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According to GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com, 3.7 million Americans now work from home at least half the time. And, as always, business professionals are constantly on the go. Keeping organized outside of an office environment is critical to success, especially when you’re being pulled in different directions at all hours of the day.

At Jive PR + Digital, we have found that hacking on-the-go productivity is not so much about being organized or self-disciplined as it is about making small lifestyle changes and sticking with them. Of course, one of the greatest challenges we all face is lack of time. Our heads are brewing with new ideas, to-do lists and how-to initiatives to keep pushing forward. Thanks to evolving technologies and practical apps that fulfill many traditional responsibilities, professionals can pick and choose tools that greatly increase mobility without diminishing output.

There’s an app out there for almost every task, which can make finding the right fit for your process challenging. There is rarely a one-size-fits-all application in terms of efficiency, but there is always one to work best for you and your situation. Each one of us has a different way of working and, at our company, we believe each person finding their own groove produces the best results in a happy environment.

These five apps have become essential to our workflow:

Headspace

If you have ever experienced stress, struggled with anxiety or thought about pursuing meditation but weren’t sure where to begin, the meditation app Headspace might be for you. This digital health platform gives users a break from daily chaos through the use of adorable animated characters and inspirational daily reminders.

One thing we love most about the app, aside from its minimalistic design and user-friendliness, is its authenticity. The app gives us a chance to relax and calm our minds and reminds us that we are in control of our thoughts, regardless of what happens around us. Plus, there are several science-backed benefits to meditation, like better sleep and lower stress levels.

Five Minute Journal

 

Journaling optimizes creative potential and generates clarity. It’s also a powerful facilitator of self-discovery. Similar to meditation, gratitude journaling has been scientifically proven to motivate and help overcome daily…