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How do you keep organized?

Classes start for me in ten days and I am determined to be as productive and efficient with time as possible this semster. What tricks or personal tools work for you?

Date: 2009-08-30 03:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Manic Time plus Temptation Blocker, using one browser (I use Firefox) for slack and one (I use Chrome) for work. Also a daily log of what I did each day both as it happens using and then in a wrap-up post in a group journal designed for the task, kept with a few of my friends who want to be similarly productive.

Date: 2009-08-30 02:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow, great tips! I think I'm going to use some of these things for myself! Thanks!

Date: 2009-09-01 03:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank ye kindly, this is excellent advice!

Date: 2009-09-01 01:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, also Remember the Milk to remember tasks, both with the Gmail plugin and with Rainlendar (along with Google calendar) to put my tasks and events on my desktop.


Manic time / RTM for Gmail:

Date: 2009-08-30 02:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I feel lost without a good, old-fashioned paper monthly-daily planner. The ones that are the dimensions of a paperback book are conveniently portable.

Date: 2009-09-01 03:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've been relying on Google Calendar often but you're quite right, it helps to have something to hold.

Date: 2009-08-30 04:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I like my paper day planners. Going out and buying shiny school supplies can also help.

Ten days? That's late. Thought you Southerners were insanely early.

Date: 2009-09-01 03:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
-grin- I love shiny school supplies. One of my lifelong weaknesses has been pencils sharpened for the first time until the tip is as small and precise as possible.

We usually are early. Rutgers has classes starting this week, as do most other colleges and schools. I've a reprieve of seven more days for unknown reasons.


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