7 Techniques to Make You More Productive

by Johnny Webber

1. Keep a bullet journal. A bullet journal is like a to-do list, planner, and diary wrapped into one. All you need need is a pen and a notebook. Check out bulletjournal.com to get you started.

2. Listen to ambient noise. Stay focused and shield yourself from distraction. Noisli.com and asoftmurmur.com are two sites that can help you do exactly that.

3. Use a website blocker. Download getcoldturkey.com to blacklist those pesky Internet distractions.

4. Meditate. Research shows those who meditate stay on task longer. Headspace.com can help you with that.

5. Try apps. Use todist.com as a task manager. Or try wayoflifeapp.com as a habit tracker.

6. Use the Pomodoro Technique. Work hard in 25 minute intervals with short breaks in between. Check out tomato-timer.com for an online timer.

7. Make an anti-todo list. Instead of writing down tasks to be crossed off, start with the stuff you’ve already completed. Here is a little primer on starting your anti-todo list.

7 Techniques to Make You More Productive