If you’re running a business (whether from home or otherwise), you likely have a bunch of tasks spinning around at any given time. It may sound obvious, but be sure you take time to write them down. By “write them down”, I’m referring to keeping a list somewhere – whether that be on your PDA, your computer, or elsewhere. Even what might seem like a simple “I’ll do that real quick” item should be written down or you’ll run the risk of forgetting it in the jumble of your mind on a hectic day.
Recording all your tasks ensures that no task will slip through the cracks and it takes the pressure off you to remember so much. One important caveat: You’ll need to check that list on some sort of regular schedule.
Entire volumes are written about the subject of task/project management and the specifics of different approaches vary widely. None that I know of however, recommend that you keep things in your head. So adopt a method of keeping track of your everyday to-do items as well as your projects. And then be ready to commit some time to managing and updating the list. Most important of all, adopt a method of task management that will work for you.