Are you as stressed out as I am??? I don't think I've been this stressed since freshman year (and we all know how that turned out....). I would be lying if I said that I haven't cried, um, every night for the past week. Between managing emails, blogging every day, having a major Sweet Lemon Magazine deadline, and this little thing called finals... I'm overworked.
I read about this system in some book (but can't for the life of me remember which one) and I decided to give it a try this year.
In addition to a wall of calendars and my agenda and Google calendar, I needed something that I could touch and feel and flip around and lay out in different formations on a desk.
I made each index card into one day. I'm using them to keep track of meetings, class times, phone conferences, due dates, and daily to-dos. It's easy to pull out the stack of cards and see if I have time to schedule a group meeting or not.
And for some reason, having separate cards (as opposed to one spread per week in an agenda) makes me realize how much time I actually have to work on things. Basically, it keeps things in perspective.
A little more close up. You can see that everything highlighted has been done. Super simple!
(Side note: why did I schedule a trip to NYC during finals??? But, I will admit, I have some pretty awesome things going on then!)
Yesterday's card... I'm still working on a few things to check off!!!
I can take the cards and put it in my agenda day by day...
(Like that green blotch??? I had two pens EXPLODE. Green & Purple hands for two days, ladies and gentlemen. Ugh)
or use a binder clip to hold them all together.
It's a really simple, practical, and cheap method.
Thoughts? What system do you use?