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Use reminders to change your life

Use reminders to change your life

by Andrija Nikolic09/11/2015
Recently I have read an interesting article that reminded me how I started and adopted using reminder apps on a daily basis 15 years ago and here is why you should do the same.

At that time I was running a small retail chain with a dozen employees. Everyone who runs business knows how important it is to be well organized.
My morning routine was: a big cup of coffee and a to-do list of tasks I had to finish that day, and I still keep doing it every morning.

It doesn’t matter if you are a college student, copy writer or really busy entrepreneur. It is time to ask yourself how really productive you are. Are you effective in executing daily tasks or your day is just not long enough for you? Because of technology, we’re living in the most comfortable time since our beginning. There is no reason not to use all this advantages and make our life even more enjoyable.

Stop multitasking

The first thing to do to accomplish this goal is to set a reminder for all daily tasks and free your mind in order to stay focused on only one task. This little life hack can convert you from a time waster to a highly effective super hero. Everyone loves superheroes, even your boss or your wife’s mother. As an iPhone user, I have a few really good apps installed that help me to stay in track and complete all, or almost all, of my daily tasks.

I’m using Any.Do since it was released a few years ago and Repeat timer.
With the first one, I keep all my business tasks at one place, plus my grocery list. It’s such a great feeling at the end of the day when you know that all goals are done and you don’t have to go back to the grocery shop for milk or sugar that you forgot to buy (Yeah, I bet you won’t forget to buy beer).

Another good thing

Because of stress, many people have a lack of good sleep. Using reminder app will also help you to sleep better. Just set tasks for the next day before you go to bed and relax. A good sleep will help you to boost your energy and start a new day with more strength and élan.

Track your productivity

To keep productivity on an even higher level and get shi* done, I’m using Repeat timer. A really useful app that reminds me each 45 minutes about the current task I’m working on. This helps me to track my progress and keeps me focused on it.
For some simple tasks, you can set the reminder to 15 or 20 minutes, but for more complex ones I recommend 45 minutes.

You can set repeat cycles up to five times and set pause between them if it is needed. There are literary hundreds of similar apps on the app store, so you can always find one that fits your needs. You really don’t have any excuse not to use them and organize your life efficiently.

Useful tip

Don’t forget to synchronize your reminder app with iCloud, Gmail calendar or to use one that is developed for multi platforms (as Any.Do) so you can access your tasks from different devices.

Repeat timer

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About The Author
Andrija Nikolic
The owner and editor in chief of appsRooster web site. appsRooster was founded in 2012 with the idea to become the best source of information about mobile apps, games, smartphones and gadgets.

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