Tools for Time Management

There are multiple tools available that can assist with time management – everything from list building, to project development and full life systems. As with anything, the key is figuring out what works for you and your lifestyle. Below you will find a small selection of tools and systems currently available.

Todoist App

Todoist is a task management app that allows you to organize and prioritize items on your to-do list. Separate items by category (school, home, family, etc.) and label them based on their importance. You can even share tasks with other users. Todoist will also track your progress, and completion rates.

Asana App

Asana is a project management app that not only tracks your to-do list, but also helps teams manage and plan larger projects. Asana is good for individuals or teams who frequently organize multi-part projects or events.

Screen Time Trackers

Not allowing ourselves to get distracted when working is a great way to manage time. Phone features such as Screen Time by Apple and Digital Wellbeing by Google can both track the time you spend on social media and help you place limits on this time. Just knowing how much time you spend here daily can encourage you time pick up the phone less and focus on work more!

Getting Things Done ® Method

The Getting Things Done method was created by David Allen and is viewed as one of the leading productively movements. Much more involved than an app, this system is meant to transform your personal and professional life. The system follows five steps:

  1. Capture: collect what has your attention
  2. Clarify: process what it means
  3. Organize: put it where it belongs
  4. Reflect: review frequently
  5. Engage: simply do

Several books have been written on the process, as well as trainings, coaching, and resources that can be found on the Getting Things Done website. While you could not set up this system overnight, if implemented with fidelity it could be a huge time management and organizational life saver.

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