Summer is a time for relaxation, but that doesn't mean you can take three months off work.
Productivity is important year-round, and even more so when you're trying to balance vacation time against accomplishing your usual day-to-day tasks. Sure, you can slack off during the summer months, but all of those unaccomplished to-do lists will add up over time.
Before we dive into the digital tools you can use to stay productive, it's important to note a few traditional pieces of advice to help you get things done without a browser extension or mobile app.
First and foremost, it's important to acknowledge how much time you have and how much you can get done in one day. Being realistic about the time it takes to complete each task will help you manage your to-do list and feel more accomplished at the end of the day.
Removing the clutter from your workspace can help you kick off the day with a fresh start and clear mind. The task shouldn't be limited to your physical workspace. Having an organized desk is important, but having a clear PC desktop is beneficial as well.
Now, let's talk about getting down to work. You could go the old-fashioned route and write your to-do list with pen and paper, or you could use one of many digital tools available to help you organize your day and keep you functioning at your most productive.
To keep you working effectively during the summer months, we've put together a roundup of digital tools designed to get you organized and help you power through your workday.
Do you use any of these tools? Are there any you would add to the list? Please share your own productivity tips and tricks in the comments section below.Kelly Sheridan is the Staff Editor at Dark Reading, where she focuses on cybersecurity news and analysis. She is a business technology journalist who previously reported for InformationWeek, where she covered Microsoft, and Insurance & Technology, where she covered financial ... View Full Bio