These days meany people may not understand the importance and benefits of planning their entire day.
Considering the times we are living in. I think its even more imperative to ‘plan’ even when things can seem ‘up in the air’ or ‘uncertain’.
What exactly is planning?
I can only speak from my personal experience and the benefits I’ve noticed from planning out my day.
I’m blessed to be working from home (or where ever I see fit). There are so many advantages of having a ‘job’ that is remote and if you ever thought about doing it, just DO IT! Although that is another post in and of itself.
As an individual who is self-managed and self-employed it can be challenging to get things done because of the ‘freedom’ I have.
I’d arguably say that the most challenging thing about being self-employed is holding yourself accountable and sticking to a schedule.
Think about it. You can wake up at anytime you want (unless a client has a specific time they need a project submitted by you). You can take as much or as little breaks you want and no one is beating you over the head to remind you to ‘do this or do that.”
A year ago I began to create ‘Daily Agenda’s’.
This helped me get a clear view of what I was to expect of myself and gave me a full picture of what I was spending my time on.
I ask myself the following questions when evaluating my self-discipline.
Am I doing ‘money producing’ activities?
Will this contribute to my overall goal?
Will this take longer than 2 hours to complete?
Is this priority 1 or 2?
So, here is a simple ‘formula’ I follow that helps me plan my week based on a day by day schedule.
Title your notepad or email “Agenda, August 2nd, Monday”
Gym class: 8:30am-9:30am
Bizdev (work) 11:00am-5pm
Social media development 5pm-7:00pm
This is just an example of what my life looks like on a weekday. Typically, my schedule fluctuates and my day is usually ‘done’ before 7pm.
When work is slow I use that time to read or do something I enjoy. I like going to the store and buying things for my home if needed or taking care of things that I may have forgotten.
So musers, how do you plan out your day? Do you even plan? why or why not?