Organizing Chaos Series: Phone, PC, Office & DVDs
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Life in the twenty first century can not even be imagined without a cell phone. It has become a persons most valuable possession. When my last phone got nicked from office locker in Slough, I suddenly became so helpless. All my people contacts, important messages, Namaz timing, to-do lists and even grocery lists were saved in there. It actually felt like a part of me was stolen. Although it was insured, and replaced with a newer version in about two weeks, I never really fully recovered from the loss. Luckily these days it is much easier to restore data. Our applications, contacts, gallery, calendar and messages can easily be backed up online. If you have accounts on Hotmail or Gmail, you can simply sync all your contacts online. Because a mobile phone is used so much, it is one of the most commonly lost/damaged items also. This is why we must keep syncing our accounts online to avoid losing our data.
S Planner synced with my Google account
One of the best ways to lead an organized life is by using our phone calendar to mark important events. Our brain can not possibly remember all dates and events. So it is best to use them in our planner. It also displays reminders on the screen so we don’t forget important facts. Most of us these days don’t write a journal everyday. Later on, we keep wondering when we bought our new car or when was our dog born. Using your phones calendar is an effective way to mark important events which we can look back to, later on.
Mobisle Notes Application on my phone
The importance of keeping a small diary in your purse can not be denied. A human mind can not possibly remember all the important things that we need to remember in our daily lives. It really is vital to make notes to avoid embarrassment. These days a diary can be replaced with applications like Mobisle Notes where you keep adding notes, and updating them. In case you lose your phone, they are always backed up online. You don’t need to be connected to the internet for this app at all times. It only needs internet for syncing. Some ideas for notes are:
|To do||To get||Menu Ideas|
|Movies to get||Family ID card Nos||Family Car No. plates|
|Bank Acc Nos.||IOU||Books to read|
|Songs to download||Family postal addresses||F-10 chores|
|Hisaab||Important Birthdays to remember||My passwords|
|Duas||Grocery list||Tailor clothes list|
I had made a standard grocery list on my phone which is shown above. My extremely busy life made it impossible for me to make a list every time I had to go for groceries. This standard list contained every single item that I could possibly need every week/month. By only glancing through this list at the store, I was reminded about what was finished at home. This is just a little suggestion for you guys to save yourself the hassle of forgetting to buy important groceries from the store.
Laptops have become one of our most important assets. They contain vital information like our passwords, pictures and online banking account details. Hence, it is really important to keep our laptop in working order. Information overload is an issue we all face. If we don’t organize the data on our computers, it will cause our machines to hang up, become slow and ultimately breakdown. That would result into data being lost. It is a good idea never to save our files in C drive on the computer as it contains all program files. Other disk drives can be used for our data. We must also have a reliable external hard disk where we back up our data every few weeks. It isn’t a bad idea to keep all your media files in an external hard drive which is kept accessible next to your laptop. If we don’t keep heavy videos/picture files in our laptop, its performance will be much better.
Then being a Supervisor Cashier was extremely stressful as I was accountable for every penny. But I realized that this cash handling experience is important for me and learned to decrease the level of stress by singing along to the loud music at our store.
Davenport Black was where we had to convince broke people (with no money) to buy a loan from us by paying £ 69.95 fees (with no solid interest rate information and no exact date to receive it). It is true that a person had to be completely out of their minds to go ahead with it. Targets were almost impossible and we were answerable to our manager on hourly progress reports. There was no choice, we had to sell – no matter what. Luckily, I was among the top sellers and won iPad, 44 inch TV, xbox & Kinnect in this company. But if someone didn’t perform even for a day, he was just called to the office and sent home. People swore at me on the phone so many times that I’ve lost count but my heartbeat didn’t seem to get used to it. I was called every abusive word in English language. This job sure was stressful. Following are a few ways I made myself happy there:
Breakfast from office café in Slough
Baguette straight from the oven with butter from office café for breakfast
By storing chocolates, jellies, cappuccino and soup sachets in my locker
Keeping fleece blanket on my lap to make myself cozy on my office chair
Making friends with Silky Kohli with whom I cherish every moment spent
By keeping nail polishes and wipes in desk drawer to enlighten my mood
After my retail experiences, I value my office a lot more now. I love having the space to myself. I make sure the cleaning lady cleans it up properly every day and then I have my air spray to cheer up my mood. When it comes to office management, one point worth mentioning is that one must never go to their boss’s office without a diary and a pen. The reason is that we must write down points of what needs to be done, even when we think we’ll remember it.