As the New Year approaches, you might be thinking about how to boost your productivity and streamline your schedule in the coming year. Maybe it’s a way to squeeze in all your New Year’s resolutions! Here are a few ideas to try out. And guess what, you don’t have to wait till January 1 to give them a shot.
Maybe you’re already using Google Calendars for work, but why not use it for all your scheduling needs? Google Calendar is free and offers seamless integration across devices. Its color-coding feature is great for easy categorization of events and tasks. The sharing options can be used for collaborative scheduling among teams or family members.
Time Blocking Methods
If your goal is to increase your productivity with your scheduling, why not try the Pomodoro technique? This time management method breaks tasks into focused intervals (usually 25 minutes) separated by short breaks. Apps like Focus@Will and Be Focused Timer can help you get started.
For old-schoolers who like a paper planner, this can be a great option. Structured with goal-setting frameworks and monthly reflection prompts, the Passion Planner combines scheduling with personal development. It encourages you to plan for both short-term tasks and long-term aspirations.