- Do you have little pieces of paper all over the place with a list of things you need to do?
- Do you forget to do things because the reminder was not written where you would remember to look?
- Does your brain go into overload because you have so much you need to do?
Over the years, I have worked with all different kinds of systems to keep myself organized and on top of all, I needed to do. I have finally settled on a system that works for me and might work for you.
On Sunday, I write down everything I need to do…….I just brain dump on a piece of paper, everything from grocery shopping to emails I need to write.
I then go through the list and put each item under a category. Below are the categories I will be using for the next week. When life changes directions, I often have to add or delete a category.
Client Work Website/Business
Read/Research Women’s Ministry
I then prioritize the items under each category and decide what days I will be attacking each item on the list.
I then look at my daily schedule and add in my appointments, which I keep track of on my Google Calendar on my phone.
Because I divide everything into categories, it allows me to get a big picture look at everything I have to do without getting overwhelmed. It also allows me to prioritize the things I need to do under each category. Whatever doesn’t get done just moves over to the next week.
Of course, you must stay committed to what you have decided to do……that is one of the most important parts of time/self-management. Decide, Commit, Act!
The Planner Pad is the system I use to get all this done. It has provided a one-stop-shop for my brain dump, categorizing, prioritizing, and scheduling.
I hope the ideas of Categorizing, Prioritizing, and Scheduling help you manage all the things you have to do. It is a wonderful feeling to feel more in control.
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