Here are the steps for your daily review in Remember the Milk:

  1. Check your calendar. Open your calendar, review all scheduled appointments for the day, and glance over today’s strategic calendar. (15 seconds.)
  2. Clear old APPOINTMENT reminders if you have honored them. (15 seconds.)
  3. Go through your Daily Review list. This is your TRO “hotlist.” Follow these instructions. (< 2 minutes.)
  4. If you use optional task reminders, look at them and dismiss them. (15 seconds.)
  5. Validate today’s tasks. Look through your Do Today list, and re-process or reschedule any tasks you really aren’t going to do today. (< 2 minutes.)
  6. Check for 30+ minute tasks/steps. All tasks/steps that may take 30+ minutes should already be budgeted in today’s calendar. If not, add them with tentative appointment times. (1 minute.)
  7. Reality check. Make sure your Do Today list is at least 80% doable today, and make sure your schedule is still realistic, with flexible time between appointments. Reschedule or disenagage if needed. (20 seconds.)
  8. Print your task lists (if needed). Printouts help if you will be away from your computer for the day.