Write down all of the tasks that you need to complete on the checklist. If they’re large tasks, break out the first action step, and write this down with the larger task. (Ideally, tasks or action steps should take no longer than 1-2 hours to complete.)
You can download an event planning checklist template to help you map the steps for your next event. You can even create checklists for each task you’ve broken down. If you’re planning a large gathering, a checklist can help prevent you from becoming overwhelmed. Make sure you download your templates on this page!
You may find it easier to compile several checklists (covering personal, study, and workplace, for example). Try different approaches and use the best for your own situation.
You can use checklists to manage exam preparation, reading lists, travel planning, project steps, personal tasks, professional goals, New Year’s resolutions, and more. Here’s examples of checklists to maximize your productivity.