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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Planner Hack: The Sticky Dashboard Docket

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Lately I've been posting about different ways to make your daily docket. A daily docket is just your plan for today. 

(Scroll down on the right for many older posts about daily planning.) 

Last night, when I made my computer docket, I realized that, due to a doctor's appointment, I'd be away from the house all day. Some time would be spent at the computer and at home, so computer and home tasks (like sharing my blog or taking down my Christmas decorations) were put on my computer daily docket.

(Raise your hand if your Christmas decorations are still up after Epiphany. Bonus points if you raised your hand just to make me feel better!)

So today, I'm trying something a little different. 

In addition to my e-daily docket (made in OneNote 2013) for those working mainly on computers like my Microsoft Surface Pro 3 , I am making a more portable docket for myself, limited to stuff that I need to take care of away from home or my computer.

I added a sticky note page to my dashboard and am using it as a dashboard docket for the day.

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I'm loving this hack.

TIP: Once your daily dockets are made, mark that in big letters or highlighter on your normal planning spread, so that you only use your docket, and not your planner, for anything that pops up today. (Of course, things that pop up for next week go in your planner as usual.)

My sticky note dashboard daily docket contains:

Left Column

*today's day and date
*a brief schedule
*a list of tasks

Right Column

*notes about schedule/tasks
*a prep list of things that needed to leave the house

TIP: Make a prep list in your planner or on your computer and use it to build your daily prep list. (This is especially useful if you carry different things daily, like I do, or have a small child.)

My favorite parts? 

Whatever doesn't get done is just stuck on my keyboard to complete at home and I only have to look at my dashboard instead of opening my whole planner.

Where are you doing your daily dockets? Is it working for you?



KariP said...

My hand is up...actually both hands. The boxes will be too heavy for me to lift. That's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it. I have taken down the wreaths. That task was in my planner. The rest are scheduled for Saturday. Might need a Docket for that job.

yezenia said...

I just took down my tree and wreath on Wednesday night. Still have everything littered around my living room though.