I’ve worked at home for a little over 2 years now. I have an interesting combo of blogging and freelance writing. I work for many different individuals and companies so I have to keep things organized or I’ll not make it through the day!
Each day I break up each thing I have to do into a specific task. I keep a notebook by me at all times. I take it with me when i go somewhere so I know exactly what needs to be done.
I make a list of everything I need to blog for that day and everything else I need to write or do. When something is done, I check it off, it’s really that simple but it keeps me right on track. I stay specific in what I need to do. For example, I have several other bloggers that have permission to use my Target deal matchups, so each week after I finish Target I send them the list of deals. On my to-do list I write that I need to send off those deals and who I need to send them to so nothing gets forgotten!
Without my daily to-do notebook, I’m not sure where I’d be! (Off losing my mind probably!) On Sunday night I go and write each day of the week on a separate page. I also write down things I know I need to do and I write down the time if needed. For example, Homestead Hints is posted at 1pm MST every Friday. I need to make sure the post is ready to go before then so it’s on my daily to do list.
This works for things other than blogging. If you have drs appointments, or a certain day you need to remember to bake a cake, or maybe there is a certain day you want to remember for a sale in town…write it on you daily to-do list!
The other nice thing about the daily to-do list is that I can see what needs done for the rest of the week and if I get a chance to check off something early, I can! Then there is no rush on Friday night to finish everything that needed to have been done that week, it’s already done because I had a list to remember it all!
This works very good for those of us that work at home. Many work at home jobs are tasks that we don’t have a set time to be done with, so if you make a list and plan to have it done by a certain time, the task will get done and you don’t have to worry about forgetting it!
Do you have a daily to-do list? Do you stick with it? Do you have another method that works?