These are some books and apps that I’ve found helpful for cultivating & enforcing better work habits. I’m very happy to talk about workflows in general!

Books

  • How to Write a Lot (Paul Silvia)

  • The Coach's Guide for Women Professors (Rena Seltzer)

  • Finish (Jon Acuff)

  • Advice for New Faculty, excerpts on writing habits (Robert Boice)

  • Atomic Habits (James Clear)

Apps/Tools I like

Organization

Writing & Note-Taking

Other

  • Setapp (amazing array of apps for Mac!)

    • Timing (for tracking time on laptop)

    • Focus (for blocking apps & websites)

  • Vitamin R (for logging work — more flexible than Pomodoro)

  • PDF Expert

  • Google Sheets for logging time & writing output

    • happy to share my template

I use a Mac, so some of these may not have PC equivalents. (Sorry!)

This list is still a work in progress; I welcome suggestions for additions!