Time is the most valuable asset we have and a lot of times we don’t realize how inefficiently we use it or even waste it. As a result, we take on tasks inefficiently and let the rest of our life fall in between the gaps.
Successful people know how important every minute of their day is and they are able to schedule their time in a strategic way to maximize their efficiency and productivity. You will have no time to procrastinate when you realize how tight your schedule actually is!
That’s why they start their day by scheduling every last minute of it! Some say this takes out the fun in life, but it actually makes life more fun because you don’t have to be worrying about how to make everything fit into your day or week.
First, start off by having everything organised and scheduled in one same place, like a physical planner. It’s no use if you schedule two meetings for the same time in different apps or planners, get one that rules them all and carry it always with you. This way, the information will be not as spread out and you will have a better overview on how busy you are.
Now, remember to keep it real! If you include 1 hour of meditation into it everyday when you are completely aware that you won’t spend that much time meditating, just don’t. You don’t have to prove yourself to anybody. If you want to start meditating for example, be realistic and give yourself 10 minutes a day to start with.
Then, find your method! Some need to write down all the small steps that make their way to the final task, others need to put colors and underline things, while the rest need to be crossing out anything they have already finished. We all have our way of organising ourselves to be effective, so try out a few different methods to find or even create your own.
For better results, include it into your routine early in the morning. I usually do it while waiting for breakfast to be ready. The reason behind this is that you will have a more clear vision of how your day is going to look like, especially if you know you have a lot to do. It will get the worry and anxiety out of your system while you enjoy your morning cup of tea.
And last but not least, don’t panic when things don’t go according to the plan. The better the schedule, the more effective you will be on managing last minute changes that can (and will) happen. It’s easy to get anxious and blocked when things don’t go the way we want them to, but that doesn’t mean the end of the world, you just have to be good at rescheduling as well! And the more unexpected things happen to you, the better you will get. Don’t worry, the universe will always be there to challenge you!