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44 Apps To Make You Much More Productive

44 Apps To Make You Much More Productive

We live in a world of digital distraction. We spend an average of 8 hours and 41 minutes on media devices a day. There’s no doubt that many of us have lost some of our life to social media and other distractions; as a result, we’re become unproductive.

Instead of creating value at work, we create Tweets. Moreover, we rather take lunch breaks at our desks and scroll through Facebook than go out with our coworkers. We’ve lost enough productivity to the point where companies are being created to solve this deadweight loss with innovative technology.

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One of the best ways we’ve overcome some of these productivity issues is by utilizing mobile apps. Some of my favorite apps listed in the infographic are RescueTime, Trello, and Focus@will. RescuTime sends me weekly reports on how I use social media, Trello helps manage my work projects, and Focus@will provides the best music to keep my mind on track.

Just with three of the apps listed, I’ve increased my work productivity by a hundred percent, and now, I spend more time accomplishing crucial projects. Consequently, my success is no longer being undermined by professional marketers trying to get a piece of my time. Having several or more of the apps below on your phone can make a world of difference in how you treat each day.No longer are you wasting time unorganized, distracted, and figuring how to put your mind to a task.

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Did you know one-quarter of 18-34 year-olds check social media as soon as they wake up? It’s time we live life more productivity. Since most of us won’t throw away our laptops or phones to deal with this problem, let’s utilize the best apps out there to keep our focus on what’s important.

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    Last Updated on November 19, 2019

    7 Signs That You’re Way Too Busy

    7 Signs That You’re Way Too Busy

    “Busy” used to be a fair description of the typical schedule. More and more, though, “busy” simply doesn’t cut it.

    “Busy” has been replaced with “too busy”, “far too busy”, or “absolutely buried.” It’s true that being productive often means being busy…but it’s only true up to a point.

    As you likely know from personal experience, you can become so busy that you reach a tipping point…a point where your life tips over and falls apart because you can no longer withstand the weight of your commitments.

    Once you’ve reached that point, it becomes fairly obvious that you’ve over-committed yourself.

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    The trick, though, is to recognize the signs of “too busy” before you reach that tipping point. A little self-assessment and some proactive schedule-thinning can prevent you from having that meltdown.

    To help you in that self-assessment, here are 7 signs that you’re way too busy:

    1. You Can’t Remember the Last Time You Took a Day Off

    Occasional periods of rest are not unproductive, they are essential to productivity. Extended periods of non-stop activity result in fatigue, and fatigue results in lower-quality output. As Sydney J. Harris once said,

    “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”

    2. Those Closest to You Have Stopped Asking for Your Time

    Why? They simply know that you have no time to give them. Your loved ones will be persistent for a long time, but once you reach the point where they’ve stopped asking, you’ve reached a dangerous level of busy.

    3. Activities like Eating Are Always Done in Tandem with Other Tasks

    If you constantly find yourself using meal times, car rides, etc. as times to catch up on emails, phone calls, or calendar readjustments, it’s time to lighten the load.

    It’s one thing to use your time efficiently. It’s a whole different ballgame, though, when you have so little time that you can’t even focus on feeding yourself.

    4. You’re Consistently More Tired When You Get up in the Morning Than You Are When You Go to Bed

    One of the surest signs of an overloaded schedule is morning fatigue. This is a good indication that you’ve not rested well during the night, which is a good sign that you’ve got way too much on your mind.

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    If you’ve got so much to do that you can’t even shut your mind down when you’re laying in bed, you’re too busy.

    5. The Most Exercise You Get Is Sprinting from One Commitment to the Next

    It’s proven that exercise promotes healthy lives. If you don’t care about that, that’s one thing. If you’d like to exercise, though, but you just don’t have time for it, you’re too busy.

    If the closest thing you get to exercise is running from your office to your car because you’re late for your ninth appointment of the day, it’s time to slow down.

    Try these 5 Ways to Find Time for Exercise.

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    6. You Dread Getting up in the Morning

    If your days are so crammed full that you literally dread even starting them, you’re too busy. A new day should hold at least a small level of refreshment and excitement. Scale back until you find that place again.

    7. “Survival Mode” Is Your Only Mode

    If you can’t remember what it feels like to be ahead of schedule, or at least “caught up”, you’re too busy.

    So, How To Get out of Busyness?

    Take a look at these articles to help you get unstuck:

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