1. Use a calendar and write it down!
A central theme of goal achievement is to plan and track how you are going to get from point A, to where you want to be. What better way to do this than to use a printable calendar? A calendar, written or electronic, allows you to see all of your events quickly and lets you easily schedule new tasks. It helps you understand how you are using your time and prioritize things that are important. You can easily break down tasks into manageable chunks and schedule when you work on these tasks. Calendars also help gauge deadlines that may be approaching and can act as a motivator to not procrastinate on getting things done. Personally, I like using a printable calendar, slapped to the fridge, staring me in the face. That way I can frequently see how I am going to spend my time today, tomorrow, the next day, and next week.
Indeed, you don't have to get fancy to organize your life. Something as simple as a sticky note can do wonders for you. The key in my opinion is to write it down, and make it conveniently visible to you. Use technology to your advantage, or if you prefer, use traditional planning methods