The previous entry on setting up a Daily Routine still applies. The only significant update is the use of a three-digit number for the prefix.
OneNote serves two main purposes for me – a repository for ‘things’ and a productivity tool. For the latter, a key is setting up a routine. My routine is driven by the tags ‘!Daily’ and the day-of-the-week tags, such as ‘/Monday’.
First thing after firing up my machine, I start OneNote and click the Find Tags menu item. At the top of the Tags Summary is a list of actions I take every morning in order to keep organized. For these particular items, numbers at the front end helps keep them in an order that works best. A sample of these items:
- 010-Set time: Start a Pomodoro timer
- 020-Create Work Journal: A page to track today’s accomplishments
- 030-Clear Inbox: Start the day with a clean inbox
- 040-Review Reminders: See if anything was waiting on today to arrive
- 050-Check all To Do have a When: Give everything a priority or a deadline
The day-of-the-week tags are for activities that do not need to be performed more than once a week, such as:
- Review A/R report in Quickbooks
- Update weekly time entries
- Update Project Status Reports