With every new year comes new promises to be more organized and more productive. But sticking to those promises? That’s a different story. In this Tech Tip, we are sharing a few tips to stay on track and organized with technology.
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Tip #1: Download a Productivity App
Want to turn your to-do lists into to-done lists? There’s an app for that. Productivity apps like Wunderlist and Todoist allow you to easily organize and prioritize your tasks, so you’ll always know exactly what to work on next. There are several options out there, each with its own approach to improving productivity, so download a few and see what works best for you.
Tip #2: Sync Your Calendars
Next, never miss a meeting again by syncing all of your devices to the same online calendar. If you’re an Apple user, the Calendar app will automatically sync all devices connected to your Apple account. And if you have a Google account, you can download the Google Calendar app onto your devices. These calendars can be used for jotting down appointments, gatherings, and meetings, all with their times and locations. They also allow you to set reminders for a few minutes, hours, or even days before the event.
Tip #3: Make the Most of Every Minute with the Pomodoro Method
This time management method encourages you to work intensively for 25 minute sessions, called pomodoros, followed by a short break. It’s been proven to promote sustained concentration and prevent mental fatigue. To do it, download an online pomodoro timer like Pomofocus and Pomodor. During your breaks, step away from your screen, stretch, grab another cup of coffee, whatever you need to do to get your juices flowing. Just remember to use the timer to keep yourself honest.
Hopefully this answers a few of your most frequent tech-related questions. If you have more, well, you know what to do. That’s it for this edition of Tech Tips! Check back soon for another tip to make your technology work for you.