My parents always used to have this huge family calendar for all of us. It was a gigantic piece of paper on our kitchen wall. My mum would always write everything on there by hand and the paper would get really full with scribbles and it was more confusing than helping. A lot of people like to write their calendars by hand, but I prefer a digital calendar like Google Calendar, because it offers so many good features.
Google is one of the most popular household names when it comes to simplifying everyday life with technology. The company has released countless programs and apps to streamline all the little tasks we perform as a society every day.
Something I have always needed a little extra help with is keeping myself organized. At times, my office looks as though a tornado ran through it, so when I found out that Google created a calendar app that acts as a personal assistant, I knew I had to download Google Calendar for my sanity.
If you're anything like me, then you probably have hundreds of emails sitting in your inbox that need to be sorted through and organized. Going through emails is not something that I do often enough, and at times I miss important information because of the clutter.
Now that I've downloaded Google Calendar, I can rely on the app to sort through my emails to find any party invitations, reminders for meetings, and even upcoming flight schedules. I never have to worry about double checking on the app either as I immediately receive notifications as to what has been saved on the calendar for me.
It's always a good idea to set reasonable goals to keep yourself on track, whether it be with a new diet plan, or managing a new career. With Google Calendar, you can set specific goals for any area in your life, and the app will automatically carve time out in your schedule to get it done.
I always seem to find an excuse not to work out and take of myself, but now that I've started using Google Calendar to set up my goals, it's easier than I thought to plan a decent workout a few times a week. I've also learned that it's a lot easier to reach your goals when you have a system set up to remind you and keep you accountable for yourself.
My biggest concern when using Google Calendar was whether or not everything was going to look like one giant list of things to do. There are countless unique personalities in the world, and everyone has different ways in which they function and keep themselves on track.
Some people are able to look at a month of schedules and tackle multiple things at once, but I myself, like to set my Google Calendar view to weekly so it's not so overwhelming.
Not only will you be able to switch your calendar between daily, weekly, and monthly views, but you can also color coordinate the different events so you can more easily keep track of them. For example, if you have school events for the kids, you could make all of these squares one color, and the boxes indicating a work out session can be something entirely different.
Google Calendar is one of the most convenient apps I've ever had the pleasure of using, and at this point, I'm not sure what I would do without it. Not only does the app keep me up to speed on all the things I have to do in my busy schedule, but it also helps me to see a visual representation of how I spend my hours in a day so I can plan my time more accordingly.
The only complaint I have with Google Calendar is that at times it will integrate my other email accounts and cause duplications in my inbox.
Other than this small quirk, I couldn't be happier with the result I've seen since I've started using Google Calendar to keep myself organized.