There are thousands of programs, apps and opinions on how to handle your list of to-do's. Many are good,some are justtoo detailedanda fewactually work for those of us who are naturally disorganized.
I want to show you how I've worked through this issue in my life and hope that it will help you tocomplete your list of to-do's.
EX: I wake up and realize I need to accomplish a couple of thingsin addition to the client I already have scheduled.
1. appointment with a client (project)
a. get directionsb. bring organizing bag
2. need towrite my newsletter (project)
a. get my list of random newsletter thoughts
b. add new clients to email list
c. compose newsletterd. email it
3. need to get groceries (project)
a. create basic meal plan (no obsessing!)
b. print coupons (if you use online coupons sites)
Important - make sure you don't create a list of "projects"! You must break down projects into a list that can be accomplished one at a time. In the above example, the numbers are projects and the letters are the list of "to-do's".
8:00-8:30 print directions to client/address for gps,
load organizing bag in car
make meal plan
print grocery coupons
8:30-9:00drive to client
9:00-1:00 Organizing Session with _________
1:00-1:30 drive back to town to grocery store
1:30-3:00 grocery shop - unload and put away!
3:00-4:00 upload newest clients to newsletter list
collect notes for newsletter
compose newsletter and send
By making appointment for allmy to-do's, I don't find myself at the end of the day saying, "oh man! i forgot toget/do/buy __________!!"
By making appointments on my calendar, I'm free to schedule items on the day and time most convienent for me.
By making appointments instead of a long list of
Enjoy getting your to-do's to-done!!(many thanks to Deb Golembeck for helping me with that "aw-ha" moment when she realized my to-do list was filled with projects! That day will forever change how effective I am in accomplishing important things!)