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Mondays are notoriously challenging for most, but so is the rest of the week if you’re not getting through your to-do list each day. Thanks to smart technology, you can increase your productivity in easy and engaging ways that will make finishing your to-do list each day a no-brainer.

Here are five productivity tools to help with project management, time tracking, password storage, and limiting online distractions.

Managing Multiple Projects

TimeFlip makes time tracking more manageable. It’s a physical device that’s shaped like a 6-, 8- or 12-sided die. On each side is a specific task or project. You download an app to your phone and set up the device, then turn the die when you switch tasks to automatically allocate and track your time accordingly.

Tracking Your Time Wisely

Another time-tracking technology, RescueTime is software you install on your computer that runs securely in the background, tracking which programs you use and for how long. Then you can see daily and weekly reports that detail your productivity patterns and identify where you can make improvements.

Storing Your Passwords

LastPass not only keeps track of all your passwords across devices, but it helps you create stronger passwords for your accounts to boost security. Think of the time you spend each week, month or year trying to remember pesky passwords. Concerned about security? LastPass itself is very secure. It uses multi-factor authentication for your master password and is recommended by Lifehacker, CNET, and PCMag.

Scheduling Your Distractions

StayFocused is a Google Chrome extension that limits how much time you can spend on time-wasting websites. You set the amount of time you get to “waste” each day and which websites you want to block yourself from. Once your allotted daily time is up, you’ll be blocked from those sites for the rest of the day to help you stay on task.

Whereas StayFocused is only for Chrome, Freedom is an app that reduces digital distractions across devices and browsers. You set what’s blocked and for how long, ensuring you make the most out of your study or work time. On top of carving out time for special deadlines, you can also create recurring periods of blocked time daily or weekly.

Whether you’re a freelancer, a work-at-home professional, or a student pursuing your degree, these productivity tools, along with fast and reliable internet from Chariton Valley will help you do your best work and accomplish more, so you can get back to the things that matter most. To learn more about Chariton Valley’s internet service, call 660-395-9000 or visit a location near you.

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