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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.
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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 :)
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.
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