Tips for scheduling your busy life
our professional’s tips on organizing and managing your schedule
COMBINE YOUR LISTS TOGETHER
Gather all your to-do lists, combine them together, and separate the one list into categories.
On your daily list (paper or electronic), note scheduled events, like appointments, practices, classes, or meetings, at the top of the list.
BUILD IN WEEKLY ROUTINES FOR REPETITIVE TASKS
To eliminate the constant pull of never-ending tasks (like laundry) set aside a recurring, weekly time to address them.
CREATE A SYSTEM FOR THINGS THAT POP UP
Throughout the day, things come up that need to be remembered and added to our to-do lists. To keep track of these things, try designating a spot on your to-do list, or start a new note sheet on your phone.
SEGMENT YOUR DAY
Separate your day into 1-2 hour blocks of uninterrupted time, and try to focus on a particular activity, or task, during the allocated time.
RESIST THE ONGOING PULL OF TECHNOLOGY
Try checking your phone, email, and social media at specific times, for a set amount of time.
TAG ERRANDS ONTO YOUR COMMITMENTS
To optimize your time, try piggybacking errands onto your obligations.
ESTABLISH DAILY ROUTINES
Implement innate, daily routines to address the things you do each an every day, like the dishes and hanging up your car keys.