Well, now summer is here and all schedules are out the window and we all have nothing to do but lounge on hammocks sipping lemonade at the end of a long day, right?
As moms we still need to be organized; there are summer camps and vacations and dinners and playdates and chores and on and on. For some, summer is even more taxing time and organizational wise than the school year.
I’m all about building systems to stay organized.
Because organization helps create success, and success? Is good!
Today I want to focus on passwords. They. Are. Everywhere. Passwords are a part of modern life, and let’s face it. They can be such a pain. It’s stressful keeping up with a bazillion different passwords, trying select ones that are secure while still easy to remember. From banks to email accounts to social media to working in the cloud. And then there are the passwords you need just for the privileged of reading an article, or looking at a friend’s photos, or commenting on a video.
It’s kind of ridiculous at times, and definitely frustrating. And those little daily stressors really do add up and affect our mental health. In a recent study shared by UC Davis detailing how everyday stressors can cause long-term harm, “Minor stress events or daily stressors studied included getting stuck in traffic, fighting with a friend or significant other, and waiting in long lines.”
And attempting to retrieve forgotten passwords, I’m sure.
I started using a password management system a while back, and I haven’t looked back. There are a few good ones out there, but I personally I use LastPass.
Why using a a password management tool made my life easier
1. It’s Easy
It is easy to use and set up. Otherwise, what’s the point? Plus there is a free version that will serve just fine for many people. Free = Alli likes
2. It’s Safer
You just remember one master password, and LastPass will make up complicated, virtually un-hackable passwords for all of your online destinations…and it automatically fills in those fields when it’s time to log in.
3. It works everywhere
Perhaps my favorite feature- you can use it across multiple platforms and devices. Windows, Mac, Ubuntu? No problem. Firefox, Chrome, IE? All good. iPhone or Android? YES! *wipes away tear*
What area in your life needs organizing? Share it in the comments and maybe that’ll be the next one I tackle here!