Productivity Tools: Are They Productive?

Productivity Tools: Are They Productive?

Today from Natalie Sisson’s 15 Day Blog Challenge is the request to share productivity tools used to make things happen for me.

Those of you who know me know that I am not the most up to date “techie” there is, but I hold my own.  That said, I only just shifted to using a digital based calendar in April of 2014!!!  Why?  Because I got my first smart phone at that time and decided to try having a portable, sync able calendar that would quickly convert my appointment times to international times for the sake of easily scheduling with my international clients.

Since making the shift, I do feel like it’s easier to keep my tasks organized.  I use iCal, which also has a to do list, which I love.  I color code things so I know what category of  my life, be it personal, school, billable work, research, etc. that I have items scheduled or listed to do for.

I must confess, I’m not feeling ready to shift to learning the plethora of online tools available for use.  Personally, I find that exploring these things, at least for now, only decreases my productivity.  I like to have things in one place, on my own computer, in my own home, where I don’t rely upon an internet connection to get it.  Am I the only one out there who feels this way?

I am fully aware that this will change.  I didn’t think I’d be doing online courses, and yet here I am learning how to create courses and learning platforms on which to host them!  I love technology and how so many things can make our lives easier.  Yet with all of these things…all of these so called “productivity tools”….doesn’t it seem like our lives only get busier and more chaotic?

Hmmmnnn…..something to ponder!

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