I've been all over the place. I find that I've spent more time trying to figure out what needs to be done instead of actually getting things done. I can't stand it anymore so I came up with this. I don't know if this exists already (I'm sure it does) but I call it a Mind Schedule.
How it works is each colour represents a general theme that you have to work on. For example, I have school, photography, non-profit organization, fitness, social media and relaxing/reading/movie/tv watching on mine. Each of those correspond to their own colour. The purpose of this is to give you a general structure to your entire day. It helps you effectively focus your attention and time on one thing as apposed to trying to juggle so many things at once. You're able to focus on the one thing because everything else already has it's own dedicated time slot. It will be take care of!
I got this idea because just like when you're in school you have a schedule to follow. Your class time is dedicated to following along in the class (or a job). You focus on that one thing. Now just image if you managed to be that productive in all of the other aspects of your life. I know there's thing you want to do for the new year. It just started. Use this to help you and hopefully that helps!
If you think you'll turn into a boring robot by following this keep reading. That's not the case at all.
So, I'm a creative person. I used to make decisions by "going wherever the wind blows" or doing whatever I wanted at the time. It was nice but that fantasy ended quickly. As things kept piling up I realized that I needed structure in order to do the things I want to do and become the person I want to be. When I first made this, I looked at it and it made me feel like I'm getting old. Like the child in me died and got replaced with a boring old man.
A very good friend of mine helped me see that that isn't the case at all. I'm not crazy. I'm not a robot. What I'm doing is something that needs to be done and it's helping me accomplish all things on my to do list. This schedule is just a tool. I'm not losing my freedom. I'm providing myself a way to have much more freedom than I ever had.
Multitasking doesn't work. Make a mind schedule and let me know how it goes!