I have an article deadline coming up very soon and while I’ve known about this date for months, my regular work responsibilities have taken precedence over writing this article. And now that the deadline is looming next week, I have to get it done on time and can’t procrastinate any longer. I’m here to share the tools that have helped me meet my word count and deadline.

The Pomodoro Technique: The Pomodoro Technique is a simple idea – work for 25 minutes, then take a five minute break; then, after three “work sprints” of 25 minutes, take a longer, 15 minute break. There are numerous apps and browser extensions to help you accomplish this and some block the most distracting websites. I use the Tomato 2 app for Mac because I like the basic design and it is easy to use.
Word Counter Max for Google Docs: I prefer to write in

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