Plan Your Day The Night Before
Planning your day the night before makes it far more likely you’ll accomplish what you want to get done.
There isn’t a night that I don’t sit down and plan for the next day.
For me a to-do list and physical calendar work best but, other’s prefer to use apps or notes on their phone. I honestly don’t think it matters, just pick the one that works best for you and commit to sitting down and planning.
Have you ever noticed that when you don’t plan for what you need to do on a given day you get nothing done?
You can waste hours being “busy” but, really not accomplish anything productive at all. Because of that, there’s a big difference in busy and productive.
Focus on being productive instead of busy. ~ Tim Ferriss
Plan your day the night before and you’ll be amazed at how much it increases your productivity. You will also get more accomplished in less time.
You’ll be focused on the task at hand and avoid being distracted by pings, rings, and notifications.
How you start your morning sets the tone for the rest of the day. It’s all part of a positive mindset and controlling your time.
When you already know exactly what you need to get done you start your day focused and task oriented. Those tasks are what you wrote down the night before and should be the most important items you need to accomplish.
Don’t just write a task for the sake of being able to cross it out or mark it as completed.
List tasks that are productive, add value and accomplish what you really need to get done.
Conquer the task you least want to do first thing in the day. That way it’s knocked out of the way and you can move on to something else.
Procrastination is not your friend when it comes to productivity!
90% of my mornings look like this. It’s not 100% because if I have a client that needs to meet in the morning they come first.
Often times if I have a morning appointment I get up even earlier just so that I’m able to knock out my tasks before I ever leave the house.
- Write down 3 things I’m grateful for
- Let my dogs out and feed them
- Respond to emails
- Social Media
- Breakfast / Shower
Do you have a morning routine that you love? Please share it below, I’d love to read about it.
The Miracle Morning – a great read for anyone who is trying to get a morning routine setup.
Weekly and Monthly Planner – call me old school but, I do best when I write things down. This planner keeps me organized year after year.