“Never overlook the power of simplicity.”Robin S. Sharma
For us, productivity means working smarter, not harder. It’s about using systems and technologies to overcome some of the challenges separating you from your goals. World Productivity Day is June 20th, and to celebrate, we’re highlighting some features in Momentum Dashboard that will help you get closer to your personal and professional goals. 🏆
Prioritize with a daily focus
One straightforward strategy to help prioritize todo list is to set a daily focus. Your daily focus should be achievable within a day and contribute towards a project or goal that is important to you. When you complete your daily focus, you should feel like you’ve come that much closer to your goal. 👍
Momentum’s Daily Focus feature helps you concentrate your efforts by asking you “What is your main focus for today?”. The text you enter as your focus will display in the center of Momentum, and you’ll be reminded of it whenever you open a new tab in your browser.
Focus tip: if you have trouble choosing a daily focus, review your todo lists, and choose a task that you’ve been putting off for a while.
If one focus a day doesn’t feel like enough or you’re looking for a distraction-free way to progress through your todo list, the Autofocus feature might be for you. Autofocus connects Momentum’s Todo to your Daily Focus, so whenever you complete a focus, it gets replaced by the next task in your list.
Pro tip: you can easily change the order of your Todo lists by dragging and dropping a task where you want it.
Stay balanced with a Pomodoro timer
The Pomodoro Technique is a popular time management system that helps organize your day into periods of focus and rest. Traditionally, the Pomodoro technique includes 25 minutes of focused work followed by 5 minutes of rest. The timed work sessions provide a useful sense of urgency while working on tasks, and the short rest sessions give you a chance to recharge and refocus between tasks.
With Momentum’s Pomodoro Timer, you can easily start and stop Pomodoro sessions right on your dashboard. You may choose to follow the traditional Pomodoro format or customize the focus and rest times to your preference.
Capture your tasks with Todo lists
You’ve probably heard it a million times, but keeping a todo list can’t be stressed enough. If you have a place to easily add and review your tasks, you’ll spend less time trying to remember what you need to do and spend more time making progress towards your goals. Whenever you cross a task off your list, you’ll also feel a wave of satisfaction that will encourage you to complete the other tasks on your list. 🙂
Momentum’s simple todo list lets you add, view, and complete your tasks right from your New Tab page. You can find the Todo feature at the bottom right corner of Momentum. It includes three lists to help you organize your tasks: Inbox, Today, and Done.
If your Inbox ever gets overrun with tasks (we’ve all been there), the Today list can help you organize a smaller group of tasks to focus on. To quickly move a task from your Inbox to your Today list (or vice versa), hover your mouse cursor over a task and then press Spacebar.
Custom Todo lists
Momentum Plus members can go beyond the default Inbox, Today, and Done lists and create their own! With custom lists, you can organize your tasks into categories or systems that work best for you. 👍
Pro tip: you can move tasks between neighboring lists by dragging and dropping them on either side of the Todo window. This technique is particularly helpful if you’re using a Kanban workflow.
If you’re using another service to manage your tasks, we have Todo integrations for Asana, Todoist, Microsoft To Do, Google Tasks, Trello, Basecamp 3, BitBucket, and GitHub. When you connect to a Todo integration, you’ll be able to view, add, and update your 3rd-party tasks within Momentum’s Todo.
I hope you learned something new about Momentum Dashboard, and you consider trying out some of the features highlighted in this blog post! 🙂
If you have any questions about Momentum’s features or would like to share some of your favorite productivity systems or technologies, send us a message — we’d love to hear from you!