Do you have any daily rituals or routines that you use to stay organized? Share them!

  • Use the task feature of HabitRPG (habitrpg.com). It gives me the added encouragement to do the stuff I don't want to do.

  • Um, I had no idea this existed and it is THE COOLEST EVER. I am a sucker for useless internet rewards/points. Thanks for the tip Katie!

  • I love HabitRPG!

  • Thanks for all the tips, everyone! I'm always trying new ways to plan my day. As of recently I have a post-it on my monitor that says: "At beginning of day: What is going to bug me or cause a problem or hold-up, if it's not resolved by end of day?"

  • The Google Chrome extension, Dayboard, is great for focusing on your 5 most important To Do items.

  • I've always centered things on a crm. I've used many. insightly.com has a free version and it's my thing of the moment.

  • I love love http://www.toggl.com I've been using it like crazy for three weeks now.

  • Google calendar with pop-ups let me know when I should be moving on to the next task.

  • In terms of method, I try to go by priorities, not time. (Steven Covey's priority matrix from 7 Habits of Highly Effective People)

  • I use both toggl and google calendar! toggl is amazing for tracking my time no matter how much switching between clients I do in a day and the google pop-ups are key to me not forgetting to do things like pick up my kids from school. :)

  • I've got to keep it old school and make marks by hand! I've tried various computer/phone tools for lists and calendars and none seem to complement my working style and provide adequate satisfaction. I make daily lists, weekly lists, quarterly reviews of & plans for ongoing projects, etc. Sometimes writing them ALL out on a giant piece of scrap cardboard makes me feel like a mad scientist. I feel like the physical act of writing things helps me remember them too.

  • I’ve previously used apps to help with time/task management, but the process of managing those apps notification and work flow systems became cumbersome and added an unnecessary element to my work flow. I now use a basic ‘text edit’ document as this helps me keep the things that I can control simple.

  • I work with an accountability partner and we establish a daily top three things. Most days it works, although some days there are distractions and some days the list is a lot more than three. Thus the benefit of the accountability partner who can call me on it if I waiver, add too much, etc.

  • @Agnes, your cardboard lists sound kind of amazing. I think that using cardboard would combine two of my greatest loves: list making and sharpies. @Deb, I really like the idea of an accountability partner, I've never heard of that before, but it makes a lot of sense. Do you work with them physically or just check in remotely?

  • @Agnes, I was doing the same as far as sriting my tasks by hand but them I found it a lot easier to set my tasks on my mobile phone calendar and add alerts beginning with an alert 2 days before, then 1 day before, 12 hrs before and lastly 3 hrs before :)

  • Writing*

  • I will plan a day with priority works. I can plan for Daily tasks, Meetings, Outings - All Will be Synchronized with Calender. I am Using https://www.agilecrm.com For My Daily Activities.

  • Use the task feature of HabitRPG (habitrpg.com). It gives me the added encouragement to do the stuff I don't want to do.

  • Um, I had no idea this existed and it is THE COOLEST EVER. I am a sucker for useless internet rewards/points. Thanks for the tip Katie!

  • I love HabitRPG!

  • Thanks for all the tips, everyone! I'm always trying new ways to plan my day. As of recently I have a post-it on my monitor that says: "At beginning of day: What is going to bug me or cause a problem or hold-up, if it's not resolved by end of day?"

  • The Google Chrome extension, Dayboard, is great for focusing on your 5 most important To Do items.

  • I've always centered things on a crm. I've used many. insightly.com has a free version and it's my thing of the moment.

  • I love love http://www.toggl.com I've been using it like crazy for three weeks now.

  • Google calendar with pop-ups let me know when I should be moving on to the next task.

  • In terms of method, I try to go by priorities, not time. (Steven Covey's priority matrix from 7 Habits of Highly Effective People)

  • I use both toggl and google calendar! toggl is amazing for tracking my time no matter how much switching between clients I do in a day and the google pop-ups are key to me not forgetting to do things like pick up my kids from school. :)

  • I've got to keep it old school and make marks by hand! I've tried various computer/phone tools for lists and calendars and none seem to complement my working style and provide adequate satisfaction. I make daily lists, weekly lists, quarterly reviews of & plans for ongoing projects, etc. Sometimes writing them ALL out on a giant piece of scrap cardboard makes me feel like a mad scientist. I feel like the physical act of writing things helps me remember them too.

  • I’ve previously used apps to help with time/task management, but the process of managing those apps notification and work flow systems became cumbersome and added an unnecessary element to my work flow. I now use a basic ‘text edit’ document as this helps me keep the things that I can control simple.

  • I work with an accountability partner and we establish a daily top three things. Most days it works, although some days there are distractions and some days the list is a lot more than three. Thus the benefit of the accountability partner who can call me on it if I waiver, add too much, etc.

  • @Agnes, your cardboard lists sound kind of amazing. I think that using cardboard would combine two of my greatest loves: list making and sharpies. @Deb, I really like the idea of an accountability partner, I've never heard of that before, but it makes a lot of sense. Do you work with them physically or just check in remotely?

  • @Agnes, I was doing the same as far as sriting my tasks by hand but them I found it a lot easier to set my tasks on my mobile phone calendar and add alerts beginning with an alert 2 days before, then 1 day before, 12 hrs before and lastly 3 hrs before :)

  • Writing*

  • I will plan a day with priority works. I can plan for Daily tasks, Meetings, Outings - All Will be Synchronized with Calender. I am Using https://www.agilecrm.com For My Daily Activities.