Sound familiar? (noooo, we never overbook ourselves, right?!).
In that post, I mention ditching all of our fancy, cute to-do lists for a single page of notebook paper and really just going crazy writing down all of the stuff we need to accomplish. Don’t worry. I am NOT talking about throwing out your adorable planner!
(Here’s that post, if you want to read it! Project: Get Your Time Back)
I’m just talking about using this system for those crazy busy days/weeks when a simple planner isn’t enough.
This one is in the front of the little notebook that I use to supplement my May Designs Planner because I’m a compulsive list maker. #cantstopwontstop
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all you need to get done in ONE day, here’s an 8-step tutorial on how I would suggest organizing that:
1 | Get a plain piece of notebook paper
2 | Write down hourly or half-hour intervals to the left of the red line
3 | To the right of the red line, write down any scheduled or time-related tasks
4 | Now look at the time you have left, start writing your other tasks down
5 | As you write down the tasks, make sure you go high-priority to low-priority
6 | When you start a project or task, highlight it in yellow (if you want)
7 | When you finish it, cross it out or use a different colored highlighter
8 | I usually keep this list out on my desk so it’s easily accessed and updated!
Maybe one day I’ll start listening. 🙂