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Managing Interruptions

How can I make my daily goals with all the interruptions from voice mail and e-mail?

InterruptionsI used to leave the office at the end of the day and wonder, “where did all the time go?” I decided in this journey of getting myself organized I would start writing things down in a spiral notebook and then review my notes at the end of the day during quiet time with a glass of wine. More

To Do Lists

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I seem to be one of the few who has a ‘To Do List’ and can’t remember why I put that item on my list. Better yet, where did I leave that list? Today we will cover the subjects of “To Do Now” and “To Do Later” items. I am learning in my daily walk of reorganizing my habits to put items in priority of their importance. Also to not rely on my memory and to put the list in the same place. When writing it down give a brief explanation along with any promised date or time for completion. Recently I went on a 10-day vacation and because of my new habit of writing things down, we did not leave one item behind that we needed for the trip. I would like to encourage you to go to  www.smead.com for more helpful hints.

First you need to sort the items out by date or time if noted on the item, then by importance of immediate or later – some time in the future! Here is what I have found to be very helpful. More