Too good not to share!

On Sundays, we share five things that made us smile, taught us something, increased our productivity, or were just too good not to share. Our Fast 5 is inspired by Tim Ferriss’ 5-Bullet Friday emails. Thanks, Tim!

1. What we’re talking about: Hack Back Distractions

This article summarizes an exclusive interview with Nir Eyal, best-selling author and behavioral designer. In this interview, Eyal discusses concrete tactics every professional can and must use to take advantage of the benefits of technology without letting it erode the quality of life. Give it a read and see which tactics you can apply to your life.

2. What we’re reading: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

With over 25 million copies sold around the world, this title likely sounds familiar. This business/self-help book written by Stephen Covey presents an approach to being effective and attaining goals. Stay tuned for a goal-setting series coming to the Momentum Blog soon! Share your goal-setting and effective working tips with us here.

3. App we’re loving: Moves

The Moves app automatically records any walking, cycling, and running you do. There are a ton of activity trackers on the market, but there are a few features that set Moves apart from the rest. A few highlights we love: there is no data entry required, it calculates calorie burn, it doesn’t use data, and it tracks your location. This app gives you a great way to monitor and analyze your day-to-day activities, so you can make the necessary changes to reach your goals.

4. What we’re excited about: Balance mode

In Canada, this weekend is a long weekend, which means our team is taking full advantage of one of our favorite features on Momentum Plus: Balance mode.

When Balance mode is turned on, Momentum automatically calms your dashboard by disabling productivity-related features, encouraging you to rest and recharge. Learn more about Balance mode here.

Balance mode is part of our Momentum Plus offering. Want to know what other cool features are included?

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5. Quote of the week:

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule but to schedule your priorities.”

Stephen Covey

We love this quote from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People because we know how easily we ‘run out of time’ when we don’t prioritize properly. We suggest making a list of your priorities at the beginning of the week and entering them into your Momentum Todos so that you’re reminded of your priorities every time you open a new tab. To take it to the next level, use Autofocus to automatically move on to your next priority once you’ve completed something.

What helped you move in a positive direction this week? Let us know!