I’m sharing with you my thoughts on how to plan your day. As you’ll know by now, planning is my favourite hobby. Well, alongside blogging!
I love to plan and to stay as organised as possible and as a busy, working Mum of two, it’s essential. I just wouldn’t get everything done otherwise.
I’d love to hear more about how you stay organised too!
How to Plan your Day
1. Pick your planning tools!
For me, it’s an Erin Condren LifePlanner. What do you like to plan with?
You might prefer a wall planner, a diary or just a plain piece of paper for each day.
Next, grab your favourite pen, your favourite drink and get comfortable. My pen of choice is the Frixion Erasable Gel Pen in Black from Pilot Pens. I love the weight of the 0.5 or 0.7 pen and that I can erase my mistakes or plans that change during the week.
2. Prioritise your plans
I’ve written a whole post on how to prioritise your To Do List.
Essentially, you need to work out which events and tasks need to be completed first or highlighted so that you don’t miss them.
I like to then list them in order of priority from the most urgent or pressing down to the “nice to dos”.
As I work from home, I put all of my tasks together whether they’re for Work, Personal or Family. You might prefer to categorise your plans by type instead.
Those of you who are creative might love to bullet journal instead! I love watching videos on YouTube of bullet journallers to see how they plan too. Do you bullet journal?
3. Set reminders
As much as I love to write all of my plans down, I can get as distracted as the next person.
For super urgent events and tasks, I pop a reminder into my iPhone calendar too. Having an actual alarm that goes off ensures I don’t miss anything very important.
While you’re scheduling, try to schedule in breaks too. I’m so bad at taking breaks in the day, I sit at my desk and before I know it, hours have passed!
Try to remember to take a break every hour, even if just for a few minutes. Walk around, grab a drink, go for a walk, get some fresh air and sunshine.
4. Don’t over schedule
One mistake that many people make is trying to do too much. I’m so guilty of this too.
There are only so many hours in the day. It’s much better to get important things done to a good standard than rush through too many.
This is why prioritising your To Do List is so important.
You’ll get a real sense of achievement by getting through the urgent or tough tasks. Anything that you don’t have time to do can be moved into your daily plans for the next day.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my tips on how to plan your day.
I’d love to know how you plan yours.
What kind of planning system works for you?
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