Our resource of the month for January was a collection of tools and tips designed to help you get back to work after the winter break. We had some suggestions of our own, but also got lots of useful recommendations from you, both on Twitter and via our comments wall.
Our first recommendation was bullet journalling.
First up is bullet journalling: a flexible, customisable organisation/planning system. All you need is a notebook and pen, and you're good to go. More details here: https://t.co/ysuTPnt7A0
— Cam Medical Library (@cam_med_lib) January 2, 2018
Next up, we suggested Trello.
Our #resourceofthemonth is a collection of productivity tools to help you get back to work. Today, we're recommending Trello, a free, online project-management tool – great if you're working collaboratively. https://t.co/zQgX4UY2xg
— Cam Medical Library (@cam_med_lib) January 8, 2018
Our third suggestion was the Pomodoro Technique.
Our #resourceofthemonth is a series of productivity tools to help you get back to work after the winter break. This week we're looking at the Pomodoro technique – a time-management method to help you organise your working day. https://t.co/1m7u0XftLt
— Cam Medical Library (@cam_med_lib) January 15, 2018
After this, we asked for YOUR suggestions.
Our #resourceofthemonth is a collection of productivity/time management tools to help you get back to work after the winter break. Today we want to hear from you – what are your top tips for staying focused?
— Cam Medical Library (@cam_med_lib) January 23, 2018
Switching off email and social media was the first piece of advice!
If you want to get something done, shut down your email and social media!
— Amanda Wanner (@v_woolf) January 15, 2018
We also got a recommendation for a podcast.
No 5 of this podcasts from @fasttrackimpact is great for productivity tips ‘Episode 5: How to achieve more as a researcher by doing 80% less work’ https://t.co/ZNdUej9QYh #cuhresearch #productive #whywedoresearch
— CUH_Research (@CUH_Research) January 15, 2018
Todoist was also recommended via the library comments board.
We also had a more poetic suggestion.
Do be sure to follow the Medical Library on Twitter for more resource of the month tips!