I live and die by my to do lists. When I was caring for a family member those lists kept me on track with doctor appointments, medicine, and routines. Next to my to do lists, my routines, are what keep me going. And this is how I can write at least 3000 words a day. Because of a routine and to do lists.
I’m a bit of an old fashioned writer, so good old paper and pencil to do lists are by my computer at all times. I can jot down a thought (is there something I want to do tomorrow? Something I’ve been meaning to accomplish?) without changing programs in the computer.
I also utilize the to do app in Windows 10 for my daily to dos (write 3000 words, check the blogging schedule, etc.) as well as weekend and ongoing project to dos.
Together, these to do lists keep me on time and usually productive. Sure, there are days when the pain gets the best of me that I spend more time than I intended on Facebook. My to do lists and good time management also make those days hopefully still rather productive.
My life may seem regimented to some, but knowing when I need to be doing something and to be able to check and see if it’s done, is what keeps me on track and keeps me writing.
I’d love to hear if you have any favorite time management tips and tricks.