It seems like everyday my to do list gets longer and longer. Competing priorities, work, home, motherhood, and getting everything done. It’s a real chore.
I really needed some help focusing and making sure I got the really important things done. After missing more than a few deadlines and looking at what I was able to accomplish, I knew I had to make some changes. ASAP!!
I’ve learned that you have to use what you have, so I decided to look at the options that were available for my phone and I headed to the App Store to see what I could find.
There are tons of apps in the Apple Store, way to many to count. That means there is a lot of variety, but it also means you have to weed through them to see which ones are really worth your time, effort and money. So, I usually end up testing them out myself to see what I think after I use them for a while.
The premise of the app is simple. Focus on no more than 3 tasks at a time and set a time limit for completing them. The app allows you to identify up to three things you want to accomplish and then you decide if you get 24, 48 or 72 hours to complete them. As soon as you type your entry and the time limit, the apps starts counting down.
Enter your task and go.
Why I Love It
The app makes you focus. You have a time limit and a task and you need to get something done. I don’t know if it’s the fact that you can only focus on three things or if its something else. When I use this app I found myself to be super productive. It’ a tool I have been using for month and I love it. Check it out here.
This app with the crazy name, Bug It, but it is just what the busy woman of today needs. You create your sticky note reminders and it reminds you to get them done. If you haven’t completed your tasks in the allotted time or you can even create a custom time, the app will remind you over and over again.
Its customizable and incredibly hard to ignore. With the buzzing on your phone and the audible alerts you can’t miss these reminders no matter how hard you try. It reminds me of the kid who keeps calling her mother until she answers.
Why I Love It
It’s simple, easy to set up. Easy to use and those nagging reminders really do work. When I put my tasks in that app, I get them done. I really appreciate that the app is customizable. You can decide what color stickies you want and even the font type.
Making These Tools Work For You
These apps are a perfect way to get more done. You should try it for yourself and tell me what you think. Both of the tools make it easier for you to complete the tasks you start and they also help you get more done. I encourage you to check them both out.