More Free Time: how to get it – Health Hint!

Nov 24, 2021

We know that many of our readers are professionals of some sort, and are juggling busy lives, family, friends. All while trying to prioritize their health.  We have discussed in previous articles the importance of self-care, of taking time for ourselves to unwind.  Free time allows us to focus on our mental wellness, our loved ones, and caring for ourselves. As a result, it keep us operating as the best versions of our self.  We know that can, often, be easier said than done though. So, we are here with another Health Hint on how to use available apps, technologies, and services to be more efficient and free up time for yourself. 

If you’re a professional, entrepreneur or small business owner, you know how hard it can be to balance all the responsibilities that come with running your career. Fortunately, there are so many great apps available today that can help professionals stay organized. On the other side, these apps also boost productivity, save money on travel plans, collaborate with staff members, and more. Federated Health Charities Campaign shares some of the best apps to get more free time.

5 awesome apps to free up time

To start, with ever-increasing demands on business owners’ time, there is a rise in the number of apps built for professionals to help them get more free time. Here are our top six picks right now:

Buffer (platforms: Google Chrome, iPhone, Android)

If managing social media accounts leaves you exhausted and searching for more free time, try Buffer. Their browser extension and mobile app let you share content easily from one dashboard. Also, you can manage all your social accounts in a single place. Plus, you can automate your marketing with powerful integrations, and schedule posts for any time or date – even on weekends!

Trello (platforms: web)

This is the perfect visual project management tool for professionals. You can assign tasks or jobs to your teammates, add checklists and comments to each card, group similar cards together for easy management. And, finally, automatically get notified whenever a change is made.

Boomerang (platforms: Google Chrome, iPhone)

Give yourself the gift of free time this holiday season with Boomerang. This app lets you schedule messages to go out at a later time, take messages out of your inbox until you’re ready for them to return, and even track customer responses.

Wave (platforms: web)

Use this smart tool by Google to easily collaborate with your team and create professional invoices in no time. Wave automatically converts uploaded spreadsheets to a beautiful, professional invoice template that you can share with just a click of a button.

Google Keep (platforms: web)

Keep is Google’s simple note-taking app that helps you to organize yourself easily. Just type your notes, take photos and add doodles with the tap of a pen. Your notes are automatically organized into cards that you can stack together for easy categorization.

Ownr (platforms: web)

If you intend to start a business, then you’ll need to make sure you handle all of the paperwork necessary to stay on the right side of the law. Additionally, use platforms like Ownr to help incorporate your business and register it with the government. This guide can help you learn what you need to do to incorporate your business, which you can use to start with Ownr.

How apps can benefit your business

Apps are changing the way professionals do business. Indeed, businesses can gain a competitive advantage with apps by automating mundane tasks that eat up hours of time each week like bookkeeping, scheduling meetings, organizing notes, and more. Instead of spending time doing things like these, professionals can focus on higher-level tasks that will benefit their business.

Conclusion – Should you be using apps to get more free time?

To conclude, if you’re struggling to keep your head above water as a professional and just want to get a leg up, consider how apps like these might be able to make life easier for you. These apps can be a great way to streamline and automate your business operations, giving you more time to focus on the things that matter most.

Finally, while it’s not always possible to completely hand over responsibility for certain tasks, taking back some control wherever possible can help free up a lot of valuable mental space. Hopefully, this article helped you find the best apps for freeing up your time.

We hope you liked out latest Health Hint!

Written by Hazel Bridges, agingwellness.org

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