Procrastination Weekly Challenge #5: Plan Your Day In Advance

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DISCLAIMER: I eventually do get done what needs to get done… most of the time..

However, I generally remember these tasks as I go through my daily routines. I try to store my “to-do list” in the back of my mind, pray that I will remember it, and will try to do it at a  time I deem more appropriate to carry out the task.  Is this the most efficient way to accomplish what needs to be done? Absolutely NOT!

Now imagine I spent this week writing out a schedule for everything that I plan on doing the night before each day. How much time will I save!!! So this week, let’s write up a detailed schedule for everything you need to accomplish. Set reminders to your phone, write sticky notes, do whatever you need to do to help remind you along the way. This week we are going to be efficient with time. Lets not waste a very valuable gift to us; TIME.

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Week #5: PLAN YOUR DAY IN ADVANCE!

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TIPS: Goal Planning

Tip Days are Tuesdays and Thursdays. This month of tips will be devoted to Procrastination.

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Here are tips on how to figure out HOW to accomplish your goal.

TIP #7 - BREAK IT DOWN: Break up your task into small manageable parts.  Too often we avoid tasks because they seem too daunting, too big to overcome.  You are more likely to attack the seemingly easier smaller tasks

TIP #8 – CREATE A SCHEDULE: Set up a “doable” schedule. Try to stick to it. It includes breaking the task into segments. It also includes establishing “allowable rest breaks” into your schedule. For example, break your project for the day into three segments. If you intend to work for seven hours, do it as follows: 2 hours in the morning, 3 hours in the early afternoon, and conclude with 2 hours in the early evening. Allow 2 hour breaks between the segments. During those breaks you can read, exercise, watch TV, go on the computer, whatever. You can do so without guilt because you realize that it is part of your “work schedule”.

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Tip #9 – PLAN FOR PROBLEMS: Allow space on your calendar for emergencies.

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If you missed last week’s few tips, click here.

Wednesdays and Fridays are recipe days! I’ll be posting recipes given to me by my next door neighbor, Chef Chumley. You can read more about him by clicking here. Come back tomorrow for another recipe!

~ Sherri <3

 

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