Now that you’ve created your master to-do list, you’ll need to break it up into your daily and weekly to-do lists.
I suggest writing all of your daily to-do lists at one time for the entire week. You can make changes to them if you need to, but having them written out will save you time.
Set out seven pieces of paper or to-do list printables and label them Monday through Sunday. You may have specific days of the week that you choose to leave open for family time and that’s ok, just set out the number of lists you need.
Choose the tasks off your list that need to be done on a specific day and add them to the correct daily to-do list. The tasks that don’t have to be done on a certain day will either get added to the daily lists that contain fewer tasks or to your running to do list.
As you add something to your daily to-do lists, you should cross it off of your master to-do list. By the way, your master to-do list will look like a hot mess.
The Daily To-Do List
So you’ve crossed everything off your master list, now what? Now it’s time to add the tasks that might not have made it to your master list. Things like dishes, laundry, emptying the cat litter and grocery shopping should be on your daily to-do list.
A running to do list is kind of like a honey do list. Nothing on this list will be time sensitive. Things, like fix the creaky door hinge or sew a button back on a clothing item, will be on a running to do list.
The theory behind the running to do list is simply to help you remember the things you might easily forget.
Fill out your calendar
This is where you go through your daily to-do lists and use them to fill out your calendar or planner. This process is pretty self-explanatory and simple since your daily to-do list now contains everything that you need to remember.
When filling out my calendar, I use different colored pens. Each category has a color; this makes it easier when you glance at your calendar to see what you have coming up.