Tanya Zingleman, Southern Living At HOME
|| Hey Group & Monica --
I updated my phone about 2 weeks ago, and coerced my dh to upgrade me to the Treo PDA/phone since he was getting one from work!
I have tried a PDA in the past without success, and for years have had a love/hate relationship with my Daytimer notebook. I tried the smaller one, the 8x10 for while, and always came back to the 5x7 size, BUT it is way too big and bulky to carry around in my pocketbook (think 5x7 notebook on steroids). I never had it with me when I really needed to update info, make lists, etc.
After 2 weeks on the Treo, I love it!! :-) I have been looking forward to getting one (when the price came down to a somewhat reasonable level) because I loved the idea of integrating my phone w/ phone #'s to their actual addresses in my Outlook, and wanting to use the Outlook calendar for convenience... I'm not even using the email/web stuff yet, although it's there.
I am ALREADY seeing a difference in getting myself to appointments & events, personal tasks that need to get done during a day, lists that need remembering, etc. I can definitely say I am getting MORE productive! I was actually 15 minutes EARLY to my son's meeting last night, and it felt really GOOD -- there was no stress, no fast driving, no dirty looks from the coach!! I am ALWAYS running late, but my goal is to be 15 minutes early to every event & appointment. I'm realizing to meet this goal I will have to better manage my TIME, and be more realistic about things like traffic, last minute kid-crises (like can't find shoes), gathering materials I need to walk out the door. And allow time for them until I can get a better system in place (I can't tell you how many unsuccessful kids' shoe-rack solutions we have been through so far).
And learning how to use the actual time available in a DAY to do specific things, instead of a "rolling" to do list that stays long forever and just gets shuffled from one day to the next because it's impossible to do everything I have listed in a single day.
Sorry this is long! But I'm happy that I am taming the "to do" monster that drags me down every day -- and that I have a better tool to help me organize myself!! Now if it would only do housework.....
Have a great week - Tanya Z.
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