Calendars and To-do Lists

You’ve got a load of things to get done. How do you plan for it all?

The worst thing you can do is nothing.

Write it down. That way you have a good idea of what needs to be done so you aren’t overwhelmed by imaginary tasks (which is easily done).

Then decide which way of organising yourself is best.

Some people love blocking time out in their calendar. I need to do X, Y and Z, so I’ll add an entry from 10-12 on Monday for X, 2-4 for Y and all of Tuesday morning for Z. No phone calls, no meetings, just concentrate on those three tasks.

Personally that doesn’t work for me. I much prefer having a to-do list - instead of blocking out a particular time I just keep a long list. But I always add due-dates to each item. So X and Y are due on Monday, Z on Tuesday.

Take Action: Write down all the things you have to do over the next few days, then add them to your reminders app or your calendar.

Rahoul Baruah

Rahoul Baruah

Rubyist since 1.8.6. I like hair, dogs and Kim/Charli/Poppy. Also CTO at Collabor8Online.
Leeds, England