Brigitte Werfel February 21, 2021 Planner
Make sure you keep your organizer in a place where you can easily see it and get to it throughout your day. If you are going somewhere take it with you. I keep mine on the dining table. I work nearby so I just go over to it to get back on track. Build it slowly. Rome was not built in a day. Whether you have opted for a pre-made weekly planner, a binder you are filling in with templates or an electronic time management piece work on filling it in a little at a time. Set aside some time each day to prepare a section or a page. Spend no more than 30 minutes a day on it or you may get overwhelmed and tired. If you are working on your cleaning lists build them when you clean a room. That way you will know what cleaning details you will need to list. Do one room at a time.
I have put together a family organizer that helps me keep track of my family`s activities from week to week. This organizer makes it easy to keep track of almost anything. One day I was looking at the ready-made templates that came with my word processing program, and I noticed there were many home-related templates already made up for me to use for my organizer. There was a monthly calendar and a weekly menu planner and grocery shopping list. I made a calendar for every month of the year to write important dates to remember, and printed out enough weekly menu planners to last a month or two.
Take your planner with you to appointments and check with it often. Check your plans for the day the night before, the morning of, in the afternoon. Have a blank notes section in your planner to jot down ideas, goals, notes, and anything you do not have a regular place for. You may find yourself making a section in your organizer for it later. Set aside some time each evening to prepare your details for the next day. Make sure you have your to-do`s listed so you can get right at them first thing. Your organizer will evolve as you become more comfortable with using it to manage your life.
Exercising time management requires--you guessed it--time. It appears a touch of an absurdity, does not it? To develop effective time allocation ability, you need to take more time out of your busy day that already contains more jobs than you have some time to do. But the investment of time used to plan your time will create more time open to you in the future. So if you are already beaten down by your to do list, and you end up making excuses not to do what you know must be done, then you want some incentive. You will be able to find that inducement in the Huge Benefit of resource management.