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Planning Your Week (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Aug 12, 2022 10:07 AM
       Planning Your Week (by WMH [NC]) Aug 12, 2022 10:20 AM
       Planning Your Week (by Nicole [PA]) Aug 12, 2022 11:05 AM
       Planning Your Week (by Ken [NY]) Aug 12, 2022 12:03 PM
       Planning Your Week (by MC [PA]) Aug 12, 2022 12:35 PM
       Planning Your Week (by MC [PA]) Aug 12, 2022 12:37 PM
       Planning Your Week (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Aug 12, 2022 1:01 PM
       Planning Your Week (by Hoosier [IN]) Aug 12, 2022 2:00 PM
       Planning Your Week (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Aug 12, 2022 2:21 PM
       Planning Your Week (by S i d [MO]) Aug 12, 2022 2:32 PM
       Planning Your Week (by MC [PA]) Aug 12, 2022 2:58 PM
       Planning Your Week (by 6x6 [TN]) Aug 12, 2022 8:51 PM
       Planning Your Week (by MikeA [TX]) Aug 12, 2022 10:46 PM
       Planning Your Week (by Dee Ann [WI]) Aug 13, 2022 1:37 PM
       Planning Your Week (by Nicole [PA]) Aug 15, 2022 5:30 PM
       Planning Your Week (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Aug 15, 2022 8:32 PM
       Planning Your Week (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Aug 15, 2022 8:32 PM

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Planning Your Week (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Aug 12, 2022 10:07 AM
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How many of you plan your week out? If you do, what tools do you use to keep track of what is going on and where you need to be?

--24.101.xxx.xxx




Planning Your Week (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Aug 12, 2022 10:20 AM
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I use Outlook, he uses Google Calendar to track actual appointments. We copy each other on important ones.

He also keeps a daily timesheet of what he did that day in Google Sheets. That's for his own edification "What did I do yesterday?" but it would be useful for an IRS audit, too, I would think. And it's helpful to search way back if we need to, "When did we install that washer at 123 Main Street?" --50.82.xxx.xxx




Planning Your Week (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Aug 12, 2022 11:05 AM
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I have daily, weekly and long term "to do" lists. Because I'm me, I use "decorative" tablets and notebooks. Smallish paper for the daily list I use. Hot pink or blue notebook paper for the longer lists. I generally rewrite the long term list every month or so. I put important things on it and routine mundane things I may not remember because they are unimportant - such as google this or that. I generally have this with me.

I have a shelf at the end of my hallway by the garage door where I put anything I may need later in the week. When I went to get my real id several months ago I had the paperwork I needed in an envelope for 3 or 4 days on the shelf. Want to return something to a store? The item & receipt are on the shelf. That way, when I am ready to do the chore, I don't have to gather what I need (hence provide a reason to go to the couch or this time of year the back porch rather than getting stuff done).

I use a day planner calendar type book. when I have an exceptionally busy week/month coming up, I print out a monthly calendar that I scribble on. When I have specific appts, I write the phone number on the calendar at the time of the appt. so I don't have to look it up if I need to call - example, the dentist is scheduled 6 months out so I write his number on the calendar. --98.237.xxx.xx




Planning Your Week (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Aug 12, 2022 12:03 PM
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I am old school,I use a yellow legal pad on a clip board and it goes with me n my truck when i leave the house.I keep track of appointments there and write down any notes of what i need to do when i get back to the office --74.77.xx.xx




Planning Your Week (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Aug 12, 2022 12:35 PM
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I write it down on paper in the kitchen. No excuses that someone didn't know. --73.230.xxx.xx




Planning Your Week (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Aug 12, 2022 12:37 PM
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One of us is less tech savvy than a dog. Pretty much refused to join this decade on anything tech. --73.230.xxx.xx




Planning Your Week (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Aug 12, 2022 1:01 PM
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RayRay,

I tried every tech calendar/planner I could find. Did not help me.

Psychologists say things TYPED on screen go into a different part of your brain than handwritten. Typed does not lock into our brain. Handwritten does because it requires more thought.

I went back to my handwritten DayTimer - 2 pager. To Do list on the left, includes phone calls and notes, ALL numbered in sequence. Don't go to #2 until #1 is done.

On the right is the day with times. I list scheduled appointments, court, etc on that side block out those times. D= drive time to the next town over, House number for the property I cam checking (30-40 minutes), Drive time back.

I can also write on the timed page what I did and where. It's great to look and the day and say "Where did the time go?!"

It also has a 2 page wide monthly calendar. I can see things like deadlines approaching, things that need to be checked in a week, an overview of the whole month.

Repairs are all written on a 3 part form. One copy goes up on a bulletin board for all to see. Payment is made when that copy comes down off the board and is done.

Trying to keep all this stuff in one's mind will cause sleepless night.

BRAD --73.103.xxx.xxx




Planning Your Week (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Aug 12, 2022 2:00 PM
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I only have a few units, and many weeks go by when there is no activity...so no I don't plan my week. I do a lot of longer-term planning though, such as when to raise rents, inspections, turnover, key metrics, tax planning, and so on. --99.92.xxx.xxx




Planning Your Week (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Aug 12, 2022 2:21 PM
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--24.101.xxx.xxx




Planning Your Week (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Aug 12, 2022 2:32 PM
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Brad....that's interesting. Hadn't ever heard about that, but it makes some sense that different parts of the brain are involved. I need to look into that in greater depth...maybe I should WRITE myself a note!

Ray, I don't plan out my week per se. One thing that is good about being an 7 to 4 W-2 worker is most of my work day is planned for me. I know it doesn't fit the model of a Type A personality (which I don't think I am, really....), but I prefer to have flexibility and take care of tasks when they best fit, according to priority. And I do try to keep a healthy dose of time unscheduled so I can do last minutes things with family or friends as I desire or work out/exercise, etc.

I've never taken a personality test, but if I were to guess I'm a mixture of all 4, with the dominant one being "C". That's ironic though, given that you'd think a C type would be the most detailed about planning a schedule. I dunno. To me it's more logical to be flexible, but have everything prepared to jump when opportunity comes. --184.4.xx.xx




Planning Your Week (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Aug 12, 2022 2:58 PM
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Let me clarify-my list is my To Do list. Home, business and work-not just LL. I need the visual as well. Just like I need a list at the store. I may deviate, but I need it to start. I get distracted sometimes when I come through the door or spend too much time online. --73.230.xxx.xx




Planning Your Week (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Aug 12, 2022 8:51 PM
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To help me keep track of things or remind me of things, I have been setting alarms on my phone with alarm notes. --73.113.xxx.xxx




Planning Your Week (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Aug 12, 2022 10:46 PM
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If its an appointment it goes on my phone Calender. If its a major remodel then I do a project plan in MS Project. Everything else goes on a task list on my phone --166.216.xxx.xxx




Planning Your Week (by Dee Ann [WI]) Posted on: Aug 13, 2022 1:37 PM
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6X6: Love that idea! It's easy to get off track...the alarms would keep me on that track. Thanks for your idea! --75.11.xx.xx




Planning Your Week (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Aug 15, 2022 5:30 PM
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Ray, my preprinted planner is also in those increments. Some of those time slots should have nap time and happy hour --98.237.xxx.xx




Planning Your Week (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Aug 15, 2022 8:32 PM
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Nicole,

Based on my age, Nap time is happy hour --24.101.xxx.xxx




Planning Your Week (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Aug 15, 2022 8:32 PM
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Nicole,

Based on my age, Nap time is happy hour --24.101.xxx.xxx



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