I liked the idea of Stephen’s week calendar where you can see a week on one page and thought a similar approach would work for my home tasks. The first version of my home planner included an area for repeating tasks , however now that I have a RollaBind organiser I have introduced another way to deal with repeating tasks , reducing the space I need on my home planner, meaning I could reduce the size of the form from A4 to A5.
The form has four areas:
Same week urgent
As I am planning one week at a time, it is possible that tasks will arise that need to be completed in the week so I add these to the Same Week Urgent box. Any other tasks that arise during the week I add to my task list where they will be reviewed the following week.
Without this reminder I might have a tendency to select the tasks I want to do rather than the ones that I ‘should’ be doing. As my home task list is kept in Excel I use filters to help identify the tasks to
Weekly Review Checklist
To encourage me to complete my weekly review, each component is included on the week planner to act as a reminder and so I can cross them off when I complete them.
So far I have found this system works well for the time I have available to plan my tasks at home, but I plan to review it when I have identified my goals so it supplies the framework to ensure I keep moving to where I what to go.
Do you use the same or different organisation systems at work and home?