Friday Five: 5 Websites to Help You Make the Most of Your Time Before Losing an Hour to Daylight Savings
Now I know that not everyone is preparing to lose an hour this weekend to daylight savings, but whether or not you're actually losing an hour, it still probably feels like there aren't enough hours in the day. Give yourself the gift of time by checking out these five websites to help you improve your time management. We decided to feature a variety of different websites and each offers its own unique way of helping you better manage your time. What are you waiting for? Check them out below:
1. Get Time Management Tips, Tools, & Techniques from Time Management Ninja
Time Management Ninja is run by Craig Jarrow, whose mission is to help individuals and companies reclaim their time. His website is full of great tips, techniques, and tools for better time management and productivity. You can visit his website and look through the many posts and you can also subscribe to the RSS feed so you don't miss anything! Some recent posts I recommend checking out include "10 Tips to Keep Your Desk Clean, Organized, & Productive" and "Your Todo List Doesn't Forget."
2. Keep Track of Your Todos with Remember The Milk
Never forget the milk - or anything else - with Remember The Milk! Remember The Milk is a todo list app that helps you keep track of, well, anything and everything! You can easily add any task you want to their platform, then you can organize those tasks into lists/categories such as errands, studies, etc. They even have smart lists that allow you to set certain criteria, so the smart lists will automatically update as tasks change. And finally, the most important part of any todo list is being able to set reminders. With Remember The Milk, you can set recurring reminders, due dates, and more. You can also have reminders sent to your email, phone, and even your instant messenger!
3. Get Rid of Distractions with Pocket
I don't know about you, but I tend to find myself with what seems like a million distracting tabs open on my browser throughout the day. Part of the reason for this is because I've found some great articles that I want to read, but don't have time to read immediately. I don't want to lose them, but it does make finding the tabs I'm actually using more difficult. Well, Pocket is the answer. Pocket allows you to save articles, videos, and more for later reading or viewing - basically you can put them in your "pocket" (see what they did there?). Visit their website to create your free account. From there you can save things for later or you can also add a browser button to easily save things without having an extra tab open. You can also download their app, so you can read and view what you saved from your phone, tablet, computer, whatever!
4. Know How Your Time is Being Used with Toggl
Do you ever wonder where you time is going? With Toggl, you can track the time you spend on each task at the click of a button. Simply add your task to Toggl and then start the timer. Then Toggl will give you a breakdown of which projects are taking the most time - it can even show you your breakdown in a pie or bar chart! Toggl can be used via the web, your computer, and your mobile device and as well as on and offline, syncing your account across devices whenever it's online.
5. Focus & Retain Information Better with Focus@Will
You may have heard that listening to classical music can help you focus and in a nut shell, that's what Focus@Will is all about. But really, they're so much more than that - in fact, they combine neuroscience and music to boost your productivity and, according to them, the result will increase your attention span by up to 400%! Many people like to listen to music while they work, but sometimes listening to music can be more of hindrance to getting things done than a help. So their goal was to help people focus by providing the right type of music that can help you "zone out" distractions, so you can not only focus better, but also better retain information when working, studying, reading, and writing. Check out their website where you can sign up for free and listen to up to 60 minutes of music that will help you focus.
Now that you've given yourself the gift of time, don't forget to actually set your clocks forward on Sunday morning for Daylight Savings!
This post was written by Robyn Norgan, who feels like a Time Management Ninja herself now that she only spent 1 minute writing this blog (according to Toggl) while listening to Focus@Will's classical station! Now she can check it off her Remember The Milk todo list and go back to reading all the fun articles she set aside in Pocket!