7. Take advantage of Technology

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7. Use technology to your advantage, or turn it off!

Technology is amazing. I’m going to assume that because you’re reading my blog you’re pretty tech-literate, or at least aren’t living in the stone age (not that there’s anything wrong with that), so you’re probably aware of the double-edged sword of technology:

It can either be fantastically helpful, or incredibly distracting.

Use your phone’s to-do list, reminders, and calendars to get sorted if it will help you. I personally always check email and do admin work on my phone while on the bus or train to make the most of my time. If that’s an option, then use your technology to keep you on track. If, on the other hand, you find technology leads to overwhelming stress from incoming calls, messages, or Facebook notifications- turn it off!

Yes, your friends or colleagues may think the worst if you don’t reply to their messages in the standard 3 second response time, but if it gives you peace of mind enough to focus on one task at a time and get it done properly then they will survive!

Awesome apps to help keep you organised:

-Lemon Wallet: keeps track of all your store cards and more to de-clutter your wallet

-iStudiez Pro: if you’re a student this is a great app for your phone and computer to keep track of your classes, assignments and grades. It can be equally useful as a to-do list and calendar if you’re not studying.

-Avocado: If you find keeping your loved one up to date with all the joint events, or often find out about a family do last minute when you already have plans, then this app is for you! It has a great communication centre and joint calendar and lists to share with your partner. Both partners’ apps get updated when the other ticks something off the list or adds an event and there is the added bonus of cute photo editors and messages.

K

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