On my quest for organizing my home business the first thing I did was Identify the Obstacles that interfere with work. After I looked closely at the obstacles, I Identified the Things to be Done on a regular basis. The next step is to organize the things that need to be done.
As you can see here I was using a planner, a few lists that I wrote each day & some other assorted scraps of paper of things I need to remember.
I have tried a multitude of things to organize myself. I have set electronic reminders, I usually just snooze them. I had a program that emailed me, I just deleted the emails. Relying on my memory (and I have an excellent memory) doesn’t work for this type of thing.
I am a visual person, but I also remember things when I say them aloud or when I physically pick up my pen and write. I know that lists have worked for me in the past, but I have to many different lists going right now and need to visually organize so I am not overwhelmed. I know that I procrastinate doing things.
The first thing I did was type up the things I had identified earlier and organize them into daily, weekly and monthly (these are loose categories, because some I do every other day or twice a month). I decided to color code each day and highlight the things I needed to do daily to really appeal to my visual side. This is what my new organization tool looks like, I still use my planner and write in the things that need to be done as needed, but I use my printed sheet to highlight the things I need or want to do that day.
The most important thing I found that works for me is that I can visually see by looking which things I have procrastinated. These are the things highlighted everyday without check marks. Someone hates to pay bills and do laundry.