Part of this process is to block out time in for the following day to ensure that my MITs (Most Important Tasks) get done. I have been doing this as a simple vertical timeline which I sketch into my notebook each evening as I set up the page ready for the day ahead. This works well for me but lacks a bit of flair.
Then I found Scripton Chronodex and their DIY day planners. Put simply it is a stylised clock face on which to plant your day and your blocks of time.
The website has a number of different, free to use, downloadable templates to try and some very detailed instructions for creating a calendar and todo list notebook.
My favourite way of using the system is to print them onto sticky labels. Then I peel one off each evening, put it on the next blank page in my notebook and then plan away.
I think that you might find it useful to plan ahead and enjoy this interesting visual stimulation along the way.