A great planning method inspired by Erin May Henry
Do this every single week, every single month and every single year to stay on top of things.
The way it goes:
Plan out your week every Sunday (preferred day) in Asana, Trello, Wunderlist, etc. Wherever you like. Break down every single day and the tasks you need to do each day. That way you have a really good overview of what you need to do over the entire week.
The next thing:
Start to plan out time to do all those tasks in a calendar (I like using google calendar)
When the day actually comes write a to-do list (paper form), because it should be easier to check things off in a notebook than switching between multiple apps/programs.
Using your google calendar:
Have different parts of your life color-coded in your google calendar, try to treat it like a business, because you are the boss of your own life, or if you are at the start of a business, plan it with color-coding.
You are going to get through things easier, for example, if you need to call a lot of people on a particular day you can prepare for it and feel less stressed.
Same if you are giving a presentation maybe, preparation is key to success.
You can get in the right state of mind more easily by color-coding.
Another hack or tip would be to use Siri, Cortana, Google, or whatever, to remind you of things, when you are focused on a task and just say: Hey Siri, remind me…” to not lose your focus and not be further distracted and get back to work a.s.a.p.
The last tip would be to have a mid-day, new day:
This one works more for a person working from home, but you can apply it to your day even if you don’t, also works for studying.
Here’s how it goes.
Halfway through the day, shut everything off and tidy up your workspace, as if you are finishing work for the day. Step away from the desk and stretch, work out, have lunch and try to also segment your day into your productive hours- Erin uses the first half to shoot videos and the other half of her workday for doing less face on, like doing work on a computer, or emails or papers, etc.
So if you liked this post, try these tips out, I am already trying them out, and let me know if it works for you or if it doesn’t.
Have a lovely day & stay cozy,