To-Dos and Tasks – Maximizing Your Daily Planner

Planning tips

Readers: Here’s a quick tutorial on managing all the tasks you’ve got to do today, and in the future. 

Using your Day-Timer Planner, you’ll find a much more organized life awaits you, if you take a few minutes to set up your task list system.

At one point or another everyone has made a task or to-do list, whether for grocery shopping, homework assignments, or for weekend chores. The task list used in your daily planning will contain all of the commitments, activities and actions that are necessary for you to carry out daily functions, perform your job, and achieve your goals.

Your planner features a two-part task list process:

  • Master Task List: On the backside of each monthly calendar tab you will find an input area for your things to be done in the month ahead. This is considered your Master Task List. Fill out this monthly list with all of the tasks and activities that arise throughout the course of your day. When a task or project occurs in the future, simply flip ahead and enter it into the tab that corresponds to that month.
  • To Be Done Today (Action List): During your daily planning process, consult the list of tasks to be done each month and transfer items onto your daily or weekly Action List that you wish to accomplish. Day-Timer refills offer a dedicated column for your To Be Done Today list. Once you’ve made a practical list of tasks you can accomplish today, or over the next week, prioritize them by urgency using A, B, or C, and then add numbers to indicate the order for doing these tasks.

As new tasks pop-up throughout the course of the meetings, conversations, and thoughts of your day, write them into your Master Task List where they will await assignment for an upcoming day or week. Those tasks that require immediate attention can be written into your daily/weekly To Be Done list.

Managing Your Calendar

Your Day-Timer planner refill offers a comprehensive set of features for your complete scheduling needs in a daily, monthly, and annual planning landscape. Here are the calendar features of your planning system, and how to maximize them for your benefit:

For tips on managing your calendar with your planner refill, head on over to the Day-Timer Knowledge Base.