I have a daily folder for ongoing projects and things I do every day, a weekly folder for things I do once a week, each item marked for their day of the week, and also a monthly folder. Every morning I review all folders and pick the "must do today" items, then the "might do". Then I do 'em!
Taking 5-10 minutes in the morning to plan the day really helps!
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I set up a Gmail account that is only for our bills.I keep track of everything there. All my bills go there and are not lost in all my other email. I made folders for each bill and folders for things to pay in the next 15 days and the next 30 days. Once I get confirmation that the bill is paid, I put it in the correct folder. One of the best things I've done to keep on track.
Many people make a "ToDo" list by job time - how long it takes a given task 2 B done, from longest time or shortest time.Some people list things N order as they think of them. I prioritize by what needs 2 B done. A items absolutely have to get done NOW. B items are things that can be done later.
'C' items would be nice to get done - sometime. When A's are done I re-prioritize. Some C items have dropped off. Some new A's may be added. B's have moved to A's or dropped to C's. Always be working on the important tasks in your life and you will be happier. Nit-picky 'C's aren't worth the worry.
Todo lists tend to grow, and grow, and grow, until you finally get disgusted and throw it out and start fresh, and so the cycle repeats. Instead, write down the stuff that you didn't do at the end of the day, and still want to do on a separate page. Now throw the todo list out. Wait a while, or until the next morning. Create a new Todo list, put the things on your mind in today's new list, check yesterdays list to see if any of those items are still worth doing; throw out yesteday's list.
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