Regardless of your age, sometimes it’s hard to be productive.
You know this already; this is no secret!
However, if you properly learn how to effectively manage your time, you will increase your productivity.
Because we now live in a highly digital age, where it’s tempting to spend (waste) time constantly checking email and social media, freelance writers and bloggers must learn how to block out distractions so they can get things done!
To help you become more productive, you can also use one or more productivity apps to help you.
Today, my guest, Wendy Dessler, is going to share four of these apps with you, which will work well from high school, through college, and into the business world.
4 Productivity Apps Designed to Help you Succeed
Apps like Clockspot help track all the hours that are spent on a project. Knowing where your time is being used is the first step in controlling it and harnessing your power. This also gives you the knowledge of your work pace. You will soon know how much time you need to complete a certain project and that will help you become more efficient.
Learning to focus and maintain that focus is one of the most powerful tools you can give your child, and yourself! In the era of Internet each of us is easily distracted. From social media, mobile phones, computers, television and video games, there is always something screaming for our attention.
FocusON is one of the best apps available to help with this issue. It is a free download and it is easy to use. It is also difficult to turn off once you have set and activated it. This will discourage you from trying to stop the app when you walk away.
We are a globally social community. Social media sites are part of our everyday routine. We feel we have to know where everyone is and what everyone is doing 24/7.
But when it is time to work, study or write, we need to be antisocial for the duration. Anti-Social blocks any of the social media sites that you set as a distraction. You set the length of time and for that period of time, there will be no social interaction.
Sometimes we need to get a good look at the whole picture. That is what this app does. RescueTime allows you to see how much time you (or your teenager) spends each day on social media, YouTube, and any other site that you frequent. It runs quietly in the background of the computer and then gives you a report that will outline what you did, and how long you did it.
This amazing tool lets you see how much time you are wasting each day. Knowing this allows you to change your behaviors. While we all know we spend a little too much time on different sites, we are often shocked when we see just how much time we actually spend!
This also allows parents to see and change emerging patterns in their children.
Activating these apps will give you the power to mold yourself into a more efficient and productive person, and teaching these skills to your children is an invaluable asset to them that will remain throughout their lives.
So what are you waiting for?
Go get productive!
26 More Apps to Help you Succeed
To further increase your success in blogging and business, you can also use some of these 26 Phone Apps to Make LIFE Easier.
And please share in the comments if you use other apps to help you be productive!
We are always on the lookout for new apps to try!
Wendy is a super-connector with OutreachMama and Towering who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. She frequently writes about the latest advancements in digital marketing and focuses her efforts on developing customized blogger outreach plans depending on the industry and competition.