The faculty or power of using one's will.

Volition is more than a todo list. It’s a framework for becoming more effective. It encourages you to be intentional in planning your day and reflecting on the decisions you made. Read about the philosophy behind Volition or see how much it costs to run.

A day with Volition

Volition facilitates the use of the Pomodoro technique - breaking down tasks into twenty-five-minute chunks of work, with five-minute breaks in between - to boost productivity and encourage self-reflection.

Plan your day ahead

Volition allows you to choose only five tasks to work on for the day. This constraint pushes you to think about what is important and to set your priorities accordingly. Volition also asks you to estimate how long - in Pomodoro increments - it will take you to complete each task. It's okay if your estimates are off at first. It takes practice to accurately judge the time it will take to complete a task. Honing this skill will help you learn to analyze problems more thoroughly and organize your day efficiently, matching available blocks of time with well-suited tasks.

Use it throughout the day

You can mark off a task's Pomodoros increments as you finish them. Once you fully complete a task check it off!

Reflect on your day

At the end of each day, Volition gives you space to reflect on what you think you did wrong, what you did right, and what was left undone. By examining your behavior and how you use your time, it will be easier for you to make positive adjustments. What gets measured gets managed. What gets managed can be improved!

Plan the next day

After you reflect on your day, you can plan your tasks for tomorrow. This process helps you hit the ground running the next morning eliminating the need to use precious reserves of willpower.

Ways to use Volition



For those of you that just want to sign up and get going with Volition, this option is for you. You can try it for 48 hours before you pay! And, of course, cancel any time.

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If you have technical chops and don't want to pay monthly to support Volition's maintenance costs, self-hosting is for you! Check Volition out on Github or use the deploy button below.

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