Life hack – How to Remind Yourself with Your iPhone

Good Morning…

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To begin this beautiful day, I would like to share a photo and a quote by Roman emperor and philosopher Marcus Aurelius. You can find the link to the page where I found this photo and quote at the bottom of the page. The site features an abundance of good morning quotes that help me get my day started. Sometimes all we need is a little motivation to kickstart our day.


How to Remind Yourself with an iPhone When Using Your Planner Does Not Work Out

I have struggled numerous times to pull out my newly bought planner and fill in things I need to do, things I need to remember, things I need to review, and new appointments or meetings. I thought that buying one would help me gain the discipline to actually manage my time better. However, that turned out to be a total FAIL.

How did I overcome?

Thanks to the reminder app in my cellphone, I can now plan out and see my schedule. I always complained that there were not enough hours in the day; yet, I only felt that way because of the time that I was wasting doing unproductive activities when I could have been knocking some stuff off my To Do List.

Here is how the app worked out for me…

IMG_3390This is my Friday To Do List. The bubbles to the left of the list allow me to check off what I have already done. Once the task is completed, it is deleted from the list by the phone which creates more space for me to add other items if needed.

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If I click on one of the listed items, a lowercase i in a circle pops up to the right of the item. Once you have clicked on the circled i, it takes you to the details page where you are able to customize your reminder according to the date, time, priority, location, and you can also add a note.

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For some items, I need them to repeat every week or so. The repeat option window, I can select when I want to be reminded again.

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The custom selection in the repeat window narrows down which day I would like the reminder to be set for each week.

In today’s time, many of us rely heavily on our mobile devices. Since we are constantly interacting with them, it makes it much easier to plan and set reminders with it as we always checking our device for updates. With this app, we can also get an alarmed reminder to help those of us who have not checked our phones for a period time. A beneficial trick for me is that I can remind myself to check my reminders by using the app.

Though I have demonstrated that our mobile devices can help us remind ourselves easier if we struggle with the pen-to-the-paper method, it is not to dismiss it. Sometimes technology fails and when it does, we should be prepared to have that method as a back up plan.


Links

Photo Source: http://www.thefreshquotes.com/good-morning-quotes/

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