These are sites and apps I use daily to help with productivity. I do not receive any monetary compensation for recommending these sites/apps – I’m just including ones that work for me.
- Coach.me – Sign up or create accountability groups for just about anything. You can also purchase a coach who will guide you towards your own personal goals.
- Tomato Timer – The Pomodoro Technique involves alternating between work and break (Premack Principle, anyone?). While there are many timers out there, this is the one I use to stay productive.
- Focusmate – If you work a lot from home, like I do, it is tempting to stay in your PJs all day. You might not interact with anyone besides your computer all day long. Rather than trolling Facebook, sign up for a work session with a partner.
- Guided Meditations by Tara Brach – While Tara Brach is a Vipassana Meditation teacher (i.e., Buddhist), these mindfulness meditations can be used by anyone to focus and unwind. Also consider subscribing to her podcasts to listen to meditations on the go.
- Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff – Kristen Neff is a researcher in self-compassion. Teach yourself to treat yourself with more kindness.
- American Council on Exercise Healthy Living Blog – ACE is an organization that trains and certifies Health and Exercise professionals in the US. The Healthy Living Blog is one of many tools on the site for people wanting to live healthier lives.
- Couch to 5k – Not a runner but want to be? The Couch to 5k program is a way to get you running. You will start with do-able intervals, increasing slowly until you get to a full 3.2 miles. Don’t click on the ads, though!
- Countee – This is a free data collection app designed for ABA practitioners. Taking data on your behavior might reveal patterns that help and hinder your health and well-being. “In God we Trust, Everyone Else Must Have Data.” – Joe Lalli, Ph.D.