Most of us are always looking for ways to get more out of our day, especially when the endless array of notifications, devices, and deadlines make it hard to stay focused.
The day can get away from us so quickly leaving us wondering if we could be using our time more wisely. Other times, no matter how much we’re killing it at work, there is always more work to do at the end of the day and it keeps us from leaving the office at a reasonable time. But sometimes, all you need is a different way of looking at your workday.
Our phones are a mixed blessing. They allow us to stay on top of things on the go, set reminders, keep track of our calendars, and stay in touch with people—no matter where we are. But they also regularly distract us from our work. Even if we don’t pick up our phones, we notice the constant stream of notifications, and that is often enough to pull focus. For many people, being on our phones is a huge part of our jobs, making it easier to flip from our email app to Instagram or TikTok “just for a minute” (which, as we know, can quickly turn into 20).
Why not use the device that distracts you the most to better organize your day and encourage you to get things done in fun, new ways? Whether you want to streamline how you stay organized, need some help with focusing during an especially busy time, or are actively looking for ways to make each hour of your day count, phone apps can be one of the fastest ways to get started. After all, sometimes all we need is a little boost to level up our productivity.