For you to begin carrying on with a productive and organized life you should arrange your weeks and days around what is vital and important to you. You may feel like you aren’t completing anything, and the end of your schedule appears to be incomprehensible. With a specific end goal in mind.. it’s critical to remain concentrated on the task at hand! I have found that it’s easier to focus on what I am doing at the moment instead of the whole days to do list… or even worse the week! When you’re on the grind, be on the grind. In other words leave work at work and when you’re at home, be at home.
“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”
― H. Jackson Brown Jr.
I feel like this quote fits this post perfectly. I have found myself too many times complaining and feeling so frustrated about the hours in a day. Of course, there’s always 24 hours… but I’m referring to those PRODUCTIVE hours within a day. They range from maybe 1-4 hours a day. Those hours where you stick to your to-do list and actually get things done! If I want to accomplish that huge list of things I want in my life, I have to work really hard in a truly organized fashion. In fact, having a process to organize your life into a more productive week can be a GAME CHANGER.
Here are just five ways to organize for your next productive week!
- Create Monthly Goals
- Make a To-Do List For Each Goal
- Schedule Your To-Do’s
- Plan Your Week
Create Monthly Goals
For a few people, month to month objectives are excessively upsetting. It keeps them from feeling good about their goal. I get that. For a very long time, I was the same way. A way to overcome this is to make sure you pick an inspiring goal. Maybe it’s to lose 5 pounds or maybe it’s to save time by becoming organized? Any goal needs to be something that makes you excited when you think about achieving it.
Why do you need it? What will you be able to accomplish once you have it? In case you’re not by any stretch of the imagination amped up for what you can do with that goal, then you’re basically not going to be persuaded to accomplish it.
Next, since you have your goal, how do you try and reach it? The most important thing you’ll want to do is to visualize yourself having achieved your goal at the end of the month.Either way, let that be your goal representation, which makes you feel good every time you think about it. Try and do this at least once per day. I like to do it first thing in the morning when I am sippin’ on my coffee. Concentrate on your visualization and coordinate it with the feeling of having accomplished your goal. Feel it as if you’ve already met it! Be that as it may, you will encounter resistance. In the event that there weren’t resistance, you’d have your goal as of now.. right?
Remember that this resistance is just telling you that you have some inner blockages to your goal. It’s not the Universe saying “no” to your goal. It’s really you saying “no” to your goal. Once the resistance is released, your goal can be met. In this way, don’t give your resistance a chance to hold control over you!
Make To-Do List For Each Goal
You can be fruitful without arranging your days… however you should work a lot longer and harder. The reason? When you don’t arrange your days, you wind up working for other people – not only for yourself.
When it comes to my monthly goal “to-do list” I look forward to actually completing my list! Make sure to check things off as you go. You will find that not only will each check mark be a step closer to achieving your goal but you will get an incredible sense of satisfaction every time you check something off.
Schedule Your To-Do’s
For each of your goals, there’s a next stride, or an initial step in case you’re simply beginning. In the event that you need to run a marathon, there are particular preparing runs you should do to get ready. In the event that I need to run 15 miles, I have to work my way up from the longest run I’ve done in the last couple weeks, which is not even close to half of 15 miles. So my next step may be like a 5-8 mile run. Whatever your next stride or initial step is, it needs to be specific and concrete!
Once you’ve decided what your first step or next step is for a particular goal, it should be fairly simple to figure out how much time you need to accomplish that step. At that point compose that due date in your calendar. You can even input it straight into your phone. Figure out the soonest date you can accomplish this step. Keep going until you have a specific action you’ll take toward each of your goals, and a date on the calendar by which that action will be completed.
Plan Your Week
When you have your day planned out well, you never have to ask yourself: “what should I work on next?” You can just refer to your calendar and move straight onto whats next on your to-do list. Always, always try and plan your week starting on Sundays.
– It offers you the chance to think about your long-term goals and the way you can accomplish them during the week;
– You can block your calendar in order to have the needed time for your activities.
Some steps to plan your week:
1. Analyze your personal, family, and career goals
2. Starting from this, schedule activities related to the goals, and doable during the week ahead. Don’t forget to plan your free time and extra activities!
Your calendar is flexible so don’t worry if other things pop up. You should have enough room in your day to move things around as needed. By the end of the week or month, you can look back at your calendar to see what you’ve achieved. It’s extremely rewarding to look back at everything you’ve accomplished and this brings around a greater sense of personal productivity.