To say that I have over committed myself this summer is an understatement. I dove in head first to many commitments this summer and found it difficult to keep everything straight. At times just needed to find motivation to continue the work so I looked to two new ways to help increase my productivity. I love making lists but keeping them in one place is impossible when you make them on sticky notes and notepads so I tried Wunderlist.
It is a very easy app to create and organize to-do lists. It still allows me to cross off items when I complete them and see what I’ve completed. Being able to see the list crossed off helps me to monitor my progress through the list. I can create categories and make multiple lists in each category. I haven’t had any issues using this app so far and anticipate using it even more when the school year starts!
The second new tool I tried out was an app called 30/30. It’s a great way to manage your time on tasks. It allows you to set times to work on tasks and give yourself breaks. I can estimate the time a task on my Wunderlist will take and then add it to 30/30 when I’m ready to work through many items on my list in an afternoon. It helps me focus directly on a task instead of unproductively thinking about that task and not getting work done. I would highly recommend trying both of these tools out! I haven’t found any issues with either yet.
If you try them I would love to hear how you use them in your context!