Do you ever find that when you go away for some time that things tend to snowball? Or maybe it’s this past holiday season that has you knee deep in things that need to be done or get caught up on. Whether it’s life, blogging or your small business that’s finding you needing to be more productive January is a great time to set the pace for the year. Setting a routine that works for you is important, it will help you stay on track and not feel overwhelmed. I thought I’d share some great articles with tips and tricks, freebies and tools to help you plan your year and increase productivity!
These time management and organizational tips and tools that will help you whether your a busy mom, blogger or a small business owner I’m sure you’ll find something that will help you. When your done don’t forget to check out yesterday’s post as I started a series on home organization. If you have organization, productivity tips to share be sure to leave a link in the comments or linkup on yesterday’s post or Fri./Sat. linkups.
This year I’m hoping to share more helpful articles and tips for bloggers, small handmade business s and moms. With us in the new year I felt productivity was an important topic. I know things can be a balancing act! Finding tips, tools and helpful articles can jump start you in the right direction for being more productive this year.
Productivity tips for taming your gmail;
I loved these tips for cleaning up and managing your gmail from MumsMakesLists. Over the holidays at one point I had 3000+ emails to sort through! And this is a must read for gmail tips includes shortcuts, tips and tricks.
Free Printable planners to help you increase planning and productivity;
Are you a blogger? Now is the perfect time to really start planning your year, tracking numbers, setting goals and tracking your fiances. I love this set of Free Mega Blog Printable s pack from SweetCsDesigns. If your not a blogger this set of free 2015 Printables / Planner will help you with your meal planning to daily reminders…from GlueSticks.
Free Monthly Budget Printable;
When your finances are in order you have less stress and increased productivity. Why not start out the new year with a new budget and track it with this free monthly budget printable from Jessi at the BudgetMama. Jessi even shares how to use the monthly planner.
Tools and tips for Social Media;
If your a blogger or interested in learning about social media you’ll like this post with tips, tricks and a few apps/sites to even help with your writing over on TheFutureofInk in this article 10 Twitter Tips Using tools like HooteSuite you can pre plan some of your tweets for twitter. On Facebook you can schedule posts if needed. Doing these things free up your time and increase productivity. I’m not saying give up being there to respond at all, just manage your time. Use ViralTag to schedule pins to Pinterest.
Tools for goal planning, note keeping and list making;
Are you ready to ditch the paper and keep your notes online or on your phone? There is always Evernote which I love for computer and iPhone app. but, I just found out about GoogleKeep have you checked it out? Then there’s these free productivity apps. Wunderlust and Any.do
Articles for productivity and goal planning;
I love this graphic and article and how to, all about productivity. Think about planning out your whole week on Sunday! Getting a jump on your week!
Then of course if you really want to get things done you need to set accountability and set SMART goals. I love this article of Bev’s from LinkKouture. Bev shares how she broke down her goals in bite sized chunks!
31 Days To An Intentional Life is a great series with free printables by Abby at JustAGirlAndHerBlog. I loved her article Getting Things Done & Accomplishing Goals which has links to the printable s and other articles.
Well, I hope this gets you off to a good start in this first week of the new year. Set your goals, make your lists, fill your calenders and have a organized and productive year. I have a free printable for goals and a few more articles from last year here.
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Ready, Set, Go get productive!