BrandPost: This New Year’s Eve, Burn the Midnight Oil

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It’s a time of celebration, but it’s also about remarking on the year past and preparing for the year ahead. So here’s a controversial idea: Skip the party.

This New Year’s Eve, go ahead and give yourself a countdown clock, but use it to accomplish as much as you can before the year runs out. You’ll probably be surprised at how much you can accomplish in a day. And best of all, you’ll start the new year off with a load off and instead of a hangover.

Here are some ieas on how new technology can help you get ahead of the game as the new year approaches.

Time counts

Facebook, Instagram, news sites, SnapChat, political blogs… with all of these sites competing for our eyeballs, it’s amazing we get anything done. So if you find yourself constantly asking, "Where does all the time go?," a time-tracking app might be the answer. Sign up for apps such as RescueTime and Stayfocusd to calculate time spent on email, block distracting websites, organize daily tasks, and even set notifications for when you max out on celebrity gossip.

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