- To maintain a healthy work-life balance, you can use tools to be as efficient and productive.
- It’s essential to have various apps to help you with work tasks and your health. In this article, we break down apps that are great for both!
When you’re working from home, it can be challenging to remain on task when working. When you’re in the comfort of your home, it can take some time for your mind to adjust. Sometimes it’s being surrounded by your chores, or maybe your pet wants to play with you, and it’s distracting. Perhaps you might find yourself not unplugging after work, creating a distinct unbalance in your work and personal life.
Either way, we’ve identified various tools and apps that can help you have the most productive, efficient, and less stressed work from home day. Most of these tools are free but have upgrades that you can pay for that have more features to enhance your experience.
7 Best Tools For Working From Home
Grammarly: This tool is your writing assistant that proofreads your writing and can provide details and suggestions towards spelling, grammar, punctuation errors, and enhances vocabulary usage. When using Grammarly, you can set the intent, audience, formality, and tone that you’d like.
DropBox: This storage site on the cloud is free to use with limited space. Through the app, you can also share the files with others. In addition, the app can help you share files without having to send large attachments.
Serene: Tool on Mac computers can help you set a daily goal and block all website distractions to reach that goal. This app can block social media platforms, both apps and websites, create a session timer, silence your phone, and even provide focus music.
Trello: When it comes to project management, Trello is one of the best for organizing your to-dos and projects. Trello contains your actionable items by categories and provides a status of what’s being worked on with progress bars. If you are very detail-oriented, you can even create subtasks to be completed.
Coffitivity: If you feel most creative in a cafe, this app brings the coffee shop to you without leaving your home. Coffitivity is a noise generator that brings you the sounds of a coffee cafe to keep you motivated and inspired. For those that can’t handle working in silence, this is an excellent app for you!
Headspace: When working from home can sometimes create a lack of space between work and personal life. The headspace app can bring your mind a moment of much-needed space with meditation, a focus music playlist, relaxing yoga, and even stress-release mental exercises.
Aloe Bud: Aloe Bud is the way to go for an app that keeps track of your self-care. Aloe Bud sends you reminders when it’s time to eat, drink water, and even have a moment of meditation. Taking care of yourself has never been easier. With the right tools, you can have your working from home experience be enjoyable and productive. So which tool or app are you going to add to your work-from-home routine? If you’re looking for more ways to be efficient, check out our new blog post on 3 Steps To Increase Productivity In A Meeting.
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