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Organize Your Life Using your Phone | Google Pixel (GIVEAWAY CLOSED – THANK YOU!)

10.29.16

Hi!!

I’m pretty sure you use your phone a lot right? If you are like me, you check the time, weather, maybe instagram, a little snapchat and then you’re spending hours watching cat videos. I’m not going to lie, i’m pretty guilty of it all. There are days when I don’t get much done because I would get sidetracked on my phone. Instead of getting lost and spending so much time playing on your phone, how about you turn your phone into your life organizer? Smart phones have so many great productivity tools in them and I have really embraced using my phone as a integral part of my life.  I broke down 5 Tips/Hacks that I have been doing that will surely help you have a more productive day!

Recently Google had reached out to me and see if I wanted to test out the new Google Pixel. After using and having unlimited photo and video space through the cloud, I knew it was LOVE.  I partnered with Google for my youtube channel but this is not a sponsored blog post.  Google gave me a phone to give away, so make sure you enter below!

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Tip 1: Prioritize your day to day activities on a Calendar app.

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Time flies and there’s so much to do with so little time.  That is why I MUST use a schedule in all of my activities, personal and work. I use my Google Calendar because it’s links to my email and I can access it pretty much anywhere. Take all your notes you jotted on notebooks, post-its, agenda etc… and consolidate it into you calendar app. You can set alert time to give yourself a heads up when you get ready or leave the door.  I cannot tell you enough how much my calendar app saves me from being late or missing events.  Also, don’t just set appointments, but also schedule in specific times for yourself like 30 minutes a day to meditate, 30 minutes to jog or work out, 1hr for cooking dinner and relaxing with family. If you schedule not just your appointments but also your priorities in life, you are sure to be able to streamline your life!

 

Tip 2: Use your phone’s camera for other things than taking selfies.

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Let’s break this out down:

a. Inspiration is a huge part of what I do for a living and to find that I take photos a lot.  Mostly shoot anything that inspires me. It can be anything outdoors or even in the stores. Whenever I feel less inspired, I go back into my photo album and look through my photos.

b. Note taking. If you’re in school or constantly at meetings and looking at powerpoint, your phone can come in handy. Instead of losing focus , feeling overwhelmed, or missing important points; take a photo of your notes or even your friends notes. This way you can always go back and spend more time to absorb what you should know and go back in your notes. I can never fast enough so I find this super helpful.  Another good tip is to take pictures of the blackboard/whiteboard that you can reference later to your notes.

 

 

Tip 3. Sometimes words just isn’t enough so make Videos.

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Video is such a great tool for your own record keeping.  Between recording your workouts to ensure you are making progress to recording a lecture or a meeting, video is an indispensable tool. I personally like to record my workouts to make sure that my form and how I do a routine is good as well as give me something to look back on. Sometimes, I also like using video for record keeping. A really good life hack it to walk around your house and record all your valuables including the serial numbers of your items. Store the file on the cloud. If you are ever to be be robbed, you can use the video archive to provide to police and your insurance carrier to make the claims process much easier.

 

 

Tip 4. Get help with an Phone Assistant like Google Assistant.

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Using your phone’s assistant isn’t just for finding the name of the song you love! Did you know that you can also use the tool to set appointments, add reminders or alarms on your phone or even help you find places to eat without typing and searching manually? There are so many great hacks that you can do using a virtual assistant.  My favorite use is to help me find the local coffee shop when i’m traveling or between meetings.

 

 

Tip 5. Have a face to face through Video Conferencing.

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A conference call or a email can only convey limited information as we are visual beings. Use face to face video conferencing for work meetings, saving you a commute or a trip.  I’ve used face to face video conferencing to meet with my employees if I can’t make it into the office and have had conference calls with clients and management instead of driving through traffic. I personally love using video conferencing to stay in touch with loved ones. While it’s easy to hop on a phone call, sometimes I just want to see the expressions on their faces and see what they are up to.  Just make sure to put on some makeup or find a spot with good lighting do you always look on fleek 😉

I hope some of these tips help you and I would love to hear what tips you have to stay on track!

Love,
Ann

 

FTC: Google provided the phone for this giveaway but all opinions are my own.

70 comments on “Organize Your Life Using your Phone | Google Pixel (GIVEAWAY CLOSED – THANK YOU!)”

  1. I really would love to win this amazing phone at the moment I dont hacr the best phone and this will really help me out

  2. I love this post because I’m such a disorganized person.. and I can’t be because I’m still a student haha..

    I’m going to pin this and enter this contest! Thanks for hosting this contest, by the way!

  3. In love with the fact you can have all the videos and photos that you want. I’m always running out of room on my phone because of my photos

  4. Thanks for the video. I hope that it will help me to organise my life better. Even with the s*****phone I have now. So, maybe you can help me out with that . 😉

    Lots of love Evy

  5. Thnx for the video! i love that phone! i take a snapshot on presentations too instead of taking notes.

  6. I think i just found my next phone.
    In the year 2017 I really want to get more organized and minimize the clutter in my home, life this phone would be a answer to my prayers. Thank you, and Goggle for the chance to enter this wonderful giveaway.

  7. I would love to win this phone and give it to my brother. He’s always so careful with money and not spending his hard earned cash. His phone has been due for an upgrade and yet he didn’t want to get a new one rather uses an old dying phone. It would be awesome if I can win this and give it to my brother instead!

  8. I really want to win because i donno have a smartphone yet because my parents cant afford to buy me a new smartphone and when i see your video im so happy that i will have a chance to win this amazing smartphone.. this is so damn pretty smartphone yet in this year flagship.. i hope i will be chosen.. so goodluck .. and THANK YOU ♥♥♥

  9. I like this phone so much! I tried to do some of the things that you say on the vid. But my shittiphone dont stop telling my that it is running out of space ☹ and my V. Assistant its not helping me to make life easier

  10. hello Ann! this phone is gonna be a life saver for my disorganised life hope to win!! and thank you for hosting this giveaway

  11. Hi Ann, I am so excited for this new Google Pixel! I hope I can win this phone and enjoy unlimited storage and long life battery.
    Have a great day!

  12. Loved your video… Can’t wait to own a Google pixle!! I loved each and every feature of this cell phone. Especially the unlimited storage and live case features. But most of all I love that it’s from Google, which makes it more dependable.

  13. Omg I love you and your videos! You are such an inspiration! And I really hope to win this giveaway!! I am in a need of a new phone, and this is a great opportunity for me, that I wish to receive!

  14. Really enjoyed this video! You learn new things everyday!
    Thanks for sharing and I hope to win this phone to check it out!

  15. I would really like to win this phone as I broke mine recently so with this features in it it would be a cherry on cake for me. EVEN if I don’t I’m happy who would it’s an amazing phone

  16. Hi Ann , I love the virtual assistant and fab camera , also the live case . Wow .
    Thanks for your great videos beautiful .
    Xxxxx

  17. Queen of organization and DIY ! Love your videos and your organization tips. And phone tho #phonegoal.
    Xoxo from France

  18. I all ways love the Google aitmes because that are all ways sooooooo helpful and this is one of them

  19. I love this phone Especially the calendar function . Perfect for school life and work as well. Love you!!! Entering the giveavaw

  20. You inspire me with every video . Please keep doing videos on organization they are very helpfull for me and others. I’m glad I found you , keep the good work

  21. I would really charish winning this new Google phone because the features you told us about are mind blowing and look game changing…!
    It would be cool if you considered my request, thanks so much for the effort you put into the video 🙂

  22. I would love to win this phone my is just half a live haha and i cant even get a new one because i have no mony

  23. I like your account it helps me to be organize and on track for the DIYs and I hope to be more organize with the google phone

  24. My favorite feature of this phone is the calendar app. It will help me to list down my to do-s, as I easily get lost on my day when I don’t list them down.

  25. My favorite feature is Google Calendar. I love recording my everyday events on my calendar and love going back check what I did last year, it’s like my personal diary.

  26. Wow that phone is so cool love all the features. Thanks for all the great videos keep up the great works Ann.

  27. This video was maxing Ann. And I will defiantly do this. I really heard good news about the phone that is good.

  28. Wow that pixel phone sounds a strong competitor for the iPhone, the case is cool too! Thanks for the chance to win!

  29. I think this phone will be perfect for someone like me going back to school. And has problems with being organized

  30. I really like that the phone will tell you when to leave for appointmebts depending on traffic. I seem to always be running a few minutes behind.

  31. Hi Anne I’m really interest in the new Google pixel phone , I find that the features our great , but when I enter the giveaway it that my entry can’t be found ! My Youtube tube name is shannon v , do I have to but in my email account where is written my yt name? I will try again to see .. I will be disapointed if don’t get in the giveaway but it wouldn’t be for long beaucause your videos are really great that the disappointement will go away lol xoxo and I will trying again to see if it works

  32. Hello Ann… Thank you for hosting this giveaway. It would mean a lot to me if I win the Google Pixel. I’m getting ready to enter university, so I need to get my life together and I can do that with this phone, and I love photography which is a great feature of it.
    Thank you… XOXO from Cape Verde

  33. I was unsure about this phone at first because it is so new in the market, however this video has really made feel that the phone has a lot to offer. I like the unlimited storage through the cloud and the selfish mode. I look forward to seeing it launched in South Africa so I can have a look at it and perhaps even purchase it. Thanks.

  34. I was unsure about this phone at first because it is so new in the market, however this video has really made me feel that the phone has a lot to offer. I like the unlimited storage through the cloud and the selfie mode. I look forward to seeing it launched in South Africa so I can have a look at it and perhaps even purchase it. Thanks.

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