Using Google Calendar for Daily Tasks

In a previous blog post, I showed you how to use Google Calendar to keep track of important due dates. In this blog post, I demonstrate how to make daily lists for yourself using Google Calendar’s “Tasks” feature.

First, go to the Google calendar you created previously. If you have not yet used Google calendar, please refer to this post.

Along the left-hand side, you will see “My calendars” and under that “Tasks”. Click on today and select “Task” rather than “Event”.


Name the task and make sure you selected the right date.


It will appear with a checkbox that you can check off once the task is completed.



If you are in a class that requires discussion posts, then you will likely be writing such posts at least weekly. As you complete tasks, you can check them off.

An example list could look like this:

  • Do laundry
  • Write blog post
  • Go grocery shopping
  • Read Ch. 5 for PSY 113
  • Make an outline for WRT 104 paper
  • Post in discussion forum for ENG 110

Now, you may think that putting things on your list like “do laundry” or “go grocery shopping” sounds silly. Yet, it can feel very stress-relieving to check things off your list! Just make sure you are checking off the important things for that day too!

If you do not complete a task, make sure to move it to the next day. If you do not accomplish the things on your list, then eventually your list will get very long! So make sure that you are giving yourself things that are manageable to accomplish in a day. Remember, knowing what is manageable for you may take some time, trial and error. Keep it up and you will find a system that works well for you!


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