Weekly Task List
How to Keep Track of Everything At Once
I find that keeping up with everything I have to do in any given week is difficult. Making lists and putting things on a calendar helps, but still it can be hard to juggle the different types of tasks such as work, home, personal stuff, errands, and appointments. You may have even more categories I haven't listed here.
What works for me is to create a weekly list that includes everything I have to do all in one place. I haven't found that putting all of it on my phone or tablet calendar works too well, so I created a table that I can type directly into and use over and over. I have it on my iPad because that's what I use the most, but it can be placed on your desktop or another tablet that has some sort of document app. I have it currently in Pages on the iPad, and in Word on my desktop. Both are printable which can come in handy.
The idea of this list is to put everything on it you need to remember. I make mine quite detailed. I list things I do everyday but sometimes forget, like taking vitamins in the morning. I will sometimes list things in the order I have to do them (from morning til night), or sometimes in categories such as morning, errands, work, personal, kids, etc. I always place bills due on the days I need to pay them. This is helpful because it avoids late payments. If you have automatic payments set up, you wouldn't need this.
I also find it helpful to make a monthly goal list that includes everything I want to accomplish in a month. This list also is often divided into categories such as home, work and personal. I then take the items on this list and place them on the weekly lists so they are just automatically in my sight and I don't have to carry that list in my head all the time. Carrying lists in your head creates real stress. It absorbs a lot of your attention and clutters your mind. Emotionally, it can be overwhelming and make you feel like you're spinning!
I've included a copy of my Weekly Task List in Word so that you can make use of it if you like.