One constant complaint among my Loyal Readers is that, no matter how nicely written in their planners, their task lists don't get completed.
Some Plannerds use the trick of writing circles to color or squares to check off, on the theory that their OCD will force them to finish.
I've recommended putting tasks right there on the weekly sheets, so you cannot miss them.
Charts sometimes help.
Some people just keep a running list of tasks.
None of us are getting it all done, though. (Are we?!? Those who answer yes, that you are getting everything done, be warned - we know you are LYING LIARS!)
What you need is an additional layer of tactic...get in the mood to do the tasks.
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If pretending you are a famous chef helps you cook dinner, do it!
If Christmas music helps you wrap presents, plug in your speaker and Pandora away.
If wearing an apron and rubber gloves makes you clean, do it. (If wearing a sexy apron makes your spouse clean, even better!)
If paperwork doesn't get done at home, pack it up in a tote, head to your local coffee shop, and fill in forms, balance your checkbook, or do your homework there.
For me, I struggle with cleaning my bedroom and bathroom, because I feel lonely in there. Just asking my husband to hang out (not even to help, but just to chat with me) makes it happen with ease. Having company gets me in the mood to make the area look nice.
Maybe, for you, it's a certain scent (so light a candle) or lighting (so only clean the closets during the day). I know a lot of you only clean when someone is going to visit (or, for bonus points, when Mouse happens).
Gratuitous Mouse Update: Mouse is still with the living. Giftie is still yelling, spontaneously, every time she sees the beta fish swim out of the corner of her eye or finds an elf in her silverware drawer.
There is something that gets you in the mood to do the tasks on your list. So, sure, keep your list up-to-date and reasonably organized in your planner, but pay attention to the cues that help you accomplish tasks with less procrastination and stress. Incorporate those cues into your routine. It will make a difference.
Get in the mood and get it done.