Do you schedule everything?

@breepeace (3027)
Canada
October 1, 2009 5:03pm CST
I'm awful, I'll admit it. I schedule everything from tasks at work, to phone calls to friends. Without my BlackBerry and MS Outlook I know I would be horribly, terribly lost. I drive people insane because my phone is constantly on a timer to remind me of something, or buzzing because I have an appointment, and my work computer chirps at me all day long reminding me of calls I need to make or meetings and teleconferences I need to attend. I sometimes use my dayplanner if I have an important appointment, but I'll still schedule it elsewhere electronically just in case I get sidetracked and forget to flip it open that morning. I'm efficient, I just have a terrible short term memory. Thank goodness for personal organizers! LOL What about you? Can you keep everything straight or do you rely on organization devices?
13 responses
• Philippines
5 Oct 09
as work is routine, i don't find the need to schedule what i do. but there are things that i write down on paper or in my phone to alarm me when the day comes for them to be done. i convince myself that my memory is still "intact" , but i could not rely on it most of the time. there are things that really go off memory bank and i just need to write things .... hmmm, passwords! i need to write them on my phone or somewhere. i use different passwords for each account that i maintain.
@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
5 Oct 09
well i also have routine schedulling,i find it very easy to handle my time with it.i also do not forget things since i have my tendency to forget things.schedule really helps me it organize my days schedule and appointments.but sometimes i never make schedule at the end of the day i forgot to buy that is important ever since i go in the grocery i have a piece of paper.i am somewhat OC type of personality.i like to be organize all the things so that it helps me think and focus on work at home and at work.
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@tvb2009 (237)
• Singapore
3 Oct 09
Haha. I am just like you. I have to set reminders here and there to remind to get things done. Otherwise i will forget, because i have STM too.
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@Craicha (801)
2 Oct 09
yah i do i always do my day for that day and it should be done at the end of the day that nothing to return in the nxt day....i like my things and my work well organized and no using of any devices, coz cant help sometimes that theres a time i forgot, will this time dont need to 4get coz i always wrote down my day plan..
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@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
2 Oct 09
I have a blackberry, but to be honest, I don't schedule everything. I just remember stuff. Things that are farther away i put into my blacnberry, but my daily appointments I don't.
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@kutedarsu (254)
• India
2 Oct 09
If I seem to have a lot on the to-do-list, yes i will probably set a schedule. But then, I haven't made that as a habit. Simply because sometimes one needs to go with the flow. It might be helpful in improving one's memory and prioritize things much better.
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• China
2 Oct 09
Hi, breepeace, I think I am opposite with you. I am not very good at schedule everything at all. Therefore, sometimes I can't finish work on time or arrive someplace on time. I think schedule everything well is a good thing. It can help you to sechedule your time and make the best use of time. So take it easy.
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@bettydeng5 (1709)
• China
2 Oct 09
I often set up the reminder or personal organizers on my cell phone, and I worried that I will forget the close friends or familiers's birthday, the important meeting, so it's nomal, I think so. I often set up the clock alarm on the cell phone, and remind me what thing I need to do, it's my schedule, sometimes, my workmated called a crazy one, but I don't mind that, because schedule is important. so you don't need to worry about yourself, it's nomal, it proves you are a efficient one to do everything, and the things are your under control.
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@eshaan (6193)
• India
2 Oct 09
i am not so...i have to change the decided things many times..as and when time allows me i go on doing things...but one thing i will tell u i manage things even after so much of work...though not planned..i find time to do all my duties...from household things to children's studies and also forex earnings and then small earnings like mylot etc..i dont leave a single minute idle...only in case when i am very tired i relax for few mins...
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@dragon54u (31615)
• United States
2 Oct 09
That would drive me nuts--and it's a very short drive! I have a little application on my desktop called MiniMinder. It's free, of course, and I can put events and appointments in. It reminds me starting however many days before that I choose and then on the day of whatever it is, it's staring at me when I turn on my computer in the morning. That's enough for me!
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@Newpal (154)
• India
1 Oct 09
Very rearly I make schedules for performing my tasks.I also use the reminder in my mobile phone to remind me of the tasks at proper time.I have experienced that making a schedule for performing tasks helps a lot to perform the works in an organised manner.When I plan to do a lot of different activities in a single day I wake up early in the morning and make a proper schedule which helps me a lot.
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@sredith (239)
• United States
1 Oct 09
I generally tend to make a lot of lists, but I wouldn't call them schedules. I do have to write out everything I need to do with my day and can't usually hang on to an idea unless I put it on paper. If I don't do this I'll get panic attacks a lot of the time!
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• Philippines
16 Oct 09
I have organizers but just like you I forget to check on it sometimes. What I did is to put on alarm or reminder on my cellphone to remind me of what I have to do very importantly within a day. This will give me priority of what I needed to finish for in a day. But I do not schedule everything, I only schedule those work load I have to do on my regular job like phoning or request or orders and documents, reports to be submitted , checks to be sign up. On my personal task, I sometimes schedules like my friends date with me for Friday some kind of like that but not all.