All posts tagged: to do list

How to Schedule Your Tasks with Calendar Blocks by sarah.blog

How to Schedule Your Tasks with Calendar Blocks

As I’ve settled into my work at Automattic as a Happiness Engineer for WordPress.com, which is remote and requires self-discipline and managing my own time well, I’ve tried several different methods of scheduling my tasks and keeping track of my time. I used this method of calendar blocks for several months very successfully. (The past few months I’ve been trying a more digital bullet journal-type method, which I’ll share the details of soon, in case you’re not a calendar person.) Mapping out your day with calendar blocks isn’t anything fancy, but it can definitely get the job done if you’re needing to assign tasks to the hours of your day to stay on top of things. This quote basically explains why it works: “When it comes to task completion the major difference between a calendar and a to-do-list is that the calendar accounts for time. You’re forced to work within the constraints of the 24 hours that you have. Not only that, given that there are only 24 hours it also reduces the paradox of …

To Do in 2017

I’m kicking off 2017 sharing a few things I’m going to do this year. The list will most certainly grow and become much longer over the next twelve months, but these are the things I’m starting it with: Remodel my kitchen. We’re planning it right now and are going to start ordering things soon. We’ll probably start the actual work around late-April. See Hamilton in NYC. I’ve already got the tickets, the flights, and a hotel booked, so now I’m just waiting for when it’s time to go. 😀 Edit my NaNoWriMo novel. I wrote it, so now I’ve got to edit it and finish it up. It’s by far the longest piece I’ve ever finished, so I’ll be sure to share the tips that finally helped me get past what had been stopping me before and make it all the way to the end. Looking forward to polishing it up and maybe letting someone read it. Read more non-fiction. I like to take notes when I read non-fiction so it takes more energy than my very lounge-y fiction-reading style. …

To Do: Master Bedroom & Bathroom

The master bathroom remodel is HAPPENING, and since it’s making the bedroom dusty, it’ll be updated too. (We’re camped out in the guest room for now.) I’ve got plumbing and electrical estimates, a tile plan, and a carpenter ready to help out as needed. I’m going to track things a bit more closely now that big changes will be going on (and since we’ve got a deadline), so I’ve made a list to help me keep things moving… Master Bathroom: Obtain permit from city. Demolish everything! (Almost done!) Install all new plumbing/fixtures. (Got estimate!) Update electrical & add outlets/lights. (Got estimate!) Install sheetrock & paint. Build new shower. Tile shower, walls and floor. (Tile selected!) Replace door, including new hinges & knob. Install new window. (Ordered!) Install vanity with sink & cabinet. (Delivered!) Hang mirror. (Delivered!) Install toilet paper holder. (Delivered!) Hang hooks. Add finishing touches! Master Bedroom: Order new bed. (Piper from Room & Board.) Order new mattress. (Tuft & Needle or Casper?) Install two new windows. (Ordered!) Update electrical, including new outlets by bed. Repair walls, as needed, and paint. …