Here we go, let’s get down and dirty with The Magic of Checklists #IncreasedProductivity!
And Subscribe At:
iTunes – Stitcher Radio – Google Play – Spotify
In this episode you’ll learn about… The Magic of Checklists #IncreasedProductivity
Links mentioned in the show
– Apple Reminders
The psychology of getting things done
The Apple Reminders app helps with this big time! If you feel the need to check things off your list each day… you will love using this. But the key is to only use it for things that will get you closer to your big goals down the line.
Things that I get done…
Paying bills (pay each twice a month)
You can (and should) put your bills on auto pay each month. But did you know that you can pay down most of your interest accruing bills by paying them twice a month? That’s the word on the street.
The problem is that you need to pay them down twice a month and most auto bill pays only allow once a month payments. Side note: you’re still paying the exact same amount.
Just set a reminder to pay on the 1st and 15th of the month, and boom, you’re paying less money in the long run. This is great for mortgages, car loans, and credit card debt.
Logging food diary
If you’re like me at all… you probably are doing a ton of fun things and forget to log your food everyday. BUT if you set a reminder to enter your food into an app like MyFitnessPal just before dinner time it will keep you in the zone! And doing this just before dinner will inform you of how much you should be eating at dinner. It’s great!
If you need to know how much you should be eating… checkout my podcast on How to Setup Your Diet for Success
Doing The Get Better Project daily challenges
Again, sometimes you just get busy doing fun things, and you forget to do your Get Better Project Daily Challenges first thing in the morning.
Just the other day this happened to me. I got up early to go snowboarding and completely forgot about my burpees. But the reminder jumped up on my phone screen and kept nagging me until I got the burpees done later in the day.
Writing morning gratitude journal
Without this reminder I would forget to write in my journal probably 3 times a week. It’s something that you don’t like to do until you start. But once you start it’s all good and fun!
I have a reminder for my morning and evening journal writing.
Reseting phone data stats
If you ever hit your data limits each month… you NEED to do this one! Go into Cellular (on iPhone) and reset your data tracking on the day your data resets every month.
Most of the phone companies say they are unlimited, but they are not being truthful. Most offer 22GB/month for their unlimited plans and will throttle you after 22GB if you’re on a busy tower.
Articles that I want to read in the future
I don’t always want to read an interesting article that was recommended to me right when I find it. So I drag it into my reminders app to read on a future date.
This has informed me of many things that I would have never found again.
If you have any annual membership that will be renewing and charging your credit card… this is a great tool! I set every annual membership that I have to remind me a week before the charge will be made.
It says something like “membership renewing on April 20th 2021, decide if you want to keep”.
Checking in with friends and clients
You’re probably way better at this than I am, but I need a reminder to keep in touch with people that are important to me. So I cheat by setting up a weekly or monthly reminder to email/text/call these people. It works GREAT!!!
Partners mentioned in this podcast
*above could be affiliate links. If that’s the case, I get a small commission if you click through them and buy, but they in no way make the products cost anymore. If you decide to use them please let me know so I can thank you. Affiliate Disclosure
Help me out!
It would totally help me out if you could give me a quick iTunes review by clicking the link below. My goal is to help as many people as possible with this podcast, and each review helps me get more people listening.
Click here and follow prompts to “Ratings and Reviews”