Want to make 2022 more productive? Check out these 6 tools that can help you be successful this year and beyond. Check your Save mailer for savings. Writing out your schedule can help you decrease stress.
Is 2022 going to be YOUR year?
If you answer with an enthusiastic “yes!” this article is for you. Self-improvement is typically high on the list of New Year’s resolutions. According to Statista, some of last year’s most popular resolutions were “save more money,” “pursue a career ambition,” and “take up a new hobby.”
Check out these motivation tools for tips on increasing Productivity and leading a happier, more fulfilling life this year.
First thing’s first: get organized with a calendar or planner so you can see what’s on your plate. Idlewild Co. creates adorable products filled with inspirational quotes, tips, suggestions, and colorfully designed spaces to jot out your to-dos and reflections. According to Stanford research, writing out your schedule can help you decrease stress and increase focus. You might be more productive, and when you use a calendar or planner that’s as beautifully designed as these, getting organized is something to look forward to!
This book, released in 2021 by author and licensed therapist Nedra Glover Tawwab, is an excellent guide for setting healthy boundaries in various spheres of your life. Tawwab explains how to realistically manage your expectations and the expectations of others by using boundary-setting to respect your space. You’ll learn how to cultivate healthier relationships with family members, partners/spouses, friends, work colleagues, and more. If you’ve ever felt spread too thin, you might benefit from this book.
Ever heard of the Pomodoro technique? Research shows it can help you effectively manage your time by choosing a set amount of time to work and focus, followed by taking a short break before getting back to work.
Engross is a free mobile app that features a Pomodoro timer/stopwatch. You customize your work intervals, and the app will tell you when to take a break. The app also features an app block, blocking specific apps from interrupting you during a work session.
In a previous blog, we highlighted Mint as one of the top budgeting apps to save time and money. The free app and website let you link all your financial accounts, including checking, savings, and investments, and track your spending and budgeting. Mint also provides free credit monitoring. With a clear view of your spending and saving that you can check any time, you can prioritize saving and more closely evaluate your purchases.
Pinterest is a popular social media app that enables you to create digital vision boards that help you visualize your goals. You can create private mood boards and fill them with photos and links to websites you want to revisit. Some ideas for boards are:
Install the free Pinterest browser button on your device, and when you see a website that inspires you, you can upload it to one of your boards. You could even create a “2022: New Year, New You” board and collect various images that reflect how you want to live your life this year.
Whether you’re new to journaling or you’re looking to change up your routine, “Soul Therapy” by Jacqueline Kademian will inspire you with prompts for every day of the year. Simply follow the directions and free-write your thoughts on topics ranging from gratitude to kindness to travel. This journal helps you think about and reflect on numerous topics, which can help you become more in touch with who you are and what you want your life to be.
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