I have OCD or rather probably OCPD is more accurate. I function better with everything being extremely scheduled even down to when to take my shower. I currently set the alarm on my phone for 8 different times to go off during the day. The problem is that I misplace my phone all the time and leave it in a different room so I miss the alerts. When I do have it near me, the phone wakes up the baby all the time and if I put in on vibrate I don’t hear it.
The WatchMinder is perfect for someone like me. Not only do I feel much less stressed when everything is scheduled, I tend to draw out each project to unbelievable lengths. Something that a “normal” person would take 1 hour to do it takes me about 7 because I feel it has to be perfect. By giving myself realistic deadlines and reminders, it really helps keep me on track.
The WatchMinder was invented by Dr. Laurence Becker, who is a licensed Child Psychologist, it was intended to be used as a tool to help children with ADHD remember to stay focused, take medication or remind them of a task they need to do. Today it is used by children and adults with ADHD, as well as those with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, urinary incontinence, and asthma. Senior citizens use it to help remind them to take their medication and it helps people who are hard of hearing. It can be used almost undetectable by other people. It has a silent vibration alert that doesn’t disrupt anyone else in the room. Unlike alarms on cell phones or other programmable watches it can be programmed for many tasks and it doesn’t have an annoying alarm. With over 50,000 of them being used worldwide, I would say the WatchMinder is a great tool.
IMHO, the WatchMinder has many features that make it useful for a wide range of people. The vibration feature is my favorite because then I don’t have to disturb those around me. Even though a phone has a vibrate feature, I usually leave the phone somewhere so I don’t feel it anyway. For me it is a great organizational tool. For children or adults with ADHD it could really mean the difference between their success or failure in school or work.
The only con I can see is that this might not be the right style if you have to go to a fancy event but for everyday life it is just fine.
If you would like to learn more about the WatchMinder or even purchase one you can find it here.
Disclosure: I received a WatchMinder free to facilitate this review and was compensated for my time. The views expressed are 100% my own and I will always provide an honest opinion that you can count on!