Preparation is key. For instance, where are you going to keep your notebook? Certainly not somewhere tucked out of sight or difficult to access. And how will you remind yourself to look at it every day? After all, what’s the point in having a notebook if you never look at it?
Put it somewhere prominent – in the middle of your desk, maybe – and be sure to put it back there after you’ve used it. It’s important to choose a fixed location for your notebook.
Decide, too, when will you review your to-do list – as part of your morning ritual, perhaps, or when you get to work? Fix a time and stick to it.