Now that you have a notebook, the real fun begins. Laying out everything you have to do for the day. Whee!
I’m getting ahead of myself though. First, assign a date to each page of your notebook. None of this saving paper by putting multiple days on one page stuff. One hundred pages equals one hundred days. You don’t know what those one hundred days are going to look like. You could have two or three things to do and have a nearly empty page. Or you might have so many things you have to scribble really tiny in the margins to get all of it written down. In either case, you’ve got a basic limiting factor to help you get started. One page.
All your pages are now dated, good. You started with today right? I would hope so. Turn to that page. We’re going to start our list. First type of task is a simple, one off task. Something you need to do once that day and then it’s over. How about, relacing a shoe? The laces on one of my work boots sorely need to be replaced. So, under the date at the top of the page I would write…
 Relace shoe
There’s a few things going on here. First, that  you see is a checkbox, very similar to those seen on the very first to do list example back in Part 1. Second, you see a verb. A type of word which describes an action. From now on, all to do list objects are required to start with a verb.
If I complete this task throughout the day, I simply put an X through the checkbox I created. I have now relaced my shoe so my list should appear as follows.
[X] Relace shoe
Relatively simple stuff, but these are the basics. Simple is good. Let’s say I need to do the same thing multiple times in one day. How does this system account for that? Let’s take the example of eating. I may eat 3 meals a day like most people, or I may be an athlete and eat 6. We can do both in this to do system. Here’s how I put the 3 meals most people eat in my daily list.
 Eat: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
So, very similar to the simple one item but with a few subtle differences. Firstly, you can see the three boxes on the left. Those three boxes correlate to the three times which eating happens. There’s still a verb at the beginning of the task, in this case, Eat. The three specified instances of eating, breakfast, lunch and dinner, are all after the word Eat and a colon to separate the list.
Now it’s mid afternoon, just before Dinner. What should this entry look like if I have eaten breakfast and lunch? This is a matter of personal preference, but I find it useful to check off the boxes in the same place as the instance appears in the list, like so.
[X][X] Eat: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Again, not terribly complicated, but enough to mull over for a while. Next up, repetitions and times. See ya.