Well anyone who knows me knows how much I LOVE productivity tools, last year I started working my way through “Get Productive” by Magdalena Bak-Maier, it’s an awesome, very accessible book jam packed full of tools (as you’d expect). I also love the planner in Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People as it helps you keep up with the multiple roles in your life (of which I always have (too?) many).
It’s great having such a range of tools available, you can pick and choose what suits you. But I also know how easy to get bogged down in them and how annoying the apps can be when they’re pinging away every 5 minutes reminding you of the things you haven’t done. Grrrr. I have tried things like Wunderlist, Asana and various other task organisers only to get thoroughly annoyed at their “helpful” reminders, they bring out my rebellious streak.
So… what do I need? What productivity issue do I need to solve? I guess my issue is that I always have so many projects going on at once that I often lose sight of my priorities and what’s important. Something that could capture all the areas I want and need to work on and also keep track of all the steps to reach my goals would be ideal. I’ve come across Week Plan which does just that so I’m going to trial it for 15 days (the length of the free trial) and see how we go. There is also a brilliant blog post here with free templates you can download.
What do YOU like using to organise your projects? What one productivity tool would you recommend? Comment below!