In my review of OmniFocus 2 yesterday I wrote a bit about my morning routine of scrubbing my to-do list and assigning a time for my primary goals:
Every morning, I scrub my to-do list by looking at what’s due today and what’s available to be done in the projects I’m excited about working on today. I start by writing down my “Big Three” tasks I want to get done (these are sometimes important tasks that are due, but they’re often part of the projects I have motivation to keep working on). These “Big Three” are how I’ll define success for my work day, and it’s what gives me the primary direction for what to work on once I sit down at my keyboard.
Right now I’m using a Baron Fig dot grid Confidant, and manually write out my day each day while drinking my coffee. For many years I used to schedule my days like this. But when I began working from home I slowly backed out of the habit. Three weeks ago I picked it back up and have been loving it.
All that to say, David Seah’s ETP daily planning sheet is a pre-designed form that follows the exact same model and layout that I do manually in my Baron Fig. If you set your own schedule, give this a try. You can print out David’s PDF for free, or buy an ETP notebook on Amazon.
Budgeting your time is like budgeting your money: you’ll find that you’re able to do more with less. But you already knew that.