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I am always on the look for new ways to be more productive. My full-time job allows me to discover a lot of amazing tools to help me work faster and I thought it would be a good idea to share my favorite productivity tools with you!
You can also learn more about productivity with the 30-day productivity action plan.
In this workbook, I share with you the best tricks to:
- Remove distractions
- Get organized
- Reach your goals
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Charles Duhigg is known for his book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business.
In Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business, Charles Duhigg focuses on motivation, goal setting and decision making using studies based on neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral economics!
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Unroll.me changed my life, or at least my inbox. I don’t know for you but I used to receive between 10 and 20 newsletters every day …
Let’s just say that it was keeping me away from my emails. I was too overwhelmed by the clutter in my inbox to look for the important ones.
But that was until I discovered unroll.me a free service that will stop the newsletters madness.
Now I only receive a few newsletters individually and added the other ones that interest me but are less important to a daily digest.
And if you also want to declutter your mail box from ads that will be thrown in the trash and stop unwanted calls, I recommend you to read this step by step guide.
Freedom is a must-have to stop being distracted on your computer and your phone.
It’s a simple software that you will install on your computer and on your phone to do its magic.
All you have to do is to create a block list with all of the websites that are trying to steal your attention from your work. Like Facebook, news websites, other social media platforms, …
Once you have a block list ready (you can create different lists), you will create sessions for Freedom to run and stop you from visiting these websites (or apps on your phone).
What I love with Freedom is that you can either start a session right away, plan one for later or simply create recurring sessions to create work blocks for example.
And guess what? Freedom is offering 7 sessions to the readers of Hello Peaceful Mind so you can try it for yourself!
I absolutely love the Dailygreatness journals! They are gorgeous, help you plan your day and reach your goals.
They have different journals, each one adapted to your specific needs:
- Dailygreatness Journal: A Practical Guide For Consciously Creating Your Days
- Dailygreatness Business Planner: An Actionable Plan For Exploding Your Business
- Dailygreatness Wellness Journal: A Holistic Guide for Health, Wellness & Vitality
- Dailygreatness Yoga Journal: Your Masterplan for a Beautifully Conscious Life
- Dailygreatness Yoga Journal “Limited Bloom Edition”
- Dailygreatness Training Journal: 12 Weeks to a Rocking Fit Body, Mind & Spirit
- Dailygreatness Parents Journal: A Practical Guide for Raising Conscious Kids & Creating a Happy Home
If you want to start to change your life today, I have a coupon for 5% discount off any Dailygreatness Journal!
Tab Snooze is a FREE Chrome extension that you are going to use daily!
How many time did you end up with too many tabs open in your browser to remember what you were doing?
It happened to me all the time before using Tab Snooze.
With this extension, you will be able to snooze any tabs you don’t need right away. It will close it and have it reopened at the time you selected: during the day, in the evening, the day after, the coming weekend, next week, a month later, randomly, periodically or on a set time.
I use all of the options, I have a few tabs that are opening weekly for recurring projects, and other tabs I snooze for later because I don’t have time to work on it right away. I also snooze interesting articles that I want to read later at a random date 🙂
Grammarly is the best spelling and grammar checker out here and is FREE.
All you have to do is install the Chrome extension and it will automatically find typos and grammar mistakes for you. It will highlight typos, grammar, punctuation, style, and sentence structure mistakes in red and let you select the correction.
Also, if you double-click on any word, you will be able to see its definition and synonyms!
Grammarly is a must have for anybody who writes online, especially on social media. How often did you type quickly to respond to someone and realized after too late that you forgot a word … Yes, this happens to me all the time.
If you send a lot of emails, Gorgias is going to allow you to create shortcuts to easily insert the same paragraph in different emails. You can also create a whole email template to make it faster!
Zapier is going to help you automate your recurring tasks for free. You can create your own Zaps or check out their blog for inspiration. It’s really easy to set up and will make you save tons of time!
One of the Zaps helps me to keep my email subscribers in one place. Like a lot of bloggers I first used MailChimp but then people had trouble receiving emails. So I switched to MailerLite that I love! Since a few people had links to my previous freebie page I didn’t want to take the risk to have forgotten new email subscribers so I created a Zap that adds any new email subscribers on MailChimp to the corresponding mailing list in MailerLite!
IFTTT is very similar to Zapier but offers different features. I like to browse through the collections to find new ways to simplify my work!
One of the applets I use sends me a notification in the evening when it’s going to rain in Seattle so I know how to dress up. I also have one to automatically add to my buffer queue any articles I like on pocket.
It is recommended to take a break every 50 to 90 minutes to stay focused on your work. But let’s be honest when you are working hard on a project it’s easy to forget to take a break.
The reality is that taking a break will help you be more productive and creative.
Noisli is a really cool extension that will let you listen to sounds helping you to relax and be more productive. What I love is that you can create your own combos or use the preset created by Noisli.
- Create and save your combos
- Share your combos
- Set a timer
- Distraction-free text editor with possibility to export
- 5 Free Extensions You Need To Relax At Work
- How To Stop Unwanted Emails, Mails, And Phone Calls
- How To Be More Productive In 30 Days
- The Myth of Waking Up Early to be Successful
- 56 Lists To Make When You Are Feeling Down
Over to you
What do you use to be more productive? Share your favorite tools in the comments!
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