Recent research around productivity and success has clearly indicated that planning is a critical to making the most of one’s day. Just spending 30 minutes can make a huge difference – it give you direction, focus, and the process can calm the nerves.
How can you plan and make each day awesome? Check out these quick tips:
- Start by keeping a “Task Dump” – Keep a list in a notebook of everything you want or need to do. Unloading it all can be very therapeutic, and crossing off completed item is rewarding!
- Set Your MITs (Most Important Tasks) – Decide which 3 items from your “Task Dump” must be competed today and focus just on those.
- Try using a day plan worksheet – Work-Mom Balance offers simple worksheets you can download and print.
- Can’t finish anything? Don’t sweat it! Remember that enjoying your day, your work, and time with family is probably more important than finishing laundry, doing dishes, or sending an email. Just add what you didn’t finish to your plan for tomorrow!
Interested in more help with productivity and success? Check out award-winning author Dr. Travis Bradbury’s LinkedIn feed.