Size up your week:
How many work hours do you available have in each day?
Home? In other words, what`s the `container` for all you need to get done?
Is each day the same or do you need to figure out a couple of different routines to manage your days?
Size up your time slots:
How big a chunk of time can you afford, where you can focus singularly on something? For busy parents, for caregivers and others, your time slot is shorter than someone with older or no children, for example. This is important, because it directly relates to how you break up a larger issue or project. You need smaller steps to work on, if you have the shorter, smaller chunks of time.
Size up your list: You need two lists, the (usually overwhelming) master list with everything. And the `today` list, with just a few items on it, which are your focus for today only. These are separate lists. Do not try to run your day looking at the master list or you`ll be overwhelmed and spend time organizing the list, but not doing much else.
Size up your day:
Each day at the close of your day, you`ll plan tomorrow.
That`s the key: do it the day before, because in the morning, you`ll be clear on what needs doing and you can hit the ground running.
If you wait for the morning, chances are good you`ll do what you feel like or simply forget what was important.
Size up your tasks:
Many people find it useful to include on their list how long a task will take.
This is useful when you`re interrupted or when you have unexpected extra time.
A quick look at the list gives you your next thing, instead of spending a B= hour organizing your list to find the thing to work on.