Waking up fresh in the morning, with no worries hovering over you, the atmosphere soothing and relaxing, the din around is calm and will not disturb you. So, this is the best time to organize your day. This hour of the work day is the best time to focus on what you need to accomplish and assess priorities.
A cup of fresh coffee by your side is all that you require to plan out your day.
Make sure that you don’t get distracted in the morning with unimportant activities. Often people are found diving right into their heap of e-mails. But my dear ones, there is a lot more, a number of items that need your attention and priority. So, make a to-do list. You may also update the one you made the previous day but most importantly try to stick to it. However, if there is some urgent need, then re-shuffle your priorities. All you have to do is plan something unique.
Research says, a cup of coffee in the morning acts as a good stimulant. It not only refreshes your mind but also gears it up for all that you have to go through all day long. We have laid down some benefits of morning coffee. Check them here below-
- It is full of Antioxidants
- It decreases the risk of type 2 Diabetes
- It Burns more fat
- It wards Off Depression
- It decreases the risk of Certain Cancers
- It helps Prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia
- It improves Workouts
- It treats migraine headache and most importantly,
- It helps You Stay Focused as well as Alert
So, sit down with that cup in your hand, a notepad to pen down your plan and of course a writing pen. Firstly, you must your morning to-do list. Distinguish between what must be done today and what can be completed tomorrow. Now, you must prioritize accordingly. Determine your peak working time. Thus, plan your schedule accordingly.
Managing your time needs to a ritual. It should not be simply a list or a vague sense of your priorities. It should be an ongoing process you follow no matter what happens, to keep you focused on your priorities all the day long.
Now coming to the point- planning your day. This is simple and require a little bit of your attention and around 15-20 minutes over an eight-hour workday.
Make a plan – Pen it down on paper
Right in the morning, sit down with a blank piece of paper. Now, decide what can turn this day highly successful. What can you really accomplish? Write down those things without over-estimating yourself.
Now, take a calendar and set those things into time slots. Most importantly, place the most important and hardest items at the beginning of the day.
Here is how you can make your day much more satisfying and a great one. Even on a dull and crappy day filled with unexpected bad news, if you have a plan that includes a few bright spots, it will definitely make a big difference.
Jot down appointments and meetings with their start and end times.
Note the goals that you have to accomplish. Prioritize. Make a list like this-
3 – Things I might do if I have some extra time
2 – Things I plan to do today.
1 – Things that are really important and must be done today itself.
Now, circle the one most important thing to do today. This will give you the best chance of making this day a good one.
A plan is simply a reminder. It reminds you of what you thought was important to pay
attention to. It is also a map of opportunities. It helps you focus on things you care about. When you do this, and lose yourself in the process, the time flies and is no more a burden, it always feels great. Undoubtedly, a day with a few moments like this make up a great day!
What is it that makes this list unlike other lists is important:
- First and foremost, you have spent a concentrated time thinking about the entire day and how to make it great.
- Your main emphasis is on crafting a great day rather than getting a lot done.
- It does not contain anything unimportant or that you won’t do today.
- You can set aside anything else, other Do Lists for this day.
- In case circumstances change in a day, you can make adjustments on your Day’s Plan. Be sure you are clear about your priorities.
- The addition of new things that will happen in the future should be on a different list, not on your Day’s Plan.
If you follow this you may have lesser or even no regrets at the end of the day.
Set your phone, watch, computer to ring every hour. Now, as and when it rings, relax, take a glance at list and think if you have done your tasks according to the list up till now. Refocus and recommit to how you will use the next hour. You must schedule your day hour by hour. Don’t let the passing minutes or hours manage you. When you plan out things in the end you have lesser regrets and more satisfaction.
Thus, you will make the best out of your day in this manner.
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