The benefits of a to-do list
When you are busy and have a number of responsibilities, it is very easy to forget things.
The easiest way to stay organized week by week is to create daily activities lists, that allow you
- to view all of your responsibilities side by side, and
- separate work, home and school committments,
- make tasks easier to remember and feel less overwhelmed.
Example: Daily activities list for a student who works part time and has a child.
|School||Home||Work||Calls and emails|
|Start history research paper||Start Timmy's science fair project||Order printer cartredges ASAP||Email lab partners about study group|
|Read chapters 2-5||Hem Timmy's soccer uniform before Saturday's game||Retype Monday's meeting minutes||Email boss about|
|Finish chemistry worksheet||Call dentist about Timmy's appointment|
|Call dog groomer to reschedule appointment|
|Additional notes: ***make photocopies of Wednesday's lab for classmate who was absent|
|Don't forget to buy a gift for the birthday party Timmy is going to next weekend!!!|
|Take dog to the groomer Tuesday!|
You can use the daily activities list to create a task-specific to-do list.