I am writing most of my blog posts during Saturday or Sunday morning, usually, very early Sunday morning. I am scheduling my blog posts, this way, I can spend more time interacting with my readers and I have more control of my content. Now, I know for a fact that I’ll end up writing and publishing new posts every single week.
One of the reasons I’m scheduling my blog posts, is that I need to be more productive; I need to focus on doing my best work in a fairly short amount of time. I have tested several methods, and the one method that works better than all the others, is the Pomodoro technique. I’m working in batches of 25 minutes. That’s it.
I’m always looking for ways to improve, and I’m always looking for new apps to use in my work. Today, I want to tell you about a new app that I’ve been using for the past month or so. I’m using it every single day, in order to keep my focus, and to keep doing my best work and stop procrastination.
The single most important part of what I’m doing, at work, and being productive, is to create habits. I’ve written about my habits before, and the app I’ll be writing about today, is all about creating good habits.
My Favorite App
I am writing about just one app, and that’s because this one app has made a huge impact on my life – not just how I work. The reason it has made this much impact is because it helps me keep track of my goals and it motivates me to keep working hard. The last time I discovered a tool that made such an impact on how I work, and how much I get done, was when I started using Sanebox.
The app I’m refering to is FULL.
I need to keep track of everything I’m working on. I don’t need all the tiny details, but I need to have lists and projects, and I’ve tested several different methods and tools to help me stay focused and be more productive. But, what I have been missing is the “big” goals. I need visions, and I need goals, to keep my mind busy on what I’m really going to accomplish. Full is perfect for this.
What Full helps me do is to add goals, and track how often I am working on those goals. For instance, one of my goals is to focus on gratitude. I am going to be grateful, every single day. The top of my list of goals is gratitude, and I have added 31 days of May. This means that I’ll be grateful (for something) every single day of May. It starts out on 1. May with the name of the goal and 0/31 next to it. When I’ve accomplished the task of the day, which means that I’ve been spending time thinking about what I’m grateful of and finding positive thoughts; I’ll just do a swipe of the goal, and the new number is 1/31.
Full helps me focus on the positive things in building a habit. I’m looking at the app, and it show how often I’ve actually accomplished the goal, and it shows how many times I have left (each month).
Your favorite app
Right now, I’m thinking that Full is my favorite app when it comes to both work, blogging and life in general. It has made a huge impact. I am more focused than ever, and I am happier than I have been in a very long time. I’m not saying that it’s all because of Full, but what it helps me do is to keep focusing on what I should be doing, every single day.
Are you using Full? If you are, what’s your thoughts; do you like it as much as me?
Like I said, Full is my favorite app, but what’s your favorite app?
Let’s discuss it in the comments.