Which Apps Can Help Increase My Productivity and Energy?
Depending on your personal health and dietary restrictions and preferences, you might not choose to ingest anything for energy. That’s where technology comes in handy. Here are a few apps that can help you restore your energy as well as harness it to focus on the things that matter.
This app tracks the amount of water you drink throughout the day. Proper hydration is important for healthy functioning and goal achievement. Drinking a proper amount of water also prevents headaches (even migraines!) that derail your momentum.
Awareness of our habits, good and bad, is the first step toward improving time management. You can figure out how to to get rid of the not-so-great ones with the help of this app. Pinpointing the ones that need work ultimately affects your your productivity levels.
This app solves the problem of being unable to concentrate if there’s too much or too little background noise (conversation, sirens). It produces just the right amount of non-distracting ambient sound, similar to white noise, so helpful and calming when trying to focus.
Habits are notoriously difficult to get rid of, and an app that helps you control your distractions is most welcome. The app site states: “Social media, shopping, videos, games...these apps and websites are scientifically engineered to keep you hooked and coming back. The cost to your productivity, ability to focus, and general well-being can be staggering. Freedom gives you control.” If you’re hit with an uncontrollable urge to scroll through all your social media outlets, let this app keep your mind where it belongs.
Although this is a meditation app, and not a reminder to get back to work, taking a few minutes to clear your head can be beneficial to getting back on task with renewed concentration. A meditation break when you’ve been non-stop busy lowers stress levels and might be all you need to refocus your thoughts and energy.
Customizing some or all of these tips to your personal specifications and working them into your daily routine can improve your mood, focus, and productivity. The items on this list are but the first step in getting the most out of your day.
Yael Friedman lets the world know what she’s up to in more ways than one. When she’s not channeling #abeautyblob, her lifestyle and beauty blog (abeautyblob.com) she writes and illustrates freelance articles about beauty products, skin care, and wellness.