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The Five Best Organizational Apps for Managing Work/Life Balance

Written By Olivia Daley

Some days it can be hard to balance the daily meetings, heavy workloads, important deadlines, while still juggling family and friends into the mix. The more organized you are within your career, the easier it’ll be for you to focus on work. All the while, giving you more time for everything else. Sometimes finding that groove of being organized can be hard to come by, but thanks to technology, there is an app for it!
Here are our five favorite apps to help balance our work/life schedules:
Part of their motto is “Happier People. Healthier Business.” Headspace was created to improve the health and happiness of the world by using meditation and mindfulness to create life changing habits. These habits lead to creating a healthier and more balanced you.
Headspace helps you to manage your daily thoughts and feelings, creates the conditions for a more restful night’s sleep, and simultaneously trains your body and mind with exercises tailored to strengthen your well-being, for an overall better focus. Headspace is good for people who are experiencing work stress, sleep problems, and other issues dealt with by many of us, in our day-to-day lives.
Split your day into small tasks to get a visual timeline of your day with Structured! This app is helpful for those who have so much to do in one day, they do not know where to start. Structured allows you to plan and set notifications from smallest tasks in your day - like waking up - to long-term tasks -like a big project you have due in two weeks. You can also add breaks into your day so that you don’t feel overwhelmed, but can still accomplish what needs to be done!
Structured also combines your calendar and tasks into a visual timeline. All you have to do is set a title, time, and duration - your phone will do the rest. You can even change the colors and icons to make it feel more personalized. This app can help you to stay on top of your schedule by just following along, whenever your phone pings you!
Notion is an app that allows you to collaborate with everyone you need! From your own notes and to-do lists to team deadlines and projects, Notion helps your team to connect and keep everything organized as one. The nice thing about Notion is that you can customize it in any way you want to. Don’t like having your to-do list on a separate page? No worries, just add it to your home page.
Since there are so many ways to customize this app, some find it to be too complicated, but Notion allows users to choose from thousands of free, pre-built setups for work, life, or both. So if you’re simply too busy to scroll through Reddit threads, learning how to set up the most productive “To-Do” list - just plug in one of Notion’s pre-built template!
Managing a work-life balance can be difficult at times, but managing money and expenses does not have to be. Rocket Money helps you save, spend less, and control your life more. Not having control over your subscriptions can bring in a lot of extra stress. With Rocket Money, you will never have to pay for unwanted subscriptions again. After giving the app access, it will track your subscriptions and cancel the unwanted ones you no longer want.
Rocket Money also helps to stay on top of your spending. They track exactly where your money is going and how to improve, if needed. They also notify you of eye-catching transactions, in case something goes wrong. The app can help you to track and understand your credit score, get the best rates on existing bills, create a budget that works for you, and help you to understand and grow your net worth. Overall, this app can eliminate the financial stress that may be building up unknowingly!
RescueTime is an app that gives you weekly reports of how you spend your time on digital devices. It can be very easy to get off track and then later feel like you may have wasted your day. This app helps to track your productivity by measuring how much time you are distracted by other things. RescueTime also helps to keep you on track by sending notifications when you’re losing focus and are trying to tackle too many tasks at once.
Understanding your productivity and how you spend your time can help you focus and lock in on the tasks that need to be done. Overall, it will help you feel less stressed, more productive, and happier within your career.
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