Productivity applications are created to help boost your productivity.
They are supposed to help you save time managing tasks, spending time manually inputting information, communicating with others and more.
✅ What Productivity Apps are For…
Not for you to spend more time procrastinating using tons of applications, spending time re-arranging workspaces and not creating a solid stack of apps that work for you.
Think about what kind of application you need and what purpose they need to have…
Maybe you need a task management app like to help plan your workday or a note-taking application like to organise and keep track of all your notes.
Applications like this come with a structure and a system for how to work. Perfect for inputting information and working from there.
However, applications that require you to spend more time configuring a workspace like will take up more time, and will lead to procrastination if you do not have a system in place.
Building a Productivity System 👇
❌ Say No To Constant Self-Management
Once you have an efficient productivity system in place or just a few applications that serve you well, you'll notice the need for self-management will decrease.
What does this mean?
Well, if you need to spend hours each day organising your apps before you do any meaningful work, you're wasting time managing yourself, when these applications should be helping you manage your time better!
So, say no to constant self-management and learn how to use your time wisely and create a better system for setting up your productivity applications.
⏰ Time-Saving Tips
Let's get into how to save time using productivity applications and start getting out of your own way!
- Start with applications with more structure like or
- Make small tweaks daily, of around 10 minutes.
- Create a sketch of how you want your homepage to look when using a free-roam application.
- Dedicate set times when working with applications like and
- Use templates to just help you get started!
- Watch tutorials instead of trying to figure it out yourself.
- Be intentional with your changes, do you really need to alter them?
- Make notes when you notice something isn't working and set a time to edit your workspace.
💅 Perfection is the Enemy of Done
If you're new to using productivity applications, don't worry.
You don't need to have it all figured out and you will learn along the way. If you'd decide a tool isn't working, try something else!
Eventually, you will create a system that works for you, boosting your productivity, and limiting the need for self-management (and wasting time!)