Kathleen Nadeau at ADD Resources has posted a good article on organisation and how to use a day planner. This is pretty general article which suitable not only ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) but also general population. It talks about:
- Learn to Have It With You at ALL Times.
- Write EVERYTHING in Your Day Planner.
- Learn the Difference Between a “To-Do” List and a Daily Action Plan
- Learn to Become a Better Time Estimator
- Learn to Plan for Contingencies
- Learn to Resist Impulses and Distractions
- Don’t Overplan
- Don’t Make Your Daily Action Plan a Rigid Taskmaster
- Make Sure Your Daily Action List Is in Line With Your True Goals and Values.
General rule of thumb of planning your day is to plan 65% of your workable time only. This will ensure should any urgent and important tasks appear anytime, you can still able to have 35% time to attend those tasks.
Using a Day Planner as a Life Planner – [ADD Resources]