I collected various lists that helped me organize my life in the past 18 years and I arranged them in three tables. If this can benifit a single person, then making this website was worth it.
How you can organize your life
If you want to function better, be more productive and goal oriented, you need a clear picture, a complete overview of your life - and the following three tables can help you towards that. By learning more about yourself and your habits you can discard things you don't need and work on things that benefit you.
How can I understand myself better
This table will help you categorize your weaknesses and your strengths, so you can have solid starting points for further personal growth.
- my rational fears: things that would have serious negative cosequences (e.g. injury)
- my unfounded, irational fears / areas I avoid: things that make you uncofortable, but don't present any real danger (e.g. the dark)
- my assumptions: things you assume based on incomplete information and have never verified even though they can be verified (e.g. I don't deserve a raise at work)
- my beliefs / convictions: things that can not possibly be proven or disproven (e.g. existance of aliens)
- my limitations: things that hold you back (e.g. fear of heights, fear of public speaking, fear of taking a risk)
- my weaknesses / areas with lack of experience: what would you like to be better at (e.g. singing)
- my strengths / areas of experience: what you are good at (e.g. dancing)
- my values: what is important to you: List of values.
- my desires / goals: what would you like to achieve in the future (e.g. have your own family)
- activities I enjoy doing: (e.g. relaxing on sunshine)
- tasks I have to do: (e.g. wash the dishes)
My needs and desires
This table will help you sort your needs and desires from the most urgent to the least and plan what to do to achieve them. Keep in mind that something can be important but not so urgent or urgent but not so important. It is already filled with examples, but you should make your own list.
- my needs / desires: what you need and desire in your life - more: Hierarchy of needs.
- what I already have / what I am grateful for: gratitude is important, it gives you perspective
- what I can work towards / my goals / habits to start: what can you do to achieve your needs / desires
- what I should stop doing / habits to stop: are you doing anything that negatively impacts your needs / desires
My tasks and activities
This table will help you organize your tasks and activities and give you a good starting point for better time management.
- category: the three main categories are your body, your mind and what you accomplish with both
- subcategory: some important subcategories are listed and you can add your own
- task / activity
- day of the week
- time of day (from-to)
- satisfied with my progress so far: a score from 0 to 10 for your current satisfaction with the activity
- importance: a score from 0 to 10 for how important the activity is for your well being
- urgency: a score from 0 to 10 for how soon the task need to be done
- priority: importance score multiplied by urgency score - more: Eisenhower Matrix.
- duration: how long will the task / activity take: Always repeat / Finish ASAP / Work on a big project
- date of the last time I worked on this
- number of times I worked on this