Today’s tip: Hit Restart
If you’re a plugged-in person who won’t take a step without their smartphone, here are a few steps you can take to improve your weekly planning routine:
- Digitize all new appointments from your daily notes and conversations into your smartphone. This creates a master schedule that can be accessed from anywhere.
- Write out your daily plan. Each morning over breakfast copy down today’s important appointments and activities from your smartphone into your paper planner or notebook.
- Set digital reminders. Having a bell chime when it’s time to do homework is a powerful advantage. Set reminders on all key tasks in your smartphone or Outlook program as a back-up alarm to your paper planner.
Having a regular routine with your smartphone and planner capitalizes on the benefits of each, the digital convenience of your smartphone and the write and view of your paper planner or notebook.
Sync how you use these two tools and be a better planner today.
Want more tips? Check out my guest post entitled “8 Productivity Hacks to Get Out of To-Do List Purgatory” over at the productivity blog Lifehack.org.
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|Day-Timer Spokesperson Jeff Doubek can be reached at [email protected]|