Life is hard, hard enough that one feels like they have the right to complain about how hard it is. Of course, not everyone is as unfortunate and some end up being able to take it easy a bit, but don’t let yourself fall into the mindset that you will never be able to do the same. In fact, even starting tomorrow, you could start making life easier for yourself, because right now, we have opportunities in life which were not around a mere few decades ago. We are living in rather tech-oriented times, and if the fact that the president of the United States keeps impulsively posting on twitter isn’t proof enough of that, then maybe the fact that you can get an app which helps you make you coffee with your smart WIFI coffee maker is. What was once considered a luxury, for example a phone or even internet access, is now somewhat of a necessity in the modern world. And while one could sit around and complain about the fact that it just means there are more bills to pay, you could try and make the most of it while we are already here. So without further ado, let’s look at how you could get with the times and use the technological advances from recent years to your advantage.
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Work smart, not hard
It certainly takes a lot of effort to do general life things. Getting up in the morning, catching some public transport to work, sitting around in the office for the next 8 hours and then trying to find your will to live when you finally come home to sit on the sofa. While it may not be common knowledge how to utilise a computer in such a way that all your life worries will go away instantly, we can try and do the next best thing, and that is to be smart with the way we do things. How do we go about doing that? Well, with a smart-phone, of course.
Make everyday waking up a breeze, not an uphill battle. Rather than staying up late and trying to squeeze in that extra bit of television before you finally head off to bed, try and get yourself a comfortable sleeping cycle. Use an app like the aptly titled “Sleep Cycle alarm clock” to regulate your sleeping pattern to a satisfactory level. With reviews like “The result is so gentle and lovely it feels like being woken up by a mermaid stoking your hair or a unicorn nuzzling your toes.” it’s hard to not at least give it a try.
Get your medication effortlessly rather than arduously queueing up at the local chemist in terrible weather. Nowadays, you can reorder your NHS prescription online, and considering that whenever you need medicine you probably aren’t feeling too well in the first place, so this is absolutely perfect.
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Stay organised with a plethora of apps that help you do exactly that, organise yourself. No matter whether you’re forgetful or just want to take it easy, if you want to finally make the jump from a notepad to an all-in-one organizer app, then you are in luck because there is more of them than you can shake a stick at. Evernote, Awesome Note, Ifttt, 30/30, Newton Calendar, and many many more. Of course, not every single one suits everyone’s needs, but feel free to look through them, see what people are saying about them, and go for one that works out for you.
We may be living in the digital age, but some problems are the same as ever. For example, the problem of leaving your wallet at home, or just your credit card somewhere on the table when you were paying for something online and forgot to put it away. We’ve all been there, and while there are no pills to magically make your memory infallible, there is another way. Would you say you are more likely to remember your phone rather than your wallet? If the answer is yes, which it probably is, then maybe setting up something like Apple pay or Android pay is just the thing for you. Rather than having to take your card out of your wallet every time you want to pay for something with it, just take out your phone and briefly slide it along the contactless reader. Considering you can probably use that same app to even pay for your bus and tube travel, it really is something which can make life much easier.