It’s Time for a Mid-Week Productivity Boost

 

At Freedom we are lucky to have many of our users write about their experience. From tweets to published articles – the Freedom community is buzzing with productivity strategy, advice, and experiments for a more focused, fulfilled life.

This week’s articles focus on tackling major productivity pain points – including procrastination, focus, digital addictions, and sluggish mornings.
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7 Ways to Use Freedom to Do the Things That Matter Most

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Freedom was created by our CEO Fred Stutzman in order to help him avoid distractions and be more productive while writing his PhD. However, since releasing the new Freedom platform, our diverse and talented Freedom community has found many ways to use Freedom other than just to improve their productivity at work.

Instead of us coming up with ways to use Freedom, we figured we’d step aside and let our users share the many ways that they are using Freedom to live happier, healthier, more fulfilled lives.

PRODUCTIVITY AT WORK

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2017: Getting Rid of Distraction

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January is the month of resolutions. We pledge to exercise more, eat better, save more, be more productive, be less stressed, wake up earlier, stop procrastinating, and just generally do more. We pledge to be happier.

Unfortunately, life is complicated and come February or March, our new routines are often abandoned and forgotten – which is normal! All of us are susceptible to losing our determination and motivation.

For 2017 we’ve created a five-part blog series that focuses less on adding and doing more, and more on simply being present and focused with things as they are. If you missed Part 1 on mindful meditation or Part 2 on being present with those who matter, Part 3 on improving your habits by improving your sleep,  or Part 4 on making a schedule that helps you help yourself – click on the links above.

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4 Reads to Help You Make Space for Silence in 2017

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At Freedom we are lucky to have many of our users write about their experience. From tweets to published articles – the Freedom community is buzzing with productivity strategy, advice, and experiments for a more focused, fulfilled life.

This week’s articles focus on creating space for silence and contemplation. In order to have clarity about the things that matter most, one must first quieten the noise and clear space to think.

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2017: Don’t Change What You’re Doing, Change How You’re Doing It

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With the fireworks over and the hangovers subsided, resolution season is now officially in full swing. Each year, we take time to review our lives and decide which habits we hope to create or get rid of in order to live a more fulfilled life.

We pledge to exercise more, eat better, save more, be more productive, be less stressed, wake up earlier, stop procrastinating, and just generally achieve more. We pledge to be happier. Unfortunately, life is complicated and come February or March, our new routines are often abandoned and forgotten.

All of us are susceptible to losing our determination and motivation. So this year, maybe it’s time to try something different. Instead of changing what you’re doing, change how you’re doing it.

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How to Succeed in a World of Distraction

d_kow7ihnnw-saulo-mohana.jpgAt Freedom we are lucky to have many of our users write about their experience. From tweets to published articles – the Freedom community is buzzing with productivity strategy, advice, and experiments for a more focused, fulfilled life.

Life is filled with all kinds of distractions – whether from family, friends, work, school, or devices, it’s easy to lose focus or squander time while trying to complete a task, goal, objective, or dream.  So this week’s articles focus on how to create routines for consistent productivity and achieve results by avoiding tempting distractions.

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Freedom 101 – FAQs answered

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Tech can be tricky – we get it. But here at Freedom, we are strong believers that tech should always work for you and not the other way around. So, we wanted to take some time to answer some of the most common questions we see coming up regarding how-to’s, future updates, and support questions.

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How to Give Your Writing a Facelift This Winter

freedom-skillshare-2For many of us in our Freedom community, November is about writing. Whether you’re participating in National Novel Writing Month (NanoWriMo), a freelancer, entrepreneur, or student – chances are you’ll be doing some writing in November.

As the days grow shorter and colder, it can be easy to fall into a winter, holiday season slump. Finding the necessary inspiration for your writing while trapped indoors or caught up with holiday to-do lists can be a challenge – and one that too often leaves us exasperated and counting down the days until the break.

Sometimes what we really need is some concentrated instruction, a new strategy to try, or some advice from an expert.

Luckily, we have just the thing to help you overcome your slump, get your creative juices flowing, and revamp your writing – all before New Year’s!

To get started, head over to Skillshare.  Skillshare is an online learning community that makes learning new professional skills easy, accessible, and fun.  Their bite-sized video classes are easy to follow and are taught by passionate experts on anything from productivity to typography. They offer a variety of writing classes that are filled with specific techniques and strategies to inspire, refresh, and expand your writing. Better yet, they’re currently offering 3 months of Skillshare for FREE for all Freedom users!

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5 Reads for the Productive Worker

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At Freedom we are lucky to have many of our users write about their experience. From tweets to published articles – the Freedom community is buzzing with productivity strategy, advice, and experiments for a more focused, fulfilled life.

This week’s articles focus on productivity, distraction, mindset, and the tools and strategies you can use to do the things that truly matter.

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3 Skillshare Classes to Instantly Boost Your Productivity

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There’s no shortage of articles sharing tips and advice about how to be more productive. Good stuff, but every now and then we need a serious makeover in the productivity department – some concentrated instruction and time spent learning directly from experts who’ve been there.  Experts who’ve solved problems like how to get more done, how to use time more wisely, or how to communicate effectively.

Enter our friends at Skillshare. Here’s where you’ll find comprehensive productivity advice and techniques in concise, inspiring and structured video lessons/classes that go well beyond an article or blogpost. Skillshare empowers creators to pursue work they love, with “bite-sized” video classes on a variety of creative skills and topics. Better yet, they’re offering 3 months of free access to Freedom users before January!

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