I schedule pretty much everything. By "schedule" I mean write it into my day spaces on my planner, whether I actually assign a time to the task or not. I schedule not only appointments but also tasks, errands, recurring events, reminders, household cleaning, and anything else I can write into my day's space.
I need the reminders to stay on task. I've had many a Planner Fail due to too-small daily spaces that didn't allow me to write everything I need to do each day. I don't write things I do every day (for example, I don't write "shower" or "brush teeth" into my schedule) but just about everything else gets written.
There can be a downside to this, however. It's easy for me to feel overwhelmed with my day when I have a million things written into today's space. And by the middle of the week when my weekly pages are written edge to edge, it's hard to see what's going on in there and what I'm supposed to be doing.
In addition to appointments, tasks, and household routines I also use my planner for setting goals and recording progress. I set monthly and weekly goals, and record my monthly and mid-month reviews in my planner to keep track of my progress.
How much do you write in your planner? Do you write in appointments only? Do you track meal planning and household cleaning, but let errands and other tasks happen whenever they happen? Do you keep a task list completely separate from your planner? Do you micro-schedule your work day but let your home time be more free-form?
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