The dreaded to-do list. Even I, a total ‘list person’, can relate to the dragging feeling of endless adding, checking off and keeping up to date.
If you have multiple notebooks on the go, your calendar is always up-to-date and you seem to get a lot done – you are probably a list person too. One of the biggest challenges for busy people is finally climbing into bed at night only to start thinking about all the things that need to be attended to the next day.
So long, sleep!
My personal trick is to get up and get the thoughts out of head immediately. Enter everything into my calendar or my ‘to-do’ list and clear my brain.
The worry of forgetting something is then instantly gone and I can drift off to sleep.
For me, using lists to coordinate my life is a huge stress reliever. When we were designing our Life Sorted app we created a super-cool ‘to-do’ list area to help you manage your ‘to-dos’ and create ‘to-dos’ for other family members.
Lately, in our household, every event – even the fun stuff – seems to lead to a host of other tasks. For example, my husband and I have been invited to an 80’s themed costume party for a friend’s birthday. Besides organising transport to the party, I need to find, fit and choose costumes, pick up a gift and book a babysitter.
Using the Life Sorted app, I can create to-dos that are linked to each specific event. I add an event – in this case, the 80’s party. Then I can attach a photo of the invitation, invite my husband and add three linked ‘to-dos’; one to organise a costume a week before the party, another to purchase a gift (let’s say the day before) and one to contact our babysitter and book her in advance. I can then forget about it until the ‘to-dos’ are getting close to the due dates I set.
Another example might be, going around to my sister’s place for a BBQ on Saturday afternoon. I can add the BBQ event into Life Sorted. Then I can either choose ‘attend’ (you are coming) or ‘invite’ (if it’s optional) for the rest of the family. After this I can add a task for myself to ‘make a salad’ on Saturday morning.
I cannot tell you how much this has revolutionised my life! I no longer need to rely on my memory for everything.
For two years now I have dedicated my time to perfecting and refining Life Sorted. As the release date is approaching I am sooooo excited to share this with you.
Using Life Sorted has vastly improved daily life for my family. To have the simplicity of keeping everything in one place, easily accessible to everyone, has been life altering.
You too can enjoy your best life. Jo x