As a freelance writer, my livelihood relies solely on my ability to keep a clear head and stay on task.
But each day is the same: I sit down to work – and I’m bombarded with distractions.
The dog needs to go out. I need a snack. Oh, I have to listen to Dave Ramsey’s new podcast right this minute. The dog needs to go out again. Kim Kardashian just had a baby named what? Gee whiz, dog, will you just do your thing already? And the list goes on.
“Just one more site,” I tell myself. “One more page won’t hurt.”
But the truth is, it does hurt.
My time is valuable. Spending precious hours on unnecessary tasks is simply not good for my business.
In an effort to retrain myself to concentrate, I set out to find some of the best productivity apps for freelance writers to help me cut back on wasted time and get that high-value work done.
Here’s my list of the best productivity apps — plus tips on similar apps to try, if you don’t happen to like my favorite: