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Why Planning Your Day Is Important

Do you ever find yourself wondering how your life will be different tomorrow? Well, the answer can be surprising. Many of us have a tendency to assume that our future is going to be full of endless opportunities and new sights to see. But this isn’t always the case. In fact, if you’re not careful, your day-to-day activities can easily become a source of stress for you. This is because many of us operate under the illusion that our days are already packed with things we need to get done. And this assumption becomes even more troubling when we don’t take the time to plan out our day ahead of time. Planning your day helps you streamline your daily schedule so that everything has a purpose from start to finish. Today, we’re going to talk about why planning your day is important, as well as some practical ways that you can incorporate these practices into your daily routine.

What is planning and why is it important?

Planning is a set of activities that help you understand what you need to get done and how long it will take to finish it. Planning also helps you make decisions about how to tackle your to-do’s. It may seem like an unnecessary step, but getting into a routine of planning your day is a good way to keep yourself on track. Planning can also give you the opportunity to set your priorities and identify what’s most important to you. It can also help you stay focused on the right things and avoid multi-tasking.

The Benefits of Planning Your Day

Planning your day can help you stay focused and more productive during your day. When you don’t have a set schedule, you may feel like you’re “in the moment” and can’t focus on anything. Planning your day can help you avoid this feeling of being overwhelmed and keep your head on track. Planning your day also helps you achieve a sense of order. As we know that the brain is attracted to patterns, having a set schedule can help you develop a more organized sense of time so that you know what to expect and when.

Why is it hard to plan your day?

The biggest reason that planning your day is difficult is that you may feel like you don’t have enough time. It’s important to recognize that planning your day does take time and it can be easy to get frustrated if you’re not being productive. It’s important to recognize that every minute of every day is valuable and should be used in the most effective way. So in order to be more effective, you need to be more disciplined. Planning your day can help you stay focused and more productive during the day by giving you a clear sense of the time you have allocated for your tasks.

How to break the routine when you’re trying to be productive

– Set a timer – If you find that you’re constantly trying to remember what you have scheduled, set a timer to remind you.

 – Create a daily planner – A daily planner can be helpful to make sure you have a clear representation of what you have scheduled each day.

 – Schedule social media breaks – Social media can become addictive and it can be easy to stay too long while participating. Make sure to schedule breaks throughout the day to avoid getting sucked into social media all day long.

 – Break tasks down into smaller chunks – It’s important to remember that each task seems overwhelming when you first hear about it. It can be helpful to break down each task into smaller chunks that are more manageable.

 – Worry about the big picture – The biggest misconception about planning your day is that you will feel unproductive if you don’t have enough things on your schedule. However, having a clear schedule allows you to break down all of your activities into smaller chunks that can be more manageable. By breaking each task down into smaller chunks you can begin to see the value in each one.

Resources I recommend to boost productivity 

One quick search would provide an endless list of productivity tools and software that claim to improve efficiency. I have gone through my fair share of them and my top 3 would be: 

  • LeaderX:  Alongside leadership development materials, LeaderX also provides note-taking and To-do list making functions. 
  • Calendly: This is a scheduling tool that automatically blocks out scheduled times on your calendar,  never get double booked again. 
  • Notion: This is a project management and Information organizer software. 

Planning your day can help you stay focused and more productive during your day. It can also help you develop a sense of order, keep track of your time, and stay disciplined when it comes to multitasking. However, planning your day can be challenging when you don’t have a solid schedule that works for you. Therefore, it’s important to find ways to plan your day that works for your lifestyle, schedule, and preferences. It can also be helpful to use a planner or schedule to track your daily tasks so that you have a visual representation of what you need to get done. Planning your day can be beneficial, so make sure to try it out!

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