Wondering how you’re going to keep your New Year’s resolutions? Why not let technology help?
In this week’s Digital Savant column, I offer a few ideas on ways to keep yourself more accountable to your noble goals for 2015. (As I mention in a “Statesman Shots” video, maybe that should have been planned out in early December, BUT I DIGRESS.)
You can find the column in Tuesday’s print edition of the American-Statesman or over on MyStatesman.com.
Here’s an excerpt:
There are great to-do list apps such as “Things,” “Wunderlist” and “Todoist” and tools such as “Evernote” to capture your thoughts and notes on the go.
Features may vary, but overall, they’re less important than getting into the habit of using them regularly and keeping them updated daily.
Not every few days. Not once a week. Daily. Even on weekends.
When used in conjunction with a good calendar tool such as “Tempo,” “Google Calendar” or even the built-in calendars in work applications such as “Outlook,” your to-do list should be base camp for goals both short-term (pay that veterinarian bill) to small steps toward larger goals (walk two miles, step on a scale).
You can read the full column here and feel free to share your own motivational ideas in the comments.