PERHAPS THE MOST powerful time management tool is a daily list of activities that you create to serve as a blueprint for your day.
All successful time managers think on paper and work from a daily list of activities. Just as a pilot uses a checklist before every takeoff, effective executives take a few minutes to create a “to-do” list before they begin each day.
The best time to make a list is the night before, so your subconscious mind can work on your list while you sleep. When you wake up in the morning, you will often have ideas and insights to help you achieve some of the most important goals on your list.
At the end of each day, the last thing you do should be to plan out the next day. In a study of ...