100 time, energy, and attention hacks to be more productive #article - "Toward the end of my year of productivity, I realized that every single article I wrote for A Year of Productivity could be classified into one (or more) of three categories: how to better manage your time, how to better manage your energy, and how to better manage your attention."
Deep Habits: The Importance of Planning Every Minute of Your Work Day #article - "I call this planning method time blocking. I take time blocking seriously, dedicating ten to twenty minutes every evening to building my schedule for the next day. During this planning process I consult my task lists and calendars, as well as my weekly and quarterly planning notes. My goal is to make sure progress is being made on the right things at the right pace for the relevant deadlines."
Overcommitters Club - "OVERCOMMITTERS CLUB is a monthly "event" for folks like us, who sign up for too many things, and need to reclaim that time every once in awhile. We like to think we're the only recurring event that's happy when you're a no-show."
Procrastination Research Group - "Over the past 20 years, our exclusive focus has been on researching the breakdown in volitional action we commonly call procrastination. We seek to understand why we become our own worst enemy at times with needless, voluntary delay. Although our research and site originates at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada), it represents a compilation of information and research on procrastination from all over the world." Creators of the iProcrastinate podcast.
Be Focused #app - iOS. "Staying on task seems is a real challenge for our screen-bound generation. The Be Focused lets you get things done by breaking up individual tasks among discrete intervals, separated by short breaks. It’s a surprisingly effective way to retain motivation and focus. Create tasks, configure breaks and track your progress throughout the day, week or custom period." Recommended with reservations on the Beeminder forum.
Focus Booster #software - "Simple pomodoro timer. Powerful productivity boost. Stop procrastinating, focus consistently and track your time. Using focus booster you will achieve more, understand how you use your time and feel satisfied knowing you are productive."
Toggl - Pomodoro Time Tracking - "Do you want a free Pomodoro timer? Would you like it to include powerful time-tracking and reporting tools? Well, you've come to the right place! With the Toggl Button browser extension or Toggl Desktop app, you can use the Pomodoro technique and take advantage of Toggl's powerful suite of features."
New Tag Time - "Tagtime is a stochastic time tracker. It uses math and statistics to build up a very accurate picture of your days by simply asking you occasionally what you are doing during the day."