Plan Your Day – Getting Organized PART 3 of 6
Simple hacks to plan your day and feel instantly organized
Planning your day is key in not only getting organized but in staying organized.
When your day is planned you can easily visualize your complete day. You will know if you have room for that impromptu meeting or quick question that is never a “quick question”.
Also, as you accomplish items on your list and check them off, you can actually see what has been achieved and you are better equipped to accomplish more.
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Try to plan your day by using a to-do list and list your tasks in order of priority.
You can find a simple to-do list here if you do not have one. When creating your list, be specific about your tasks.
For example, do not just enter “make phone calls” as an entry. Instead include entries such as “call Mr. Peters regarding documents”.
This will help you actually get more done. Be instantly visualizing the goal of the task and what may be involved.
Leave room for opportunities that might arise by not booking every minute of your day.
Also make sure your list is balanced with family items, devotions, goal planning, fitness and networking time not just “work”.
Keep all of your daily planning items in one area.
Don’t use multiple calendars and day planers. If you keep one in the car, one in the home and one in the office, chances are that items will get overlooked and/or just forgotten about.
Keep all items in one place and rely on one source for all your appointments and scheduling.
At the end of the day, evaluate your list and assess if you need to make changes to your plan.
Use this time to see what was accomplished and start planning the next day’s to-do list.