Benefits of habit “Set reminders”

✓ Better time management
✓ Less forgotten commitments
✓ Improves time management skills
✓ Lowers stress

First step:

Once a week


1. Take time over the weekend to review your next week’s deadlines, tasks and other commitments. Make sure you do not omit anything
2. Next week, review your schedule half way through the week and review your reminders to match your updated commitments
3. Add another day to review and update your reminders each subsequent week, until you do it daily

Helpful tips to make it a habit:

✓ Same time of the day. Set yourself the mental space and time required to review all your activities. Usually after dinner is a good time, or just after lunch
✓ Set a mental trigger. Keep a desk or wall calendar close so that you can remind yourself of deadlines or other commitments
✓ Set a reminder. Let the app help you remind yourself that you have to review your schedule
✓ Reward yourself. You will notice your time will free up a bit more, so find ways to spend that time in a way that is rewarding

Tips for beginners:

✓ No task to small. When managing your time, be sure to not go over small tasks. Walking the dog, doing the dishes, it all takes time out of your day
✓ It’s a date! Don’t forget to set reminders for important events as soon as you can. This will help you prioritize any kind of timing conflict
✓ Let me check my calendar… Don’t be afraid to carry around an agenda or to pull out your calendar when discussing an event. It lets people know you value your time more than anything else