Planning our personal lives is always helpful, but what about planning in the workplace? I have found that creating a monthly, weekly and daily work plan has helped me remain focused and more productive. So let’s jump into how to make a daily work plan that will work for you!
CREATE A LIST OF CONSISTENT TASKS
I started to do this to get me back on track each day and it’s been a gem! The very first thing I do is create a list of consistent tasks that I know always happen monthly, weekly and daily. This has helped me a ton because let’s face it, things always come up! We rarely have a consistent day without any “new” tasks. Having this list will help you with staying on top of consistent tasks you must do. Avoiding getting thrown off and distracted by the changes.
A system that has been working well for me is selecting the “Top 3” tasks I must complete that day. List them in order of priority and get to work. This drives your day and keeps you accountable. All while helping with your overall plan for the day.
Once you have your top three tasks, break it down even further. List out all the tasks you will need to do in order to achieve your “Top 3”. Next, you can list all other daily tasks that are consistent. You can also break up all your tasks into a “must do” category and a “should do” category. That way, you know where all your attention needs to be and avoid wasting time.
Need help creating an action plan? Learn more about that here!
FREE DAILY WORKLIST TEMPLATE
If you want to give this system a try, I’ve created a daily sheet that follows the system described above. There are two versions. One for those who prefer an hourly schedule and those who do not. If you’d like to try this printable out, sign up below!
Now that you’ve got all your goals set and written down on my handy goal setting sheet (you can get that here), what shall you do? Well, if you read my post on setting goals, you know that you need to now put those goals into action. Let’s do this before our motivation begins to dwindle down and our goals get further and further away from us. Here is how to create an action plan to achieve goals.
The new year is approaching and you’re pumped! You are ready for a new beginning and you’ve got some changes you want to make. You’ve got goals! But how will you achieve them? What’s your plan? For starters, you need to get it all down on paper. It is a proven fact that when people write things down, they are more likely to work toward execution. So let’s talk about how to set your goals and how to achieve some clarity for the new year.
HOW TO SET YOUR GOALS
Setting goals can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. We want to do so much but we think to ourselves, we only have a year. And you are right, we have a year. So you don’t want to add any unrealistic goals to your plan. What has worked for me in the more recent years, is getting these goals on paper. It helps to have a visual of what you want to accomplish and can evaluate how realistic these goals are.
So, guys! I’ve got an update and another free printable of my new daily morning routine checklist.
If you’ve been following along on my Instagram, or here, you’ve seen that I started a new morning routine on this week. I am here to report it went quite well and I’m loving the results so far.
I won’t’ lie, it was a bit of a struggle getting up at 5:00 a.m. when my husband gets up for work. But doing it with someone does help! I did pop out the bed at 5:00 a.m. It took a little while to get up but what matters is, I did! I was dressed and showered before 7:00 a.m. each day. Which was great since my little one wakes up between 7:30 – 8:00 a.m. It also knew I needed to track it, instead of tracking it in my planner I posted it to my Insta-story. This was for accountability purposes. I knew if I shared it with everyone, it would push me even harder to get it done and it worked!
Need tips on how to plan a good morning routine? Check out my last post!
WHAT WORKED & WHAT DIDN’T.
Monthly subscription boxes are the jam right now. I recently became a part of The Stationary Muse PR Team and thought I should do a quick unboxing video on the Live. Love. Inspire. monthly planner subscription box. All I can say is, I’m thoroughly impressed!
WHAT’S IN THE SUBSCRIPTION BOX?
A Lifestyle Item: This varies with each box. The September box I reviewed came with a personalized Tote Bag. Prior boxes have included T-shirts, pencil pouches, etc. The tote bag is durable and I really liked seeing my initial on it. 🙂
Stationary Item: My box included a full notebook pictured below. This item is a handmade item and I loved the quality of the notebook and the adorable message that went with The Pampered Planner theme of the box.