Back to basics with To Do lists
I wrote this post a while back. The content can still be relevant but the information I've linked to may not be available.
Working as a freelancer, it’s sometimes quite easy to feel snowed under with work, invoicing, dealing with clients … and the myriad of tasks that are associated with running your own business.
In an attempt to become better organised, I’ve tried a couple of To Do List applications such as Remember The Milk or a Google Desktop To Do gadget. These are good applications but they never quite worked for me as well as I thought they would.
Now, I have changed back to a piece of paper for my To Do List. I start the list at the beginning of the week and work through it as the week progresses. I have two columns for “Tasks” and for “Invoicing” each containing their own items. I strike through each item as it is completed.
This low tech solution seems to work better for me at the moment. I find that it gives a better sense of achievement at the end of the week than some of the online applications … and it uses up the blank pieces of paper that I have in my printer out tray. It might be a traditional approach but it works for me!