I use my Outlook calendar at work to keep me and my day on track. I prioritize each task first. Then I set the tasks including the amount of time each task should take as appointments in my calendar. I also set 15 minute breaks between tasks to move, relax and refocus. Outlook sends me appointment reminders throughout the day so I can easily track my progress.
I use my iPhone calendar the same way for my personal tasks. I’m also sent notifications and receive them on my Apple Watch to stay on track.
The quotation “Run your day or it will run you” is absolutely true!
I keep a separate list in the same system as my personal tasks. That way, I’m not ignoring important personal tasks that might need to be accomplished during the work day, like making a doctor’s appointment.
I keep track of all my tasks on my to-do lists. If there are too many different lists, I’m less likely to get them all done.
I have a separate to do list for work tasks that are unrelated to my personal development. Partly this is due to the medical confidentiality agreement that I am under at work, but I also find it helps me switch off after work.
I keep the work tasks separate from my private ones. They are 2 different areas of life. I believe it would seem to overwhelming to put them all together and I don't want to think about the chores that I can't do at home because I'm at work.
- How could I effectively use my time without laziness
- I need this to be so simple. And struggle to now what to include and what to leave out. Too basic and they seem pointless. Too detailed and they seem to take up too much time I could be focusing on other things… any suggestions on how to prioritise and discriminate between tasks to include and task to accept as given.
- Do you write the small and mundane tasks like cook, go for a walk etc on your list?
- What do you include in your most basic routines- what is something that simply must be done no matter what?
- Do you write only a few tasks on your to do list, or do you write everything that you have to do and then pick the top three or so to get done today? I’m never sure which approach is most effective.
- Do you check and adjust your to do list throughout the day? How do you remember?
- Do you ever feel like you write to much stuff to do for one day?
- Do you write down your routines too or skip them since they are ‘routines’?
- Which order do you accomplish your tasks? Due date? Importance? Fun making it?
- what are some things you always put on your to do? do you find that having the same activity at the same space everyday makes you more likely or less likely to actually do it??