ChatGPT can save you time, give you advice, help you plan, and come up with ideas. Here are some prompts to try in your home life.
I got ChatGPT to write my first post about this, so I thought I’d try the human method this time, ie. write it myself!
The best explanation I’ve heard so far is that ChatGPT is like having a junior assistant: you can ask them to do things for you, but it’s a good idea to cross-check when incorrect information will have a negative impact. Making your own meal plan and grocery list? Not a huge risk. Preparing an executive report for work? You’ll want to cross-check more reputable sources before using this as a basis for any decisions.
I came up with four broad categories for the things ChatGPT can do:
- Help me with home life
- Help me work
- Help me learn
- Have a bit of fun
Check out the other posts for tips on using ChatGPT at work, to learn, and to have fun, but this one’s for home…
Help me with home life
If you prefer a video demo, I got you! Here’s a 7min explainer:
Here are nine prompt ideas to try (prompt text in bold), and how they turned out.
Write something for me, like “write a sick note for my child missing school”
Give me relationship advice, like “how should I talk to my partner about our different approaches to spending money”
Create a weekly meal plan, like “create a weekly meal plan for a 40 year old woman who is vegetarian and wants good gut health”
Create a weekly schedule, like “create a healthy weekly schedule for someone who works four days per week 8am-6pm, and enjoys yoga, walks and home workouts. I don’t work Wednesdays. I don’t need help planning my work time.” (then ask to reprioritise certain things if it doesn’t get it right the first time)
Gift ideas, like “gift ideas for a 4 year old”…
…or “birthday present ideas for a 40 year old”
Holiday destination ideas, like “I live in Melbourne Australia. I like warm weather and relaxing by a pool. I prefer flights under 9 hours long. Where should I go on holiday in July?”
Plan a travel itinerary, like “I am going to Los Angeles for a week with my partner, please give us a travel itinerary”
Life hacks, like “what are some life hacks for someone with ADHD?”
How have you been using ChatGPT to help with your home life? Any cool tricks I’ve missed? I’d love to hear them!
So far there are four posts in this series, check out the others: