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Newbie here with basic question...

Hi everyone...just got the book this weekend and am nearly finished reading it first time through. I have some deadlines to meet today and tomorrow so I cannot begin fully implementing it right away. I am in the frame of mind of getting my thoughts organized, and came up with a couple of questions.

How does one handle mundane tasks that 'should' be done on a given day, but does not really 'HAVE' to be done...for example....laundry. Does this go on the calendar or somewhere else? I don't want to encourage my procrastination by putting it anywhere other than the calendar, but I want to implement the system correctly.

Secondly, I have a time-design day planner but I have never used it to its full benefit. I am still confused when I look at it and I am wondering if I am better off moving to a notebook of some sort for my lists. Does anyone have the time-design system and how has it worked for you?

That's it for now...I am sure I'll have many more questions. I am SO ready to get my life organized!



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