Choosing a Time Management System

The calendar or planner you choose is an important part of your time management system.

Paper vs. Electronic

The Productivity Pro has great information to compare the advantages and disadvantages of each method. You can read the article “Paper vs Electronic” here. Personally, I like a combination of the two methods. She also talks about the HUG criteria for time management systems.

Whatever you choose should be:

  • Flexible-Easy to update
  • Portable-Large enough to hold all your information, yet small enough you won’t mind carrying it around.
  • Comfortable-attractive forms or screens
  • Customizable-make it work for your needs

Further Reading

Possible sections to include:

  • Calendar
  • Master list
  • to-do list
  • goals
  • work duties
  • repeating tasks
  • projects
  • ideas
  • important dates/gift ideas
  • notes
  • telephone/address
  • information
  • shopping list
  • books to read
  • movies to watch
  • checklists

More section ideas from:

See how I manage my Calendar, To-Do List, and Weekly Review with a combination of Android Apps and paper.


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