Today’s Day Planner Tip: Use Your Daily Action List

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Today’s Tip: Use Your Daily Action List

It’s difficult to feel productive when you don’t feel in control. Here’s a great tip for staying on top of your tasks this week.

Try this:

Don’t just make a to-do list, *use* your to-do list. Once you have listed a handful of tasks for work, home, and yourself, you’re only halfway there.

Now, spend a few more minutes doing the following:

  • Prioritize your list by importance (A-B-C) – really think about what matters today!
  • Order your tasks (1-2-3) – choose a sequential routine that fits with your appointment schedule, and fits together similar activities such as errands
  • Follow this plan like you’re following a road map to success

Here’s why:

Lists can lead you astray, because they often just deal with urgent matters of the moment and not what’s good for you in the big picture. That’s why taking time to make choices for your daily priorities, and then acting on these choices is crucial to having a productive day.

Day-Timer Spokesperson Jeff Doubek can be reached at jeff.doubek@daytimer.com

3 thoughts on “Today’s Day Planner Tip: Use Your Daily Action List

  1. Thanks Jeff: So very often we don’t look at the big picture each day before starting the day. Great suggestions. Thanks!1

  2. Thanks for the tip to get the week started off right. I appreciate the motivation and support.

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