I have always loved my analog planner system to keep me on track and keep my brain dumped into one common area. An analog planner has been my go-to for quite some time. However, being on the go and utilizing my phone in conjunction with my planner, has proven to be quite beneficial in keeping me productive. I do a majority of my work inside of my planner, and I am pretty certain that the things my happy planner provides will not be taken away by technology but instead, have a partner in crime that the two can be one conducive unit. So, I wanted to share with you some of the non-happy planner things that still make me happy and productive.
MyFitnessPal has been a staple in aiding my progress. I have been a MFP user off and on while I was yo-yo dieting and never really truly liked it, until now. Working with my coach, and having him construct my eating plan, it allows for him to log in and make necessary adjustments to track my progress. For me, I track every day and see what the food is made up of. It also aids in me being able to find other food that fit in the same macros as the foods that are already laid out for me.
HRV4Training is also a recommendation from Coach. This has been beneficial for tracking my heart rate , energy, soreness, training and sleep ratings. I have a first hand in seeing the progress, how my body reacts when sleep is deprived or my thoughts on training from the day before that affect my mood. It provides value in becoming a greater student in my sport.
GoogleDrive is really my central hub for everything. I save all documents that are valuable and share them with the folks that need access. For working with my coach, specifically, it has been an effective way to transfer spreadsheets, etc. I can organize the folders and it is a great balance.
Spotify allows me to put my moods into categories with music. As silly as that sounds, I truly have a different genre of music for every mood I am in. I also enjoy the “workday” playlist and the “relaxing/sleep” playlist. I enjoy it also because they include new music that artists aren’t on mainstream radio yet. I guess you could say it allows my inner ADD/OCD personality to still be organized and fulfilled.
Podcasts are part of the Apple “essentials” that come with the iPhone. I have found this to be a reach for in the past few weeks. There are a lot of great Podcasters that put out valuable content to help my productivity and overall life.
Doc ScanHD is something I use for both my personal and professional life. Ironically enough, I don’t have a scanner hook up at my office, so when I need to scan documents to send to clients, this has been helpful. The picture/scan quality is definitely that of a scanner you would have at a “normal” office.
Hootsuite has been great in terms of being able to put out more content and grow my blog. Growing my blog has become a passion of mine and with my life getting more busy, I am able to schedule things for the three main social media platforms.
Checklist allows me to keep my brain organized in one place. Often times, I forget something after I write out my to-do list in my Happy Planner so I use this to add right when my brain thinks of it and attach a reminder so if it never makes it into my Happy Planner, it still gets done. I also categorize my lists and often times include business ideas, blog post ideas, etc.
So there are my Apps that keep me productive and with a clear mind. I hope you found some inspiration or validation that you are not alone in needing or having these. If you have your own app you like better and would like to share it with me, please comment below!