My mind is rich and creative. It tends to be scattered and chaotic as well. I need to systematically pour its contents into an organized planning system so my life doesn’t go into chaos too – due to a lack of focus, an absence of structure, or lost information.
I’ve tried innumerable planning systems over the years – physical planners, electronic devices, and online programs. I dropped most of them after a week or two and went back to my haphazard ways.
I finally found a simple planning and task management approach that works for me. Since we all have different personalities and different dimensions of activity, there’s no single appointment book or list manager that will work for everyone.
So as a first step, it’s important to discover what makes a good fit for you when it comes to staying on track with your goals, tasks, appointments, and ideas. These are some of the qualities I require from an organizational system to be effective and enjoyable for me.