Things can get pretty hectic with everything going on in your life. Whether it’s you going back to school, starting a new job, or keeping track of your daily tasks, time management is a crucial life skill to have. Thankfully there are tools out there that help with this exact thing. Here are three options on how to organize your life with these productivity tools.
Organize Your Life with These Productivity Tools
What better tool to organize your life than what’s in your very own pocket? If you just don’t have the time to write things down and carry a paper planner with you, use your phone. Now a days there are so many apps to keep you on track for all aspects of your life. Keep your health goals on track with fitness apps. Keep a digital diary for your writing needs. Use a calendar app to stay on top of events and tasks.
The beauty about going digital is that it’s way more flexible on your typical pen and paper calendar. Need to move a task to another date? Simply drag and drop to the new time. The following three apps combined is a powerhouse of productivity:
The daily and weekly views makes it easy to time-block. Google calendar is great because it syncs up with the apple calendar.
This built-in app organized all of my brain dumps, notes, to-do lists, and more. Having this synced with iCloud, i’m able to access it all on any of my digital devices.
This app is best for to-do lists to get done that day.
If you love having a physical notebook and pen, bullet journals are a great options. It’s ideal for those who like to keep things simple with to-do’s and lists. Over the last several years, bullet journals have taken a life on its own. You can get as fancy and creative as you’d like, or stay minimal.
Although there are many ways you can use a bullet journal, there are components you need to have for it to work the way it does. The main things you need to have in a bullet journal is a future log, a monthly view, and a daily view. Create a customized key for your daily tasks and events that works for you, and get into the habit of using it often. The key is to reflect after each month and see what tasks you were able to do, what needs to be migrated onto the next month, and what tasks should be removed. Watch this video by the creator of bullet journaling, Ryder Carroll.
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If you love the idea of having digital notes but still want to write things down, an iPad is the best compromise between the two. I absolutely love my iPad pro and apple pencil. It gives the best of both worlds of digital and traditional note taking.
My go to app for the iPad is Goodnotes5. It’s a one-time fee of $8 to use it for ever, and can be accessed across all devices. Quick tip: buy a matte screen protector. This will make it feel as if you’re writing on paper!
How do you like to organize your life? Are you a digital or pen and paper person?