You can take the best to-do system and just stuff anything into it as it comes into your mind and think you have a good plan. What you will end up with is a huge mess. It is like putting everything randomly into your wardrobe and expecting to find things easily.

There are a number of steps that I recommend on the following pages for you to take before jumping onto a to-do system.

 
Priorities

Learn about the Eisenhower method for prioritisation. Its power lies in distinguishing urgent from important. It is simple but yet powerful.

Make time

Tips on how to deal with the different types of tasks of the Eisenhower method and how to make more time for important tasks.

Weekly Schedules

It is useful to have a weekly schedule. It is a high-level plan on when you will work on certain types of tasks. This plan can be a blueprint for most weeks.

To-do Systems

Once you have prioritised your tasks and planned your week on a high-level, using a to-do system can help you getting organised better.

 

Daily plans and to-do systems are just the tip of the pyramid of time management planning. Learn about the layers below that constitute its foundation.

 

 

 

Plans & Priorities

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You can take the best to-do system and just stuff anything into it as it comes into your mind and think you have a good plan. What you will end up with is a huge mess. It is like putting everything randomly into your wardrobe and expecting to find things easily.

 

Daily plans and to-do systems are just the tip of the pyramid of time management planning. Learn about the layers below that constitute its foundation.

 
Priorities

Learn about the Eisenhower method for prioritisation. Its power lies in distinguishing urgent from important. It is simple but yet powerful./p>

 

Make time

Tips on how to deal with the different types of tasks of the Eisenhower method and how to make more time for important tasks.

 

Weekly Schedules

It is useful to have a weekly schedule. It is a high-level plan on when you will work on certain types of tasks. This plan can be a blueprint for most weeks.

 

To-do systems

Once you have prioritised your tasks and planned your week on a high-level, using a to-do system can help you getting organised better.