Updated: Nov 13, 2018
How To Use Smart Phone Apps To Be Productive On Unproductive Days
Do you ever have a day when you just don't know what to do with yourself even though you know you’ve got lots to do? Do you sometimes feel you’re barely making it through your day, not really getting much accomplished? What difference does the future make when the present is so boring and unproductive?
I have those days too, but there are some smart phone apps I like to use to help get me on track or when I’ve fallen off. When I use these apps, I feel like I’ve gotten something good done even if it’s not a lot. Seeing my progress through these apps makes me feel more accomplished and motivates me to do even more.
So here are the apps I like to use to feel productive on unproductive days. Maybe these will help energize and motivate you too:
Informant. A calendar app where you can link up all your calendars and reminders, set up alarms, estimate times of arrival for your travels, print calendars and do a lot of other nifty things. Printing is my favorite feature. At the start of my day, I just print out my agenda and I’m off, always seeing what I have to do for the day. Even if I stare at the list and do nothing, at least I feel important printing it out! IOS & Android.
Hours. A different kind of time tracking app. When I don't want to waste my precious time or when I want to feel like I’m having a productive day, I like to set the timer and time things I know need to get done. For example, I may time my writing, exercise, housework, reading and more. At the end of the day, week or month, I can see reports on what I’ve accomplished. It always makes me feel good knowing I’ve spent so many hours reading or writing or doing housework -- or something productive. IOS only.
C2K. A 5K training app for losing weight and getting healthier. On those days I want to get a good workout in a short amount of time and feel like I’m doing something healthy for myself, I use this app. For those days when I’m feeling sluggish and need a nice pick-me-up, I just do one of their recommended workouts and within 15 to 30 minutes after my workout, I have a bunch of energy that helps me get through other daily tasks like housework and errands with no problems. IOS & Android.
Kindle (Unlimited). A place to find a book on any topic. If I’m absolutely bored and need some good brain food, I like to run to my Kindle app. For $9.99 a month you can get a subscription and explore over a million titles on any of your devices. I always feel like I’ve accomplished something great when I read a good book. The Kindle app is also a good place to sharpen some skills or learn a new one -- or relax and escape with some good fiction. IOS & Android.
7MWC. Another great exercise app is the 7 Minute Workout Challenge. Yes, you got it right. In seven minutes you can give yourself a nice full-body workout that will give you tons of energy and make you feel great. This app is especially good if you’re short on time and still want to get your body ready for bikini season. When used in conjunction with the C2K app I mentioned earlier, you can get a nice cardio and strength-training workout in 30 to 45 minutes but reap the benefits as if you were working out an hour to an hour and a half. IOS & Android.
So these are the apps I like to use daily or when I am having one of those days when I just don't know what to do with myself but want to feel like I’ve accomplished something. It may not be much, but it’s better than watching Netflix all day.
You can’t lose when you’re taking care of your mind, your body and your soul. And now with so many apps for every purpose under the sun, there’s no excuse for being lazy.
When you don’t feel like doing what you need to be doing, at least do something -- and break the pattern of being unproductive so you can feel good about this day and get excited about the next one. Staying productive helps you have a bright future.
~Master Psychic Rachel~
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