Stick dates to your important tasks to ensure they get done

Want to know my secret to never missing events, appointments, payments, birthdays, and other important dates?

I put them all in my calendar.

It's really as simple as that.

As soon as I RSVP to events or make an appointment, I add it to the calendar on my computer and to my planner. Payment reminders are part of my simple and carefully planned method to manage my credit cards.

Birthdays are always a recurring event in my calendar, and I add those special dates to my planner as soon as I get a new planner or make a new friend with a birthday I want to remember.

I don't miss due dates, birthdays, or events. Sticking dates to important events in my life keeps me on track and accountable.


I'm not the only one who stays organized with the calendarizing method.

Nick Douglas over at Lifehacker published an article (Turn Your To-Do List Into a To-Do Calendar) on the topic, and he had a few great things to say about turning your to-dos into to-dones (just the way we like it here at Riddles of Life).

One of my favorite lines from the Lifehacker article is this:

"...only calendarize items that have a deadline. If you add too many, or leave the dates too vague, you’ll start ignoring them, and your to-do calendar will become mere mental clutter."

— Nick Douglas, Turn Your To-Do List Into a To-Do Calendar

Get organized once, and you can stay organized forever.

Gather those important dates and create your own streamlined, personalized system.

Add events as they come up in your schedule. When possible, use recurring dates to your benefit.

Do the work now so you don't have to stress about it later.

Never miss another big day again.


  1. Raya on October 10, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    I love Asana. It’s very helpful for tracking to-do tasks!

    • Hannah on October 13, 2017 at 10:13 am

      That’s a great tip, Raya! Thank you for sharing!

      I have heard of Asana before, but I haven’t actually used it myself. I’ll have to give it a try sometime!

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