14.4.17

Apps I wouldn't cope without

I feel naked without my smartphone - and lost too. My  whole life is on that phone. My contacts, appointments, bank-accounts, mailbox, news feed, photo archive, shopping list etc. It's all organized in little smart apps - and some of them, I wouldn't cope without.


In case you wondered: This blogpost is not sponsored. It's just me sharing my tips and experience.

I've had a good look on my smartphone and picked out 5 apps that I really wouldn't cope without. (Not including contacts and texts - these goes without saying).


Week Cal

I've had the app Week Cal for many years. Gives me a good overview of my weeks - and I like the color-organized layout. Actually it's just an add-on to the existing calendar on my smartphone and it works perfectly for me. Although it doesn't prevent me for being late for my appointments - in spite of several alarms. Oh Well.


yr.no

This app keeps me up-to-date on the weather. Any position in the world and yr.no is able to predict the weather almost precisely. I suspect those Norwegian weathermen to have supernatural powers. They definitely know something.


Wunderlist

The best list app I've ever seen. And I've seen quite a great deal since I'm a bit of a list-a-holic. You can have numerous lists on Wunderlist, share them with anyone and more than one or don't share. You can write notes on the bullets, ad pictures/links and even assign to-dos to others (my favorite feature). 

My husband and I use it daily for grocery list, but we also share lists of movies that we wanna see, sights we wanna see, and I even share an IKEA shopping list with a friend with whom I (surprise) go shopping in IKEA, from time to time.


OneNote

A really cool tool for note-taking. All sorts of organizing-possibilities, easy to use, syncs across devices ... OneNote just works for me. It's a big mess, with little scribbles everywhere but still in some kinda order. Neat!


Do It (Tomorrow)

This is my newest favorite app. I like to list both to-do and has-done per day - and I do it in a large paper calendar on my desk. I use it to keep track on the things I do get done (and of course the ones I've still yet to do). But I enjoy seeing it on paper that I haven't just been doing nothing all day. (Though it feels like it).

This app Do It (Tomorrow) makes my listing go digital. And it syncs between my devices. Hurray! The concept is simple. All the tasks you have listed, and that you don't wanna do today (or haven't got time to get done today), you can move till tomorrow. Procrastination on a whole new level! I love it! 




You know I'm a sucker for inspiration, so please tell me about your favorite apps in the comments. English or Danish - all comments are appreciated.


7.4.17

List of 5 Little Things that Make Me Happy

So often vi get caught up in the struggle of getting through our busy week days, that we need to stop, take a deep breath and remember all the little things that make us happy.

The little idiosyncrasies that make you feel that the world isn't so bad after all. When they happen, it feels like a mini explosion of happiness. Thus, here is a list of my little happy points.





  1. When I'm able to match all my socks after running the laundry
    I'm really not sure why this is a challenge. I put two socks into the washing machine - and out comes one. I've heard that it's an universal thing, since this doesn't only happen to me.
    I keep the lonely socks in a basket in my laundry room - waiting and hoping for the partner to show up.
    On the rare occasion that I successfully ball up each sock to their rightful partner, it's a weird and very minor feeling of accomplishment. But it's an accomplishment no less.

  2. Writing - anything really; blog posts, letters, lists ...
    I just enjoy writing (and listing) all kinda stuff. Long emails, little stories, work-related instructions, blog posts and even little notes for my husband.
    It's all about tasting the words, designing sentences and make my point clear through texts (which I'm fully aware of, that I certainly don't succeed doing - every time). I enjoy it no less.

  3. Taking time to enjoy the moment
    Just being present. Here and now. Enjoying the moment, not thinking of what's next.Focus on the smell, what I see, the feelings inside me and the atmosphere around me. Being aware of exactly this moment.

  4. The sun breaking through the clouds on a rainy day
    That moment when all of sudden the clouds part and the sun breaks through and lets the sunbeams glitter in the puddles and maybe even paint a rainbow in the sky.

  5. Unexpected help from a stranger
    Like when you are in a hurry-hurry at the supermarket and the guy in front of you in the line, pushes aside his overloaded shopping cart and lets you get ahead of him.
    Or when you enter a parking lot and a lady comes up to you, asking if you want her ticket for free, since she's got no more use for it.

I could list a whole lot of other little things that make me happy too. But I'm running out of time. The week days are catching up with me and I have a ton of things to do; laundry, lunch boxes, paying my bills, grocery shopping  and ... and ... and ...

You can get lots of inspiration for listing your own little things that make you happy. If you ask your friend Google, you will find quit a large number of "what-makes-me-happy-lists" on the net. Go dive into it - and get inspired.

At Family Matters' blog you find a guide to make your own list of a hundred things that make you happy. They even provide a free sheet to help you on the way.


Please leave a comment telling me about the little things that make you happy - I'd like to get your inspiration.