#30DaysofThanks: Thankful for productivity tools

#30DaysofThanks Blog Writing ChallengeToday, I am grateful for productivity tools. I know, this isn’t a very deep thing for which to be grateful. But, I’m not as good at remembering things and multitasking as I was prior to the birth of my son. I can turn around and forget what I was doing!

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So, productivity tools really help me out a lot. For example:

  • Evernote: I love this tool, because it’s completely web-based. I create notebooks for all types of things, like this blog, my consulting and freelance clients, administrative tasks like bills, and even just an ideas notebook. I can then add notes wherever I am, because I can access Evernote from my iPhone or laptop or any computer with Internet access. It allows me to always jot down notes and keep them organized no matter where I am or what I’m doing. I can also save web pages, images and documents to my notebooks, too.
  • Asana: This is a new tool to me for project management. I am still learning how to use it, but it’s part of my new consulting job doing marketing campaign management. It allows my company to keep track of various projects, tasks and documents related to the project, as well as presents a great calendar of tasks in a visual orientation. I can easily see what’s coming up and what’s been completed.
  • CoSchedule: This is another planning tool. It’s an editorial calendar for my blog. CoSchedule lets me schedule posts and see quickly if I’m meeting deadlines and posting often enough or too often. It also integrates with social media, so I can schedule social updates for new blog posts at the same time as I write my blogs, rather than having to go back and schedule them later in each different network.
  • iPhone Notes and Reminders: I don’t know where I’d be without these two little tools. I write grocery lists in my notes and create reminders for everything, from remembering to pick up the dry cleaning to reminding myself to get a prescription when I reach a certain location.

Seriously, my dad used to always say to me “You’d forget your butt if it wasn’t connected to your body.” He’s right! Trying to juggle my own life plus adding my son’s has made me one scatterbrained, forgetful individual.

I am so thankful that someone smarter than me created these fantastic tools to help me be more productive. I don’t know what I’d do without them.

Will you join me in taking the #30DaysofThanks challenge? Each day from Nov. 1-30, write or share something for which you’re thankful with the hash tag #30DaysofThanks.