Using an organizer or daytime planner can be a great tool to coordinate your activities. It’s actually the secret of many successful people. It also helpy ou to focus and get a clear mental attitude about the things that need to be done.
Here’s how you use a planner effectively:
- First you need to add the relevant tasks into your planner for the date they need to be done. Take the items from your master “To Do” List.
- Once an item is completet, mark it as completed by checking it off.
- If you are left with tasks not finished by the end of the day, report them over to the next day.
- If after the next day an intem is still not completed, something is wrong. Either you are procrastinating or it’s not really something that needs to be done? Ask yourself, “What if I never do this?”
- If you can honestly say, that nothing bad will happen if you don’t complete this item, then you should delete it immediately and forget about it.
You see, writing these tasks down and keeping a planner is quite effective. Nobody can keep all things pending in their head only, and by being able to go back a few days to see if you are completing things and what has been deleted, you will better be able to structure your “To Do” List in such a way that after a while you’ll only have the urgent and important, or the important tasks written down.