effective planning has long become a stable expression and is considered the key to successful work. Chasing every checkmark on the list is unlikely to add concentration, but it won't hurt anyone to schedule the main tasks for a couple of days or a week in advance. Here's how to do it quickly and without panic.
Time management guides recommend scheduling tasks for the week as early as Sunday or even Friday or Saturday. Do not delay with the distribution of cases - and you will not have to meet Monday morning in a bustle.
If you like apps to do everything for you, find a structure that's right for you. There are a lot of planners based on the famous Pomodoro technique, there are serious virtual managers like Wrike. The simpler option is any basic note-taking application.
We do not recommend relying on the phone calendar when scheduling tasks for the whole week: people, as a rule, rarely look there and remember the meeting only when a notification arrives, and very few people are pleased to hear the ringing every half hour.
We remind fans of paper lists about # 365done checklists: you can choose a list for a week for different purposes. The good old diary won't let you down either.
Eisenhower's planning "important - not important, urgent - not urgent" is a rather conventional method: the inability to determine the status of each item of the plan is more likely to infuriate than to speed up its implementation. To get started, just make a list of tasks for the week: write down regular and one-time, household and work tasks separately. Then distribute them by day and, if possible, by time.
Mark special tasks with a different color or symbols (asterisks, exclamation marks, or even emoji): high priority plans, appointments, and so on. You can also mark or make a separate list of things that you delegated to other people.