How often do we try different systems to manage tasks, track appointments, or just write down a note or two? And how many times have we discovered that one is more complicated than the last one we tried? Then there’s the agonizing effort we are too often unsuccessful with at making it a habit.

Don’t worry. I struggle with the same thing. But I make it work. How? Keep it simple.

Many of the systems are great for those who want to capture a lot of data or need to go back for meeting notes or are focused on tracking how much time they spent on each task. Most of us aren’t.

If all you want is a simple system that you can easily make a habit of without all the mental gymnastics then this is exactly what you’re looking for!

One sheet for one day and three (okay, four) simple steps.

Once you’ve downloaded the planner print a copy and follow the steps below:

  1. Write down your appointments and miscellaneous things you want to do.
  2. Fold the planner so that it fits in your pocket or wallet. You can also pin it to the fridge, tape it to the door, or keep it on your desk.
  3. Check often.

You might be thinking the “check often” step will be the challenge. If it’s in your wallet you’ll see it every time you open it to pay for the bus or purchase a coffee or get a bite to eat. If it’s in your pocket you’ll feel it every time you reach in for keys or change.

If you post it somewhere make sure that the location is one you pass often or look at often, like your desk.

AND you can write that quick note or phone number (with the name and meeting context) on the back.

Download the BEST Plan For Today now and let us know how it worked for you.

Gloria's career as an independent nonprofit consultant, trainer, and writer spans over 30 years giving her lots to talk about. She has a deep passion for sustainability, both environmentally and organizationally. Enjoy her perspectives on community, development, and tales from her virtual world travels.

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