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Last Updated on December 30, 2018

Top 24 To-Do List Apps to Help You Keep Your Life on Track (2019 Ver.)

Top 24 To-Do List Apps to Help You Keep Your Life on Track (2019 Ver.)

From notepads to digital to-do list apps, the world has changed drastically. Fully-enabled, powerful to-do list apps not only offer quality assistance for task management but improve your productivity too.

There’re lots of to-do list apps available. Some of these apps are free, some are fee-based, but the primary objective of all of them is to offer classic task scheduling assistance to help you manage and finish the tasks with ease and on time.

Yes, many apps offer many of the same features but are these features useful for you? Do all these apps offer the level of assistance you need to keep your life on track?

In order to guide you in deciding which is the best to-do list app for you, I have made a list of some of the best to-do list apps available, which you can use for managing all your tasks.

But before my recommendations, let me offer some tips to help you choose the best to-do list app for your unique needs.

How to choose the best to-do list app

Statistics suggest that there are 17 million to-do list software applications and websites available but not all of them will be useful for you.[1]

So, where do you begin to choose the best for your needs?

First, define your method of task management:

  • How do you assign your tasks to the group?
  • What is your task completion and notification process?
  • Do you allow others to add additional details or like to keep the task details short?
  • How do you keep a record of your tasks?

Answer these questions first in order to determine the best task management method for you.

Almost every app offers a simple to-do list feature, like organizing a grocery list.

However, if you want to add subtasks, attachments as well as additional details to existing tasks, which is typical for teams working collaboratively on a project, you need a more powerful project management platform.

Below is the list of some of the best to-do list apps to let you organize tasks with ease and improve productivity.

24 Best to-do list apps to keep your life on track

From simple task scheduling to detailed task management, all these apps offer everything you need for efficient task recording.

1. Agile CRM

    Agile CRM is a customer relationship management software solution which allows the sales and marketing team to connect with customers at every step of the buyer journey. Agile CRM comes with built-in scheduling features such as an online calendar, to-do list, and real-time notifications.

    Your online calendar link facilitates appointment scheduling by displaying available time slots. Customers and prospects can schedule time with you at their own convenience. You can add tasks in the to-do list feature of Agile CRM to stay updated with your schedule.

    Android and iOS apps for Agile CRM let you work in a highly efficient ecosystem, which allows you to stay updated at every step.

    Although Agile CRM is free to use up to 10 users, for detailed assistance and exciting features you can subscribe to premium plans which starts from just $8.99 per month.

    Cost – Free | Premium – From $8.99 per user per month

    Available on Web | Android | iOS

    2. Any.do

      This is one of the most beautiful and well-designed apps on the list, Any.do offers a drag-and-drop interface with the ability to swipe tasks to mark them complete.

      But some of the key differentiators, like getting push notification in the morning about all the schedulings of the day, make it one of the preferred choices.

      Other features like deleting the task just by shaking your phone and adding tasks through voice command provide any.do a nice modern look and feel.

      Apart from its attractive and intuitive user interface, its integration with Alexa and Slack allow you to collaborate with ease.

      Cross-platform availability and superb scheduling assistant make this a perfect choice for effective task management.

      Cost – Free | Premium from $2.09/month

      Available on Web | Android | iOS | Chrome

      3. Asana

        After Agile CRM, Asana is another business-oriented to-do list app. It is best suited for larger teams who collaborate often.

        It offers some of the best features available, such as task categories, tagging options, and deep sorting, in addition to numerous ways to add extra information to a task.

        One of the features I like most about this app is that it offers a separate thread for each task, which solves all of your communication worries. You can share or discuss a task with only those involved, without disturbing others.

        Asana does offer a decent number of features in its free plan but the pro version is way more useful and best fit for a large-sized team.

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        Cost – Free | $9.99 per user per month

        Available on Web | Android | iOS

        4. Basecamp

          Basecamp is one of the most popular applications for task management. In its fully-enabled project management tool, Basecamp offers business-oriented features such as milestone management, file sharing, time tracking, and forum-like messaging.

          Basecamp’s to-do list feature works much like Asana, which offers separate threads for each task. You can assign the task to team members with due dates and add details for the task in the form of comments.

          Even though Basecamp is a fully premium app, you can use its 30-day free trial by signing up through with your email address.

          Cost – Starts from $99/ month

          Available on Web | Android | iOS

          5. Carrot To-Do

            The exclusive feature of Carrot is to gamify the whole process of task listing and management.

            You finish a task in Carrot and it rewards you with “fortune cookies”. On the other hand, you ignore the task and Carrot takes away all the rewards you have earned and may also give you negative points. This feature makes Carrot an interesting and fun to-do list app.

            Carrot’s interface is simple and easy on the task management front. There is no option to add subtasks and other information. It is just a digital pad and paper.

            However, once you cross level 18, you are allowed to add due dates as well as reminders for your task, which makes Carrot the perfect app for increasing production.

            It is available for $2.99 on the App Store as a one-time fee. But the in-app purchases, for adding themes, icons, sounds, and more are available from $0.99.

            Cost – $2.99

            Available on iOS

            6. DropTask

              DropTask, another team and task management app, provides world-class assistance in coordinating all your projects. DropTask, a versatile task management app, also offers the best visual coordination with color-based linked circles.

              DropTask, even in its free tier, offers many useful features for up to five users. Premium features such as task dependencies and support for unlimited project members and file attachments are added in the paid version, which starts from $5 per month.

              Cost – Free | Starts from $5 per month

              Available on Web | Android | iOS | Windows

              7. Focuster

                Focuster is an automated task scheduling application, which makes it the first of its kind.

                With Focuster, you just need to add all your tasks in the left sidebar and the tool automatically will arrange them according to their priority. After adding all the tasks, just press the Now button and the tool will show the tasks you should be focusing on for the day.

                Apart from offering automated task listing, Focuster comes with numerous integrations, which makes it one of the most powerful to-do list apps.

                Cost – Starts from $9.99/month

                Available on Web | Chrome

                8. Google Keep

                  Google, for a long time, has been struggling to produce a better productive app. With Google Keep, it has successfully delivered a competitive app to the market. Google Keep is a simple note-taking and to-do list app. It offers simple and intuitive functionality with colored labeling and team sharing.

                  Moreover, as a Google product, Google Keep is fully integrated with other Google offerings such as Google Docs and Gmail, which makes it extremely helpful.

                  You can share your Google Keep notes with team members to work in collaboration on small projects. Google Keep will automatically display working notes or lists for a particular task until you archive it or are done working with it, which makes arranging all your lists extremely easy.

                  Cost – Free

                  Available on Web | Android | iOS | Chrome

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                  9. Google Tasks

                    Google Tasks is a newly released task scheduling app from Google, which is fully integrated with Gmail, Google Calendar and other productive apps offered by Google.

                    A simple and intuitive app with Google’s material design, Google Tasks let you add tasks in Gmail without opening a new window on your desktop. This proves extremely helpful when you need to add an email as a task and be reminded about it later.

                    Google Tasks, which is also available for free on Android and iOS e, allows you to check your schedule on your mobile devices and stay updated at every step.

                    Cost – Free

                    Available on Android | iOS

                    10. GTasks

                      GTasks is one of the most popular and highly rated to-do list apps on Google Play. While the app is available to download for free, users are able to make various in-app purchases.

                      The free version offers some shiny features such as Google Tasks sync, widgets, and voice-enabled task scheduling. The pro version, on the other hand, offers additional security with a pattern lock, task scheduling with Google Now, and many others.

                      GTasks is best for people who are looking for a simple but effective to-do list app.

                      Cost – Free (in-app purchases)

                      Available on Android

                      11. Habitica

                        Habitica is an habit-building app, which is available on major platforms like Android and iOS. It beautifully gamifies your life by turning tasks and to-do lists into a role-playing game.

                        You can buy different weapons and level yourself up by crossing tasks off your list. However, your character loses powers and health if you ignore tasks or fail to complete them in the decided timeframe. That’s not all. The app provides an extremely useful feature for sharing your tasks with your friends and brings competitiveness into the whole task completion process.

                        Cost – Free

                        Available on Web | Android | iOS | Chrome

                        12. Memorigi

                          Memorigi, a brand new to-do list app not only presents a nice and intuitive material design UI. It also offers some extremely useful features like cloud sync, reminders, and weather integration, which provides you with real-time weather information.

                          Although it may take time to familiarize yourself with the app’s unique horizontal structure, the Facebook Messenger-like floating chat heads for each to-do list improves the flexibility of adding tasks.

                          Memorigi’s free version should be enough for most users as it offers almost all the features necessary for basic task scheduling. However, you can opt for the premium plan which starts from $1.99 per month.

                          Cost – Free | Starts from $1.99 per month

                          Available on Android

                          13. Microsoft To Do

                            Previously, Microsoft had bought the popular to-do list app Wunderlist and it was concluded that the Redmond-based company will be focusing on it wholeheartedly. However, Microsoft has come up with a brand new to-do list app, Microsoft To Do, and the future of Wunderlist is uncertain

                            Microsoft To Do, as mentioned earlier, is a brand new task scheduling app, which offers almost all the features of an ideal to-do list app. Its intuitive UI and themed structure provide smooth and efficient task scheduling.

                            As offered by Microsoft, the app is fully compatible with Windows 10 and offers a UWP supported app in the Windows store.

                            Cost – Free

                            Available on Web | Android | iOS | Windows

                            14. Momentum

                              Momentum is a browser-based start page and to-do list app, which is available as an extension on popular web browsers such as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

                              It offers a new wallpaper every day when you open a browser with amazing features such as to-do listing, Bing and Google search, weather reports, time and unique inspirational quote.

                              Momentum offers to-do listing and syncing between devices in its free plan, although most of its useful features are available in its premium version. These features include autofocus, notes, work hours, reminders, and many more.

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                              Momentum is best for users who spend most of their time browsing the internet and need assistance on quickly adding tasks and taking notes.

                              Cost – Free | $2.50 per month

                              Available on Chrome | Firefox

                              15. OmniFocus 2

                                OmniFocus 2, for iOS users, is the best to-do list app and worth the price tag as it comprehensively organizes all your tasks.

                                Color-coded labels make it easy for you to add and identify the task and get it into your inbox. The ability to add tasks in different folders or lists makes managing your tasks even more efficient in OmniFocus 2.

                                The complexity of this app’s interface may be challenging to some users. But it’s this app the perfect choice for all you power users out there.

                                Cost – Basic – $39.99 | Pro – $79.99

                                Available on iOS | Chrome

                                16. Remember The Milk

                                  One of the oldest to-do list apps, Remember The Milk, is a simple tool to add, organize and finish the tasks in the easiest way possible.

                                  Remember The Milk’s smart listings help you to identify all the tasks that have due dates for the week. Along with automated task prioritization, simple, intuitive and easy UI is one of the best features of the app.

                                  Integration with Google Calendar, Outlook, and Gmail allows you to see and update all your tasks in the app and offers omnichannel assistance.

                                  Cost – Free | $39.99 per year

                                  Available on WebAndroid | iOS | Chrome

                                  17. Swipes

                                    Swipes is a third generation to-do list app which integrates with your Gmail and Evernote account. Swipes fetch all your Evernote data that have reminders attached to them and turns them into tasks. Your emails in Gmail also turn into tasks with Swipes.

                                    However, due to this technique, you may end up getting more tasks than you can finish and your inbox may get messy. Swipes has the solution for that. It allows you to snooze tasks to the next day and in this way helps you to stay updated with all your important tasks for the day.

                                    Cost – Starts from $6 per month per user

                                    Available on Web | AndroidiOS

                                    18. TeuxDeux

                                      Almost all to-do apps let you schedule your tasks for the day. But how about organizing all the tasks for a week? That’s where TeuxDeux differs from others. This useful app lets you schedule and organizes all your tasks for the whole week.

                                      Just add the tasks below the day column and you are done. Want to move a task from one column to another? No worries. Its drag-and-drop interface lets you rearrange the task and add it to different day’s column. Additionally, TeuxDeux lets you add repeating tasks for a day.

                                      Cost – $3 per month

                                      Available on WebiOS

                                      19. Things 3

                                        Things 3 is another basic to-do list app which aims at solving all your task scheduling worries. It is one of the most simple and attractive apps on the list.

                                        It is a decent option for iOS users when it comes to task scheduling as it offers Google Chrome extension and keeps you updated in the browser while working.

                                        However, according to The Verge review, this simplicity can be a big turn off for many. According to reviewers, Things 3 also lacks intuitiveness and is not worth its price tag.

                                        Cost – $9.99

                                        Available on iOS | Chrome

                                        20. TickTick

                                          TickTick allows you to add tasks, subtasks, custom reminders, deadlines, as well as recurring tasks for a day, a week, or a month.

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                                          In order to provide you more ease in task scheduling, TickTick, in its pro version, offers a nice calendar view, where you can add or edit tasks on a weekly or daily basis. It also has experimental features, which you can turn on if you want to try out beta capabilities.

                                          Along with iOS and Android apps, TickTick does offer Windows as well as Mac apps for better assistance in task management.

                                          Cost – $2.79 per month

                                          Available on Web | Android | iOS | Chrome

                                          21. ToDo List

                                            ToDo List covers almost all the basic features that a to-do list app offers. Along with that, it also has the ability to send reminders in order to keep you updated about all your pending tasks.

                                            Even though the UI of the app may sound repetitive, it’s pretty simple and easy. Apart from all the basic features, the app also lets you add tasks with voice commands and widgets in its free version.

                                            Cost – Free | From $2.99

                                            Available on Android

                                            22. Todoist

                                              Todoist has been on the market for a long time now. However, its features aren’t out-of-date in any way. It offers various features to organize or add color-coded labeling to your task.

                                              The app is also beautifully designed. It allows you to create sub-tasks, projects, sub-projects and dependencies. You can even add deadlines to a particular project and label your lists with different colors.

                                              Moreover, Todoist has integrations with other services such as Sunrise Calendar, IFTTT, and Google Drive.

                                              Cost – Free | $3 per month or $29 per year

                                              Available on Web | Android | iOS | Windows | Chrome

                                              23. Trello

                                                Trello, a popular to-do list app and task management tool, offers features like drag-and-drop functionality and color-coded labeling. It also lets you organize your tasks in the most efficient way possible.

                                                It follows its own “boards” and “cards” structure, which allows you to segregate all your projects (boards) and then add tasks and subtasks (cards) into it. In cards, it offers the ability to add notes, checklists as well as deadlines.

                                                A nice and shiny calendar view of the app shows you all your tasks for the day, which is just amazing. Trello’s integration with popular applications such as Dropbox, Box, and Google Drive makes it the first choice for large businesses.

                                                Cost – Free | Business class $9.99 per user per month | Enterprise $20.83 per user per year

                                                Available on Web | Android | iOS | Windows

                                                24. Wunderlist

                                                  You may be surprised that Wunderlist is the last suggestion on the list, but that doesn’t mean it lacks excellent benefits for a to-do list app.

                                                  The app, which was bought by Microsoft in 2015, lets you create tasks, subtasks, and allows you to share with your family, friends, and colleagues.

                                                  The whole app is designed in the most user-friendly way and offers you the ability to add deadlines, additional information, and reminders.

                                                  Cost – Free | Pro – $4.99 per month

                                                  Available on Web | Android | iOS | Windows | Chrome

                                                  The bottom line

                                                  Using a to-do list app is one of the easiest methods of task management. They offer complete control over adding, organizing, and finishing tasks in a jiffy.

                                                  Additionally, to-do list apps ensure that task recording is being done properly and they monitor the progress of the project as well as your team. However, you need to do your research to find the best to-do list app or task management platform for you depending upon your requirements.

                                                  Choose the best to-do list app for you from the list to make task management easy and simple. All these apps also let your teamwork with tightly aligned coordination, which helps improve productivity.

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                                                  Last Updated on January 2, 2019

                                                  Better Alternatives to New Year’s Resolutions to Reduce Your Stress

                                                  Better Alternatives to New Year’s Resolutions to Reduce Your Stress

                                                  The end of the year is the time when everyone tries to give you advice on how to live healthier, look better, and earn more money.

                                                  It’s understandable if you find yourself lost among all the tips and opinions. Sometimes you no longer know what you truly want to achieve next year – and what’s just imposed by society.

                                                  To help you out, we’ve made this article about the things you should remove from your new year’s resolution list – instead of adding to it – to make your daily life more harmonious and peaceful.

                                                  So just make sure you cross these off your New Year’s to-do list – your body, mind and soul will be thankful.

                                                  1. Stop Buying Meaningless Gifts

                                                  We all know the sense of obligation – when we have to buy a gift for an event or celebration that’s already tomorrow, but we still have no idea of what to give.

                                                  Take these tips close to heart for all upcoming holidays, including birthdays, weddings, graduations, etc.:

                                                  Stop focusing on the material objects

                                                  Instead of focusing on what material object to give, think about the emotion you want to evoke[1] in the gift recipient, and then pick a symbolic gift that can support or represent that emotion. For example, you can gift coziness by presenting a “comfort set” with warm socks, tea, candles, etc. Or give motivation by presenting a beautiful planner or notebook.

                                                  Plan gifts in advance

                                                  We know this is easier said than done. But if you try to plan which gifts you’ll need in the upcoming months (try making a list three or four times a year), ideas will more likely come to mind and you’ll avoid that last-minute shopping. Not to mention, you’ll be able to keep an eye on sales to get the best prices.

                                                  Suggest a better way

                                                  If you’re tired of exchanging gifts for birthdays and holidays, initiate a different approach. For example, draw names among family members and agree that each one only buys a present to that one person they got. Alternatively, you can agree not to share gifts among adults, and only give presents to kids of the family. Or, ask friends to donate to charity instead of buying a gift for you.

                                                  Go for common experiences instead of exchanging gifts

                                                  You can agree (with your partner or the extended family) to go on a common trip, dinner or another activity, instead of spending money on gifts.

                                                  Sometimes you’ll have to be the one who initiates breaking the rules that have been accepted in the family for years. But if you suspect that you’re not the only one in the group who’s tired of gift-hunting, you’ll surely find support for your suggestions.

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                                                  2. Don’t Exaggerate with Diets and Fitness Resolutions

                                                  It’s no secret that TV shows, article headlines, and ads (not to mention our healthy diet-obsessed friends) make us feel like we need to look better, slimmer and younger than we actually are. But going on yet another diet or starting a fitness plan with the wrong motivation rarely leads to great results.

                                                  If you are like many people, you have probably signed up for an annual gym membership at least once in your life – only to drop it one month later.

                                                  How do you balance a good resolution for a healthier life without pushing yourself into commitments that won’t last?

                                                  Here’s what you can do:

                                                  Set a healthier pattern

                                                  For example, do meat-free Mondays or reduce meat consumption to three days per week (less saturated fat for you and better for the environment). Or choose to eat only healthy food at least three days a week or only on weekdays (e.g. make sure your meals contain vegetables, fruits, whole grains, dairy products, and protein). This way you’ll already have a healthier diet while still being able to treat yourself with a snack on weekends or parties.

                                                  Get a fitness watch

                                                  Fitness watches like Fitbit or MiBand are tiny accessories that will count your steps, calories burnt and will serve as an excellent motivator to move – or to take the stairs instead of the elevator.

                                                  Find a physical activity that you enjoy

                                                  Even if you are not that fond of doing sports, you can definitely find an activity that you’d do with pleasure. Think about what you’d like – from taking up Nordic walking to pilates or even exercising at home.

                                                  Try intermittent fasting

                                                  This is an alternating cycles of fasting and eating. For example, stop eating at 8 pm and restart not sooner than 12 hours later. This approach has been proven to have numerous health benefits, in addition to weight loss.

                                                  Skip cabs or driving to work and opt for cycling or walking instead

                                                  You’ll burn calories, breathe some fresh air, and save money – win-win!

                                                  3. Put a Cap on Your Daily To-Do List

                                                  In today’s busy world, planning your day in a stress-free way is actually an art in itself. It’s natural to want to be a loving parent, a diligent employee, an active member of the local community and probably several other individual roles.

                                                  But playing all these roles requires energy and meticulous planning. How not to lose yourself amidst all the appointments and responsibilities? And – most importantly – how to still find time for relaxing and recharging yourself?

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                                                  These daily planning tips will help you have more stress-free days:

                                                  Leave bigger intervals between meetings

                                                  If you schedule too many appointments or chores in a day, you’ll probably end up late at some point, and as a result – more stressed. There are many different reasons why people are late, but poor planning is a major factor too.

                                                  Plan time to relax

                                                  As weird as it may sound, you should try and schedule your resting time. For example, if you only have one free evening this week, and a friend tries to squeeze in a meeting, feel free to say no. Don’t feel obliged to specify the reason for your refusal, just say that you are busy.

                                                  Try to be a little pessimistic

                                                  We’re often packed with plans or running late for errands because we tend to be overly optimistic – about the traffic, the time it takes to do things, etc. Instead, try an opposite tactic — assume you’ll hit traffic or the meeting will take longer.

                                                  Try waking up earlier

                                                  Sometimes even waking up 30 minutes earlier can give you the much-needed head start for several errands of the day. But remember to get enough sleep every night, even if it means going to bed earlier.

                                                  Plan your day the day before

                                                  Chances are your day will be much better organized if you pack a lunch and lay out an outfit before going to bed.

                                                  Designate a time for checking emails and social messages

                                                  If you start checking your messages between appointments, you risk getting lost in a sea of messages that need replies. Designate a time for this activity or do it in case you arrived early to a meeting.

                                                  4. Let Go of Unhealthy and Time-Consuming Habits

                                                  If there’s one thing we should get rid of in the new year, it’s the habits that steal our time, provide instant gratification but don’t offer any value in the long term. Or even worse, leave a negative impact on our health.

                                                  Here are some common (and pointless) habits along with tips on how to get rid of them:

                                                  Binge-watching TV series

                                                  Even if most online television platforms offer you lists of “Best TV Shows to Binge Watch”, being addicted to series is a major time-waster.

                                                  You can manage this addiction in several ways, for example, watch one episode per day (or a few per week) as a reward, only after you’ve finished an assignment or done a house chore. Or try replacing this habit with exercise or reading a book – this will be hard at first but should stick after a few weeks. You can also try to track how much time you spend on TV or movies – seeing how much of your life you are wasting might urge you to do something about it.

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                                                  Running on coffee

                                                  Being a coffee addict is kind of a stylish addiction nowadays, but it’s not that innocent as it may initially seem. Besides addiction being a problem in itself, drinking too much coffee (more than 500-600 mg of caffeine a day) may lead to nervousness, insomnia, an upset stomach, a fast heartbeat, and even muscle tremors.[2]

                                                  As a solution, try switching to tea or edible coffee – a more sustainable, healthy, and productivity-enhancing alternative. For example, Coffee Pixels are solid coffee bars that generate a more even energy kick throughout the day without the coffee-induced abstinence and dehydration.

                                                  Procrastination

                                                  Fighting procrastination requires some serious willpower. If it is a problem in your daily life or work, try ”eating the frog” in the morning – get over your biggest or hardest tasks first, then tackle everything else.

                                                  Alternatively, use time tracking software to monitor exactly how much time you waste on unproductive actions, websites or apps. Once you know exactly how much time you’re spending unproductively, try to limit your time on social media, for example to just 20 minutes per day.

                                                  If nothing else works, try bribing yourself — promise yourself to do something fun or pleasant when you finish your assignment.

                                                  Whichever habit you want to give up, consider using some habits building tools to make a contract with yourself and reward yourself for milestones achieved.

                                                  5. Stop over-consuming

                                                  We live in the age of consumerism – huge manufacturers with their promise of a comfortable life on the one hand, and growing environmental threats – that are the direct result of our modern lifestyle – on the other hand. There’s only one solution – try to consume less whenever and wherever you can.

                                                  Before making additional purchases, ask yourself these questions:

                                                  • Do I really need it? Did I need it yesterday?
                                                  • Can’t I buy it used or borrow it from friends?
                                                  • Can I rent it?
                                                  • Can I make it myself?
                                                  • Am I buying the most sustainable version of this product?

                                                  For example, check if the brand you chose is conscious about the environment, for example, are the products they manufacture energy efficient? Do they try to use less packaging?

                                                  Also, if you often find yourself buying too many groceries, promise to buy only the amount that fits in one shopping bag (that you bring along). If you often forget to take your shopping bag with you, get yourself a 2-in-1 wallet with a built-in shopping bag for more eco-friendly shopping.

                                                  6. Learn to Unplug from Your Phone

                                                  Today’s world is crammed with information, and many people struggle to keep focus on what’s truly important. There’s just too much going on in the world – too much to read, to watch, to know, too many conversations to participate in.

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                                                  But how to refuse the temptation to check the phone and start using social media in a controlled, not a compulsive way?

                                                  Some tips for managing your phone-dependency:

                                                  Spend only a limited amount of battery per day

                                                  For example, start your day with 50% battery life, and manage your phone usage so that you’ll make it till the evening.

                                                  Block distracting apps and notifications on your phone and computer

                                                  Choose one-hour, two-hour or longer blocking sessions and enjoy the positive impact this will have on your mood and productivity.[3]

                                                  Set your phone on flight mode

                                                  When you start doing an important task that requires full focus, set your phone on flight mode so that nobody can disturb you.

                                                  Leave your phone at home or in the office when you go for lunch

                                                  You’ll see that the feeling of being unreachable for a moment is actually very liberating.

                                                  The Bottom Line

                                                  As a new year begins, we’re all excitedly looking forward to what adventures await ahead of us.

                                                  But this year, promise yourself this:

                                                  Instead of having a never-ending list of tasks and commitments, focus on the truly meaningful ones. And cross-out all the rest without feeling guilty.

                                                  Less is more. Make this year count. We’re all rooting for you.

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