How to organise your life using your phone

One thing that’s been repeated to me throughout my life is how organised I am. I feel like sometimes it’s said with slight envy and other times with slight annoyance…either way these same comments keep coming up so I choose to take them as compliments because why the heck not.

Throughout the years I’ve changed the ways I stay organised, but recently it’s as simple as using my iPhone. For the people out there that struggle with staying on top of things, I thought I’d share my top tips for turning your phone into your own personal assistant.

Hopefully you’ll find these tips useful, but keep in mind that what works for some doesn’t necessarily work for others.

1.) Use the ‘Calendar’ to store all your thoughts 

Keep forgetting to catch up on Game of Thrones? Really need to buy a birthday present for your friend? Haven’t gotten around to washing your makeup brushes? Write it down! Most people only use the calendar on their phone to mark special events or appointments, but oh boy are you missing out on its full potential. Whether it’s an important task or a completely frivolous one, jot down everything and anything you want to get done on any given day as ‘events’ in your Calendar, until each day is filled with multiple things you want to get done. (I know this seems like kind of a scatter-brained way to organise, but trust me and read on). 

2.) The day before: make a to-do list in ‘Notes’

I know we’re all busy people, but usually everyone can find or prioritise at least 10 minutes in their day to make a to-do list. Personally I find using ‘Notes’ on my phone and planning the day or night before to work the best.

Go through your calendar for the coming day and take a look at all the things you want to get done, writing down in Notes anything that you think you’ll be able to achieve the next day. I usually dot point the tasks for the sake of being succinct, but do whatever works for you. As you sort through the ‘events’ in your calendar, delete them or move them to a later date if they don’t seem achievable at this stage.

What you’ll be left with is a clean calendar for the day ahead and a list at your fingertips in Notes to keep you on track and remind you of everything you want to get done. Delete tasks from the list as you do them and revel in that satisfied feeling at the end of the day when you delete the completed list from existence.

3.) Set ‘Alarms’ as reminders

If something on your to-do list really needs to be done on or before a certain time, set an alarm on your phone to remind you so that you don’t forget. As a bonus, set the alarm tone as something really annoying. Trust me, you’ll want to complete whatever it is you need to do just so you never have to hear that damn tune again.

I know that altogether this can seem like a long process, but when you do it daily it actually becomes a really quick and easy technique to keep you on track. Promise.


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11 responses to “How to organise your life using your phone”

  1. Emmajane. says:

    I'm so weird when it comes to this kind of stuff, I love getting organised! X

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  2. Sara Nielsen says:

    Great post. I'm always looking for ways to organize things better, so these are great tips!

  3. It’s the night before my holiday and I should really really be sleeping but I can’t stop reading your blog haha! Loved this post.

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  4. R Vera says:

    I do no. 2 and 3 on a regular basis! It's seriously the best way to keep organised coz my phone is always on me 🙂

    • I come from a family of non list-makers so it's nice to hear from people that stay organised the same way I do! The phone is really so handy for staying on top of things 🙂

  5. Phoebe says:

    I am striving to be more organized. I'll give your ideas a go. Thanks!

  6. Paul Vincent says:

    Phones are now really essential for us or it is fair to say that it is now being a part of our life. Most our works are frequently done by phones; so each and every time, we require phones. Here also, we can get some quick review on how to organize our life cycle through phones; really now day's phones are making our work easier. Thanks for such wonderful post.
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