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7 Ways That Google Calendar Simplifies My Life


I’m over on Living Well Spending Less sharing about 7 Ways Google Calendar Simplifies My Life. Here’s a snippet:

For years, I was an ardent pen and paper gal. I wrote lists. I checked things off the lists. And I prided myself on how I stayed so organized without the aid of any new-fangled techie tools.

Because isn’t old-fashioned better, right? Well, that’s what I had convinced myself was true.

But then, my business grew and my kids grew and our calendar started filling up with more appointments and activities. Needless to say, the pen and paper method wasn’t working so well.

I kept trying to make the paper system work… I was determined and committed. But I often didn’t have my paper with me when I needed to write something down. So then I’d scratch it down on any paper that was nearby — and then often lose that paper.

In addition, my brain felt constantly cluttered up by to-do’s and to-remembers. I didn’t have a streamlined way to post paper reminders of something I needed to remember in 7 weeks and 3 days from now, so I just kept it in my head, kept reminding myself that I couldn’t forget it, and then kept worrying that I wouldn’t remember to remind myself about it.

Yes, I was fighting a losing battle!

Read the full post.

Psst! I think you’ll find #7 on my list especially interesting. It always surprises people when I tell them about it, but it really does make such a big difference!

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  • nichola says:

    Omg, I too am a pen & paper gal. I felt like I was reading about myself here. I have been writing appointments or notes on scratch paper & then go crazy looking for them. I’m often overwhelmed my all the mental notes! I’m a visual person. So, the paper calendar has always worked best for me. I may just have to give the calendar a try!

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  • Susan Festin says:

    Thanks for this. I have a question. How do you get your task boxes in your Google Calendar aligned so neatly? Mine overlaps.

  • Kate Craig says:

    I just started giving google calendar a try last week! I do like the idea that I can have it with me all the time (phone) but I can’t lose it

  • Nicole says:

    I wish I could have multiple task lists, I want to have my daily docket incorporated and my weekly cleaning.

  • Katie says:

    Going over to Living Well Spending Less to read the rest. Love it!

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