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To-Do Lists-Organizing Your Work Day or Work Week

By Autumn McClenaghan on Jan 17, 2013

At the end of the work day I take the last 30 minutes to review my to-do list and create one for tomorrow. I ask myself, what did I accomplish today? Did anything change today to affect tomorrow’s priorities? I go back through emails I had flagged throughout the day and review my notes from meetings I attended. What do I need to do to prepare for tomorrow? What do I list at the top? My to-do list along with my email calendar helps me stay focused and on track at work.

I write my to-do list on a large lined post-it note and place it right next to my keyboard and phone. Some of my co-workers use a spiral bound note pad to list out their to-do list. Others use an electronic list or email. What do you do to organize your work day or work week? Whether you have a method that works for you or you are thinking about adding a little more organization into your day, check out “How To Start Your Work Week Off Right” by Andy Robinson. The article recommends coming in 30 minutes early on Monday morning to plan out your entire week. The author also recommends taking time to review your calendar and block out time to work on important projects uninterrupted. Check out the article here http://www.careerealism.com/how-start-work-week/

Whether you are planning for the day or week, work and/or school, it is important to take some time to outline your to-do list tasks, prioritize, and stay on track!

Topics: Career


Author Autumn McClenaghan of Brandman University

Autumn McClenaghan

As the Director of Career Planning and Development at Brandman University, I work with students to help them reach their career goals. I invite you to subscribe and revisit the Brandman Blog to find information and stories about professional development topics such as resume building, job interviews, career planning, social media and more!