Use Planning Apps
It’s also time to make good use of those calendar apps on your smartphone or Macbook .”To help remember short-term goals and plans, from week to week, using a computer-based calendar is key, because the calendar provides a coherent structure that is easier to recall,” says Gallo. Try Peek, a simple but solid calendar app for iOS and Android with a minimalist design. “Many calendars now offer embedded lists, which is a big help to cognitively “offload” your to-do list.”
You also need to develop good tech habits, “like regularly reviewing the calendar to allow your brain to reprocess the information and strengthen your memory for it,” Gallo says. And using your email inbox as a to-do list can get too messy for a sharp memory. “Avoid using your “inbox” for planning, unless you have it organized into sub-files that give you the same structure,” says Gallo.
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