Conceptual tools

Resources for building / breaking habits:

  1. HabitHub. Android (iOS app coming soon) app for tracking "streaks"
  2. The Five Minute Journal: "your secret weapon to focus on the good in your life, become more mindful, and live with intention"
  3. The Productivity Planner -- "combined with the Pomodoro technique...helps you prioritize and accomplish the vital few tasks that make your day satisfying"
  4. Best Year Journal
  5. Kon-Mari method of organizing/'tidying'. If you find it suits you, it can quietly lead from tidying your space to 'tidying' the rest of your life, helping you figure out what's important in many arenas and of what you can gently let go.
  6. stickK -- commitment contracts; created in part by behavioral economist Dean Karlan
  7. RememberTheMilk -- a highly-customizable electronic to-do list (most of my systems center around it)
  8. Clockify -- a flexible and free time-tracking app
  9. Joplin -- note-taking and to-do application great for organizing literature reviews and project notes
  10. Reminders of all types -- I like timer tab, MindBell, online stopwatch, the alarms/reminders on my phone and on my Amazon Echo ("Alexa"), and a separate "reminders" calendar that I keep hidden but that sends me email and pop-up reminders
  11. Rubber band on wrist technique