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Last Updated on December 11, 2017

Install This App and Say Goodbye To Your Hand Written Travel Packing List

Install This App and Say Goodbye To Your Hand Written Travel Packing List

Traveling is a huge part of life for many people these days and the stress related to planning and preparing only adds to it. Whether you are traveling for business or for pleasure, it really is the same when it comes to the travel portion of any trip. The last thing you want to do is to get to your destination and discover that you have forgotten to pack a very important item in your luggage before you left the house.

This all can be avoided if you have this app on your iPhone called Packr, this travel packing checklist app, available in the Apple App Store.

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You will never forget anything for your trip from now on

This Packr app was created to help iPhone users avoid a major headache associated with what happens if you forget to pack something very important for your next trip. This app can use very handy when it comes to figuring out what things you want to be sure that you have with you on your trip.

With the app, all you have to do is select your destination, length of stay at your destination, activities you plan on doing any time of year you are traveling. The app is able to analyze all of the information you put in and comes up with a recommended checklist of items that you should pack for your trip.

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It generates packing list not only based on your destination, but also the activities you are going to do

    Creates a unique checklist for you to follow

    The app uses the information that you input and comes up with a recommended list of all of the things that you will need. This includes types of clothing that are based on region and time of the year you are traveling.

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    Has information based on travel to thousands of global destinations

    The app contains information on thousands of destinations all over the globe and by using this data it is able to come up with a unique checklist of things that would help you to be better prepared for your trip to your specific destination.

    It learns your travel habits and adjusts accordingly for return trips

    While not every person is the same and it cannot take everything into consideration, the app is able to adapt to your travel habits. This allows it to remember things that you did and make adjustments for future travel to ensure that you are better prepared for the next time.

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    Sync’s your checklist with all your Apple devices

    As a premium user of the app, you are able to sync your checklist with all of your Apple iOS-enabled devices. You are also able to share your checklist information with all of the people who will be traveling with you via your account.

    Save us so much time and frustrations

    As a frequent traveler, I visit a number of different places over the course of a year. The biggest problem I would have is that I would pack in haste and inevitably I would forget to pack somethings. That meant that I would have to take time to find a local store that carries what I need and pay whatever price they charged. That all changed when I was introduced to Packr, I really love this app and I would give it 5 out of 5 stars.

    I would highly recommend Packr Travel Packing Checklist App to anyone who travels and who have forgotten to pack things. This app will help to ensure that you don’t have to worry about ever forgetting things that you really need for an enjoyable vacation. For more information and where you can get it for yourself, just click here.

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    Last Updated on September 17, 2018

    How to Stop Multitasking and Become Way More Productive

    How to Stop Multitasking and Become Way More Productive

    Today we are expected to work in highly disruptive environments. We sit down at our desks, turn on our computer and immediately we are hit with hundreds of emails all vying for our attention.

    Our phones are beeping and pinging with new alerts to messages, likes and comments and our colleagues are complaining about the latest company initiative is designed to get us to do more work and spend less time at home.

    All these distractions result in us multitasking where our attention is switching between one crisis and the next.

    Multitasking is a problem. But how to stop multitasking?

    How bad really is multitasking?

    It dilutes your focus and attention so even the easiest of tasks become much harder and take longer to complete.

    Studies have shown that while you think you are multitasking, you are in fact task switching, which means your attention is switching between two or more pieces of work and that depletes the energy resources you have to do your work.

    This is why, even though you may have done little to no physical activity, you arrive home at the end of the day feeling exhausted and not in the mood to do anything.

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    We know it is not a good way to get quality work done, but the demands for out attention persist and rather than reduce, are likely to increase as the years go by.

    So what to do about it?

    Ways to stop multitasking and increase productivity

    Now, forget about how to multitask!

    Here are a few strategies on how to stop multitasking so you can get better quality and more work done in the time you have each working day:

    1. Get enough rest

    When you are tired, your brain has less strength to resist even the tiniest attention seeker. This is why when you find your mind wandering, it is a sign your brain is tired and time to take a break.

    This does not just mean taking breaks throughout the day, it also means making sure you get enough sleep every day.

    When you are well rested and take short regular breaks throughout the day your brain is fully refuelled and ready to focus in on the work that is important.

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    2. Plan your day

    When you don’t have a plan for the day, the day will create a plan for you. When you allow outside influences to take control of your day, it is very hard not to be dragged off in all directions.

    When you have a plan for the day, when you arrive at work your brain knows exactly what it is you want to accomplish and will subconsciously have prepared itself for a sustained period of focused work.

    Your resistance to distractions and other work will be high and you will focus much better on the work that needs doing.

    3. Remove everything from your desk and screen except for the work you are doing

    I learned this one a long time ago. In my previous work, I worked in a law office and I had case files to deal with. If I had more than one case file on my desk at any one time, I would find my eyes wandering over the other case files on my desk when I had something difficult to do.

    I was looking for something easier. This meant often I was working on three or four cases at one time and that always led to mistakes and slower completion.

    Now when I am working on something, I am in full-screen mode where all I can see is the work I am working on right now.

    4. When at your desk, do work

    We are creatures of habit. If we do our online shopping and news reading at our desks as well as our work, we will always have the temptation to be doing stuff that we should not be doing at that moment.

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    Do your online shopping from another place—your home or from your phone when you are having a break—and only do your work when at your desk. This conditions your brain to focus in on your work and not other distractions.

    5. Learn to say no

    Whenever you hear the phrase “learn to say no,” it does not mean going about being rude to everyone. What it does mean is delay saying yes.

    Most problems occur when we say “yes” immediately. We then have to spend an inordinate amount of energy thinking of ways to get ourselves out of the commitment we made.

    By saying “let me think about it” or “can I let you know later” gives you time to evaluate the offer and allows you to get back to what you were doing quicker.

    6. Turn off notifications on your computer

    For most of us, we still use computers to do our work. When you have email alert pop-ups and other notifications turned on, they will distract you no matter how strong you feel.

    Turn them off and schedule email reviewing for times between doing your focused work. Doing this will give you a lot of time back because you will be able to remain focused on the work in front of you.

    7. Find a quiet place to do your most important work

    Most workplaces have meeting rooms that are vacant. If you do have important work to get done, ask if you can use one of those rooms and do your work there.

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    You can close the door, put on your headphones and just focus on what is important. This is a great way to remove all the other, non-important, tasks demanding your attention and just focus on one piece of work.

    The bottom line

    Focusing on one piece of work at a time can be hard but the benefits to the amount of work you get done are worth it. You will make fewer mistakes, you will get more done and will feel a lot less tired at the end of the day.

    Make a list of the four or five things you want to get done the next day before you finish your work for the day and when you start the day, begin at the top of the list with the first item.

    Don’t start anything else until you have finished the first one and then move on to the second one. This one trick will help you to become way more productive.

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