Learn to Compartmentalize Your Work Day

You get 24 hours in a day. Use them wisely.

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“If you choose your focus deliberately and wisely and consistently remind yourself of that focus, you will stay focused.”

Peter Bregman, Harvard Business Review


You get 24 hours in a day. Not enough time right? Well here’s the catch, we all get 24 hours in a day. Think of it as nature’s way of leveling out the playing field. It’s how you spend those 24 hours that matters. If you don’t have a set plan of how you’re going to spend your work day, you’ll end up wasting those precious minutes on unimportant and time-sucking tasks without even realizing it.

Peter Bregman has a simple, no-fuss 18-minute plan to get you on track and productive for the entirety of your work day. You’ll be getting the most out of your 24 hours with his ritual for time management and compartmentalization.


Still need some help staying on track? Check out these 25 apps that’ll boost your productivity and keep you focused and thriving. Here’s a rundown of five of our faves.

End inbox overload with Astro, your new email sidekick. It declutters your inbox, prioritizes your emails, and reminds you when a follow up is necessary. Thank you AI.

A collaboration platform that all your team members can get “on board” with. Helpful for crossing off to-dos and getting it done.

Grow a little forest and stay productive while doing so with this app that grows a woodland while you stay on track with your selected app. Open another app, and your tree will die. Morbid but useful.

A simplified, clean version of Microsoft Word, Bear provides a writing space for you to jot down notes, write the next best seller, or record your scientific findings for your Nobel Peace Prize project. It’s compatible across all Apple interfaces and is stripped down from the clutter of other Markdown apps.

Use otter to transcribe any audio file into an easily readable document that you can sort through to find any discrepancies. It saves you a whole lot of time and whole lot of pause-play-pause action.

Have more productivity apps, tips, or tricks? Email us at team@helloworkwell.com.

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