Do you have working or daily agenda? Write any tasks or dues?

@caesarin (1091)
Indonesia
May 4, 2009 11:12pm CST
Do you write all your activities and appointments in a book or agenda? I don't mean a diary. Like when you are working you put your meeting schedule and tasks in an agenda. I don't have and trying to write one to be organised. I'm not neat and tidy with such detailed things and really hope I can be one. I think I'm not going to be a secretary because I can imagine how everything's in a mess if I'm a secretary. I need to learn how to be organized, to pick the right style to be organized. To make sections based on what subjects. Are you an organized person? Do you keep track on what you're doing?
16 responses
@rebelmel (1387)
• United States
5 May 09
I try to keep an agenda, but half the time I forget what I plan on doing because I don't make appointments very often. I am hoping soon that I will be able to earn enough money to work from home, then I would be a bit better at remembering appointments, I think anyway.
• United States
5 May 09
Im gonna tell you, I work from home and you still have those chances of forgetting appointments etc, so what I do is write down appointments on a calender near my work station. I hope this helps
@caesarin (1091)
• Indonesia
6 May 09
I work at home too and still forgetting things to be penned down. I think the problem is that we are less motivated to be organized. I once plan to write anything necessary in my calendar but it turns out that I can't put my calendar anywhere on my desk because too many things already on it, fax machine, printer, computer, etc.
@rebelmel (1387)
• United States
6 May 09
Let me just tell you, I don't know why, but everything that I do at home is much more organized than what I do at work. I guess I can relate to everything at home?
@Andy12 (18)
• Indonesia
5 May 09
i am not such of an organized people. but i do like writes a really important thing going on my life, like meeting schedule, movie schedule, birthday date, etc. i think its good to be an organized people because we will not miss anything and do everything in time...
@caesarin (1091)
• Indonesia
5 May 09
Punctual? . . .. Maybe you call yourself not organized but I believe you're already in that group. You just don't realize it. Congratulations! And yes, I also believe that being organized can help us make our live better.
@Andy12 (18)
• Indonesia
5 May 09
totally agree with you, thanks for replying
@caesarin (1091)
• Indonesia
6 May 09
You're welcome
@k1tten (2321)
• United States
5 May 09
I have no way of tracking my daily agenda at all at the moment. I'm paying for it too. I'm in college now and I keep forgetting when projects are due and what tests are when. I keep forgetting other simple things too that would be so much easier to remember if I wrote them down properly. I should probably do that because then I would worry so much. But I am so absentminded I'd probably lose my agenda.
@caesarin (1091)
• Indonesia
5 May 09
The same as me. I always forgot just a simple thing that I won't if I wrote it down in a note. But the problem is I take notes everywhere and I forgot I wrote them on. What a world! I hate myself for being so forgetful. I once read that it happens because we don't prioritize things. But though I try to prioritize, I still forgetting things because I tried so hard to prioritize. It scares me because I'm just 30 and so forgetful. What would it be like when I'm 60? I need to change and taking notes and being organized might help, I think.
@k1tten (2321)
• United States
5 May 09
Yeah, I'm only 21 and can barely remember if I fed the fish today or not.
@caesarin (1091)
• Indonesia
6 May 09
LOL. It happened to me most of the time. I just hold on something and suddenly have to do something else. When I come back I just forgot where did I put that thing on. Just a thought, maybe it's about what we ate that doesn't support our brain memory. LOL
@AlyssaCB (68)
• Canada
5 May 09
I do, I have a Day Planner, and honestly without it I would never get anything done. I write everything in it and Special Events, Birthdays, Weddings, Graduations and dealines are all flagged by a different color so I never have to worry about forgetting anything. Its second nature to me now, at first it was difficult but now i dont even realize it half the time.
@caesarin (1091)
• Indonesia
6 May 09
I hope I can catch you soon. Tried so hard to be like you. But maybe my problem was trying so hard so that I lost my priority.
• Canada
8 Jun 09
well what I did was, when I got my new yearly day planner, I spend about an hour doing all the things that never change year to year birthdays anniversaries etc. then flagged them with a different color matching the catagory. then as i schedualed new events i would just have to place them in. really once you have the birthdays etc. in the timer it should take you no time to update it, when you have a new event.
@betsyhu (207)
• China
5 May 09
It's unacustomed for me to plan advancely. If have a important thing, i will do it first in time,not prolong. Or I turn to be dysphoric..
@caesarin (1091)
• Indonesia
5 May 09
I mostly don't plan anything in advance because there's nothing much to plan anyway. But since I work, either official or unofficially, I need to take notes and made plans in advance.
@betsyhu (207)
• China
5 May 09
Thanks for your reply
@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
9 Jun 09
I don't organize my daily life. I just do it like usual and normal. Only when I have a lot of stuff to do on certain day, then I will write down the stuff I need to do on a paper to remind me what I need to do.
@caesarin (1091)
• Indonesia
9 Jun 09
You're doing better than me. Because I'm very much lazy in taking notes no matter what the occasion is. I tried so hard not to be lazy in taking notes coz I can see how it helps people organize their life. I tried to put everything in my head. Always.
@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
9 Jun 09
I don't organize my daily activities. I just do it like usual and normal. Sometimes, when I have really a lot of stuff to do then I will write my jobs on a paper to remind myself what I need to do.
@caesarin (1091)
• Indonesia
9 Jun 09
That sounds a little bit like me. I did too, sometimes. I don't know why I became so bored with things as soon after I know them. Like when I get too much excited of a 'project' and lose the spirit right after knowing about the project. Then notes become unnecessary. Thanks for sharing.
• India
6 May 09
I put it up on sticky note, only if it's very important, or something I know I will tend to forget. Apart from that I'm very much comfortable remembering things that I have to do without any problem. I used to write down my assignments, but I noticed that I missed them somehow whenever I wrote them down. So I have decided not to write em down. I keep a track of what I'm doing, but it's all mental and nothing is ever written down. I got one snoopy other and another very snooopy sister who always go through my stuff, which make me more careful than others. bourne
@caesarin (1091)
• Indonesia
6 May 09
Thanks. I didn't write stuff too before because I just put them in my mind. But now there are too many things that I should load in my brain that I keep forgetting things. And now I'm working, I don't want to make any mistakes because it I'm responsible purchasing products for export in many details and various designs of products.
• United States
5 May 09
Well I have this agenda calender that I made or myself online, it basically allows me to write down what I need to do it what order, but to be honest things never turn out the way I plan, to be honest I have o be neat and organized because if I don't it puts me in a not so good mood and it makes things fall by the waste side anyway then I will never get anythin accomplished, so my advise is try to be neat and organized as much as possible and at least write down a Things To Do Today List for your self. I hope this helped :-)
@caesarin (1091)
• Indonesia
6 May 09
Thanks for your advise. Every time I tried, the problem is I don't really how and where to start.
@PinkyPosh (226)
• Canada
5 May 09
I love to be an organised person with all the activities penned down and completed one by one... But I follow that only at times.... when I remember that I should be an organised person. Then after three four days, this will vanish.. and I'll be back to pavillion.. Then again, I'll remmeber and again try that...
@caesarin (1091)
• Indonesia
6 May 09
Well, you sounded like me. . . . LOL
@subha12 (18453)
• India
5 May 09
I used to make a list.Now there are so much pressure, it is hard to keep. But I know I should keep a to-do list. it is good way to manage tasks.
@caesarin (1091)
• Indonesia
5 May 09
Yeah, I believe that a to do list will help so much with our daily activities or even our future.
• Philippines
5 May 09
Im not organized but im trying to be one.My bed is always messy,my clothes are messy.They all mixed and I get tired in cleaning them.I tried to be clean but my habit is keeping in the way.Anyways,as of now im making some improvements.I guess it needs some time. BACK TO THE SUBJECT: I like writing schedules on my what to do list but everytime I do that I cant achieved everything.I blame myslef about it of course,I always get distracted whenever I do things.However as of now,im also improving..
@caesarin (1091)
• Indonesia
5 May 09
Well, it's all our problem when we realize the other thing can make a better live for us and we know we're not good at it and we try to make it happen. But everyone unconsciously forgot the lazy part of everyone of us. I think that's what keep tackling us from being improved. Of course, there are outer side of distraction. Keep up the good work.
@Appu333 (18)
• India
5 May 09
Hi, first i want tell about work. Work, work means is that thing without have this human life will be so boring, so poor. The life will be like animal. And whatever we do in life we should make dairy for record. Many few do this thing and who don't write this they don't know how much it is important every human life. So we should write even everybody should. Thank u!
@caesarin (1091)
• Indonesia
5 May 09
Thanks!!!!
• Philippines
5 May 09
Being organized to me is not a prerogative, it is a necessity, I am talking about my priorities like appointments and the like, if I fail or miss one event, I might end with a demotion or worst, lost my job. I am not a secretary either but I am working relatively like that of a secretary. I have a notebook where I have lists of must do's and possible things needed for a certain occasion. The job has allowed me to be organized to certain things even in personal life as well, but I don't hate it when someone is not.
@caesarin (1091)
• Indonesia
5 May 09
I also think that being organized is a necessity. I can see how it makes life easier. I have real model for being organized. But resulting in failure is what I found. Or maybe I'm just too lazy to take notes. Mostly I found my children, distorted me from taking notes or do things. But I don't want to blame them. They are still young. In 2-3 years I believe they won't need much attention like now.
@russso (1701)
• Philippines
5 May 09
Yup, I am organized. I do write down things... what I'll do.. what I need to buy.. I keep a fitness journal wherein I log the activities that I've done for the day and at the same time I also log the food that I have eaten and plan to eat. I usually am the one who organizes trips, parties, and get-togethers. I was trained to be organized and I like it. It keeps me focused and I get things done. But please don't get me wrong. I also like spontaneity. There are just some aspects of my life and things that need to be planned.
@caesarin (1091)
• Indonesia
5 May 09
I wish I could be like you. Maybe I wasn't trained to be organized. I don't like to plan a trip or parties like you do because I don't know where to start. My parents keep everything in their head and they never take notes. Any tips for a starter? Like how to make a good note?
@jalucia (1435)
• United States
5 May 09
Everytime I try it ends up being a failure. Whenever I try to get a system going, it falls by the wayside. I think part of my problem, aside from being a procrastinator, is that I am a bit of a perfectionist, I over analyze things and everything has to make sense to me (pure logic - if it doesn't make sense I have to find a way to make it make sense). None of these things are good for a person who is trying to become organized. So, the advice that I would give you is don't be like me ... don't try to get things perfect, to try too hard, just take easy baby steps that you can build on in the future (or will at least put you in a better situation).
@caesarin (1091)
• Indonesia
5 May 09
Well, I should say that I'm a bit like you but not in that perfectionist kind of a person. I just want everything that I recorded on the paper to be organized. So that when I check it I won't be confused why the hell was I writing these notes. See? I usually came up with failures too. But I really need a quick change. I'm a mother of two little daughters. I'm working for my former boss that needs me to do some reports. And I'm 30. I just really want and need to be someone, a responsible adult. And I believe getting organized is one way that can make me a better life.