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If you discover that your days are getting really busy, but you’re still leaving stuff undone, then it’s time to be proactive about planning your day. Here are 5 easy steps to help you stay organized.
Lately, there’s been a lot going on in my life and I find myself struggling to complete tasks. Beign a hands-on mum and an entrepreneur takes a lot from me. So I realized that if I’m to make this thing work and find some sort of balance in my life, I need to go back a day planning method my father taught me. It’s incredibly simple and effective so I thought I’d share it with you.
Day Planning steps
Make a list of your tasks the night before
Have a list of the things you would like to do the next day. This is really just a simple to-do list, only you need to keep it simple. You should not have too many items on the list – not more than 10 if you really want to be effective.
Wake up early
This is really important so that you can spend a few minutes meditating. This centers you and helps to get you in a good frame of mind for the day.
Go through your list
Go through your list and determine which task you need to carry out first. Also go back to your list as you go through the day. This will help you stay focused.
Cross items out once they’re done
It is a wonderful feeling to look through your list and discover that most of the items there have been crossed out. You feel a sense of fulfillment.
Go through your list in the evening
At the end of the day, go through your list. Give yourself a little pat on the back for how well you’ve done. If you were unable to do everything on your list, don’t let it weigh you down. It’s possible there were too many items there in the first place.
Rinse and repeat.
This day planning method has really helped me to become more productive. I hope it works for you too.
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