Do you sometimes get that anxious feeling that you have forgotten something? You’re not alone. The good news is, a little reminder can go a long way.
The psychology around being reminded
A Psychology Today article titled This Is the Secret to Getting Anything Done noted that “we’ve all had the experience of intending to do something and then forgetting when the time comes. One reason you forget to complete an action you intend to do is that you are not reminded to do it. As a result, when the opportunity arises for you to complete a goal, you just don’t think of the action.”
There are only so many hours in the day
Priorities come into play too. Chances are an annual bill renewal isn’t at the top of your to-do list? The toddler who needs a bath, the deadline at work or the meal delivery to a sick friend or elderly relative; these types of things tend to take priority in our day-to-day lives, and rightfully so.
According to this Life Hack article The Importance of Reminders (And How to Make a Reminder Work), “no matter how well you set up your to-do list and calendar, you aren’t going to get things done unless you have a reliable way of reminding yourself to actually do them. For a lot of tasks, the best reminder is one that’s completely automated — you set it up and then forget about it, trusting the trigger to pop up when you need it.”
Get reminded, increase your chances of getting it done
The free GetReminded app has been developed in Australia to allow people around the globe to set and forget. You will only be reminded when it’s in your best interests to be reminded, for example, when contracts like your annual insurance or mobile phone contract are up for renewal.
GetReminded in the real world
“I’ve paid the price in the past for forgetting to pay a bill on time or allowing a contract to automatically renew without question. I have had to pay the occasional late fee and I haven’t been in the habit of contacting my service providers, some of which I have been with for years, to see if I could get a better deal. I have a young family and a busy job, so I constantly have lots on my mind and lots of things to get done.
I downloaded the GetReminded app and set up my on-going expense details just last month, and I already feel so much more on top of things with our family finances. Getting a simple app notification alerting me that my internet provider contract is up for renewal means I don’t have to try and remember this. I know I’ll be prompted when it’s time to consider asking for a better deal or switching providers if I’m not happy,” Nic Meehan of Moss Vale, NSW said.
Words of wisdom
Have you heard this C.S Lewis quote before? “People need to be reminded more than they need to be instructed.” We agree!
Consumer bargaining power
“You will conduct your own market research, you will make your own decisions. The GetReminder app is about offering timely and empowering reminders that allow you to reassess your contracts at an opportune time, when your bargaining and negotiating power is at it’s best,” Silje Dreyer of GetReminded said.
We are only human
Make your life just a little easier by downloading the free GetReminded app today.
Disclaimer: This information is meant as a guide only and should not be taken as legal or financial advice.