The biggest and most helpful action you can take is to create a single to-do list.
Many people have separate spaces where they keep track of their household chores, school assignments, work needs, and personal goals. But the more places that you store information, the harder it is to access everything at once.
Having one to-do list confers a few distinct advantages. By keeping all your information together, you can create a clear plan for how you’re going to make the most of each day.
It can help to color code different tasks. For repetitive tasks, try using checkmarks to tick off whether you’ve finished your daily work.
Some ideas for different color-coded categories include:
Cleaning and home maintenance tasks
Any errands that need to be run outside the house
Work-related or administrative tasks
Educational assignments and study needs
Family, childcare, and pet care needs
Exercise and physical fitness tasks
Any groups of activities that repeat every day