Today’s Productivity Tip: Hit Restart

Jumpstart Monday | Get your week off to a great start with the Day-Timer blog. Each Monday we feature a new tip to help you gain a more productive week at work and at home.

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:

A smart choice for this school year includes a Day-Timer student planner.

Try This:

  • 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.

Here’s Why:

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

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One thought on “Today’s Productivity Tip: Hit Restart

  1. There are indeed lots of ways to get productive at work and even at home. Technology could also help you get productive but it depends on what you need most. Digitize all your appointment is a great way to manage tasks with the help of technology. At work I also use this tool that helps me improve productivity. It is called Time Doctor, which I use to list my entire tasks, organize it depends on priority level and set an estimated amount of time when working on each task. I cannot follow scheduled tasks and finish it on time without self discipline.

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