5 Tools You Can Use to De-Stress Your Life

5 Tools You Can Use to De-Stress Your Life

I love technology. I love apps, software, computers, phones, etc.

I am sure you have stress in your life. I know I do. Usually, from what I can tell, my stress is caused by lack of organization. A lack of structure. I have five tools that I personally use that help me get through my life – with much less stress and disorganization. Here are the “5 Tools to De-Stress Your Life”:

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Google Keep

First up, I have Google Keep. This little app is super useful for making quick lists and creating quick notes. You can even share the lists/notes with other people. For example: Kelsey has a “Honey Do List” she shared with me and I have about 20 items on there…

It is really easy to pop open the app and type a quick note when something crosses your mind. Example, for me, I use it to quickly jot down blog post ideas. It ends up looking like a virtual post-it note board.

You can color code notes, add reminders, drag them around your board, tag them with labels, add checkboxes, etc.

Cross platform: available on the web, iOS, and Android

Usability: 5/5

Attractiveness: 5/5

Price: FREE

Google Keep layout
5 Tools You Can Use to De-Stress Your Life

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5 Tools You Can Use to De-Stress Your Life

Trello

Trello – I use this tool for a wide variety of applications. It is a virtual bulletin board that is very useful. You have columns that have the individual cards on them that you can drag from column to column,

I usually use it for larger projects that I like seeing the “big picture” for. Trip planning, wedding planning, editorial planning, etc.

It can also function as a to do list. You can name one column as To Do, another as Doing, and another as Done and then drag the cards between them as you finish your tasks.

Cross platform: available on the web, iOS, and Android

Usability: 5/5

Attractiveness: 5/5

Price: FREE (with premium plans at extra costs)

Trello user interface
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5 Tools You Can Use to De-Stress Your Life

Todoist

Todoist, the app that helps me plan my day to day tasks. As the app name suggests, it is an online to do list, but with a ton of helpful features. If you have ever used Wunderlist, Remember the Milk, Any.do, or Microsoft Tasks you will love this app.

They have a free plan, which is limited and a premium plan. The premium plan allows for more settings, reminders, and theme options. $4 a month isn’t too bad.

But this app makes it super easy to plan out your days, weeks, and projects. A To Do list that syncs with Google Calendar (2 way sync) and with Outlook (1 way sync). Makes it easy to see what days/times things are due and also you can set multiple reminders so you won’t forget.

I am very forgetful, can be very absentminded, as well as unfocused. This app with it’s very nice UI definitely helps with keeping me on track.

Cross platform: available on the web, iOS, and Android

Usability: 5/5

Attractiveness: 5/5

Price: FREE with a premium plan option

PC, phone, and tablet with Todoist interface
5 Tools You Can Use to De-Stress Your Life

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5 Tools You Can Use to De-Stress Your Life

Evernote

Evernote, my hub for everything! Evernote is probably my favorite app of the ones I listed here. It is a digital notebook (similar to OneNote) that can store notes, books, PDFs, images, etc. I have about 500 notes on my Evernote at the time of writing this. Everything from vacation photos, quick notes, to do lists, account information, list of software I own and their keys, blog post drafts, and work related knowledge base articles. So EVER(y)note for sure.

The apps on Android and iOS are super nice and easy to use. The Windows application is kind of clunky and old school, but still super easy to use, especially when you use keyboard shortcuts.

They have a free version, which limits you to only 2 devices (logged in) and a premium version which is $69.99 a year or $7.99 a month. That gives you unlimited storage and unlimited devices. I do have the paid plan, for me, it is worth it.

I also love the Evernote Web Clipper – which works on your desktop browsers as well as mobile devices. See an article you like and want to read later? Use the web clipper to quickly save that article to your Evernote. The same thing goes for links and you can even use Evernote to take screenshots.

Cross platform: available on the web, iOS, and Android

Usability: 5/5

Attractiveness: Windows application 3/5, Mobile app 5/5

Price: FREE with premium plans

Evernote user interface
5 Tools You Can Use to De-Stress Your Life
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Google Calendar logo
5 Tools You Can Use to De-Stress Your Life

Google Calendar

Google Calendar, my life planner. Without Google Calendar, I don’t think I could comfortably live my life. Google Calendar syncs with all your devices and you can use your Gmail account to login. You can also share specific calendars with others. Kelsey and I share calendars so we can plan stuff months in advance if necessary. Super handy.

You can also create multiple calendars in your account, for example I have one for Personal, Palm to Face, birthdays/anniversaries, and just general events.

If I had to live with only two of the applications I listed, it would be Google Calendar and Evernote hands down.

Cross platform: available on the web, iOS, and Android

Usability: 5/5

Attractiveness: 4/5, could use a little more customization options

Price: FREE

Google Calendar on cell phone
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The 5 Tools

I love these 5 tools, honestly, I don’t know what I would do without them. They all help me manage my life and projects so much easier than before I discovered them.

Since using these tools, I have been able to focus, plan, and multitask much easier. Which has definitely relieved me of quite a bit of day to day stress.

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