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Archive for February 2009

For a while now I’ve been using a modified version of simplemom’s Daily Docket to help me manage my schedule. Working part-time from home makes me feel scattered, and my Hour by Hour plan helps me set realistic expectations for my day and my week.

Each day I schedule time in my Hour by Hour to Take Stock. I pull out my Docket, review what I’ve planned for the day, then take stock of what I’ve accomplished and what still needs to be done. Checking in like this gives me a much-needed rest from the computer (or housework, or laundry, etc) and allows me to re-think my plans – if necessary – or give myself a big pat on the back for sticking to my knitting and being productive.

I’ve discovered that if I don’t pause and review, the day is gone before I know it and I’m frustrated that I didn’t accomplish what I had set out to do.

How do you stay on track as your day unfolds?