Do you ever feel like you’re running in circles, bumping into one thing after the next, only to end right back where you started with hardly anything accomplished? We get it. This is a common occurrence on any day of the week in the working world, which is why tools and programs have been created to prevent missed deadlines and control the chaos. If you don’t like to branch out to new programs, don’t worry, we have advice for the traditional task-oriented folks as well!

Google Calendar is a lifesaving tool used to track all of your appointments, meetings, out of office notices, vacations, etc. Accessed through your Google suite account, you can create different calendars for personal and business, as well as a separate one for your kids’ sports events and birthday parties. You can set reminders, viewing preferences, and notifications to ensure that you don’t have a last-minute surprise on your to-do’s for the day. You can also share your calendar with co-workers and family members to avoid any overlapping events.

Teamworks is a great software program that companies can use to help with project management and tracking deadlines. It is a safe place to store and share material with team members outside of sending through your email. Your projects can have unlimited tasks and subtasks assigned to appointed team members with a projected deadline. Teamworks is set up to send notifications to your email to send reminders, reports, and updates. This program is a great way to begin organizing your workload and therefore speeding up your production.

A Traditional Notepad is all some people need to stay on track. We suggest that everyone have a notepad next to your phone, or somewhere on your desk, to have quick access to when you need to jot something down during a phone call. This also works great for those spur of the moment tasks that pop into mind that you don’t want to forget. For people who like to make notes for everyday tasks, start by writing down everything that needs to be done that day, even if you don’t think you have time to get to it. The next step is to prioritize from most pressing or important to least and work your way down the list. If you have tasks leftover, write them down again the next day!