Getting Things Done (GTD)
The GTD method is used by a lot of professionals and students alike to manage everything from small tasks to large projects. Be more productive, and reduce your stress. (Note from one of our members: the book is a bit redundant - try the website first and look around online for tips for the method)
A favorite for anyone with large writing tasks! Work for 25 minutes, then take a 5 minute break where you stand or move. Repeat three times, and take a longer break. Turn off your phone, social media, and tell your roommate you are doing a "tomato" and be amazed at how much you are able to do! (Also, have just 30 minutes on your schedule? Perfect time to do a tomato!)
So simple, you'd think someone would have done this before! Not a daily planner, and not a simple to-do list. An analog solution for those who find that the digital planner is often "out of sight, out of mind", or just too cumbersome for jotting down quick notes. Works well with GTD. (Pro tip: Plan bigger projects in Evernote, and then move daily tasks to your bullet journal)
Evernote is powerful, and using their unique notebooks and tagging structure, you can set up a system where things don't slip through the cracks. Works great with GTD and Bullet Journal. Can also use it to organize all those reading and fieldwork notes! (Pro tip: Dr. Christopher Mayo finished his dissertation with the help of Evernote, and documented what he did for all to benefit!)
Feel like you haven't gotten anything done, even though you know you've sat down and worked quite a bit? Treat your writing like a job and keep a timesheet - you'll be able to see exactly the amount of time working you've accomplished.
An amazingly simple website to track your "tomatoes" using the pomodoro technique. There are other websites, but this one is so simple, just login, click, and go.