The Ultimate To-Do List

Anyone who shares advice on organization, effective planning  or time management who does not advocate creating some type of to-do list should be regarded with suspicion. Can we get along without one? Sure, but it just isn’t possible to be as effective or efficient as we can be without one. There are tons of books, blogs and podcasts on the various ways to do this. Too many to review. Just this weekend, I checked out all of the new apps available on the iPhone for creating a To-do list. Even with the plethora of apps and organizational planning tools  and systems out there, the method I prefer to use is what I call TBT–The Big Three– a great strategy for pen and paper or electronic device–which is always  good.

 

No matter which additional system of list-making you choose to employ, you absolutely MUST incorporate this strategy if you would like to take your daily productivity to the next level.

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Planning for the Week–Strategy #3

Happy Tuesday Ladies!

So you’ve got  your events, activities and tasks for the week scheduled and noted on your calendar and  your t0-do list. You’ve got your 5-6 outfits laid out and ready to go. Well, you’re 75% closer to having a less-stressed week. The last step that you have to take to “meet your week like you know it’s coming” is what I am sharing today in strategy #3–Plan and prepare your meals for your week.

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Plan for the Expected–Strategy #2

On Monday, we were discussing meeting the week as though we know it’s coming and planning for the expected. I shared Strategy #1–schedule your events–write down wherever you need to be and whatever you need to do–And then show up or do it! Don’t put it on paper if you aren’t going to honor it. We need to be as vigilant about the commitments we make to ourselves as those we make to others. This simple strategy will help you do the things that you say you will do and remember the things you need to do. It’s also a nifty step that will prepare you for the next strategy.

Strategy #2:  Assemble your wardrobe for the week

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Meet the Week Like You Know It’s Coming

Hey everybody!

I hope you enjoyed your  weekend! Here we are: Happy Monday!(Sorry this wasn’t out earlier today)

We all  know it’s coming every seven days –Monday morning– and we also know that once the week starts it’s hard to sit down to plan anything because we’re usually so caught up in the events and activities of each day that we don’t have time to think. Before we know it, it’s Friday and we’re wondering where the week went along with all the things we wanted to accomplish.

This endless cycle of simply dealing with the events of the day as they come up is like being on a hamster wheel and unless we decide to get off of it, it’s easy to keep running. So, how do we stop the approaching the week like a visitor who we didn’t know it was coming ?

How do we plan for greater efficiency, productivity and success?

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