We probably all want to be a bit better organized - I know this is something that I struggle with a lot.
Ever since I started this chalkboard organizational system, I've been a lot better at staying on task and prioritizing my life - both long-term and daily.
How it works
2. Place them in a high-traffic area. I keep both of the chalkboards on the wall in my dining room, where I walk by them about 5,000 times per day.
3. On the large chalkboard I write my longer-term, on-going list of things to do: projects to finish, people to get in touch with, ideas to gets started... even home and family-life tasks.
4a. The small chalkboard is refreshed at the beginning of each day. On my small chalkboard, I write the three things I need to get done that day. Those three things are usually the ones with the most urgent deadline, or maybe just the ones that I feel ready to tackle that day.
4b. Things that go on the smaller chalkboard can also just be a smaller piece of a bigger to-do on the larger chalkboard. For example, painting the dining room could be on larger list, but on my smaller list for that day, I might just decide to "put up painter's tape."
5. As I complete the tasks on the daily to-do list, I erase them from the larger board as well, and replace it with something else in life that needs to get done. It can be as big as painting the dining room, or as small as replying to an email.
With this method, I find myself staying on track, and feeling a bit less overwhelmed in general. Knowing that I only have to do those three things each day makes my bigger to-do list a bit more manageable.
So I am curious - do you have a method for your to-do list? How do you keep everything in line?