In this day and age, the modern adult is swamped with tasks in the form of work and errands. It may be hard to remember things, or to balance out your schedule in a healthy way.
Here are some tips to help you work through your busy schedule to make sure that you get all that you need done for the day.
Create a list of things you need to do and put it in your phone, on the fridge, by your bedside, or any other place where you’ll need to see it in order to reference it. If you’re going about your day and you receive or remember a new task, write it down immediately so that you don’t forget. As you go through the list, cross things off as you complete them, or make important notes next to the tasks that need them. Update your to-do list as often as you can. When you cross off everything off your to-do list, think about if there are any new tasks you need to accomplish.
Use a calendar
We have calendars hanging on our walls and implemented in our phones, so let’s use them! For the calendars hanging on your wall, scribble in events and include the time and location. If you have something due, put a note on the due date and keep a reminder handy. For calendars in your phone, input any important dates. Phones have the ability to remind you of any important events by setting off an alarm. This alarm is super handy for appointments or due dates.
Don’t pack your schedule too tightly
When you look at your schedule and calendar, do not try to fit so many things into one day, week, or month! You don’t want to overwork yourself to the point where you need to be in two places at once. If you’re scheduling two things back-to-back, make sure there is adequate time between the events to account for travel time. If you’re late for one appointment, you’ll most likely be late to the next one you have booked after that. Keep time in mind when creating your schedule, and leave time to give yourself a breather.