Birgit Kuester June 30, 2021 Planner
Take your planner with you to appointments and check with it often. Check your plans for the day the night before, the morning of, in the afternoon. Have a blank notes section in your planner to jot down ideas, goals, notes, and anything you do not have a regular place for. You may find yourself making a section in your organizer for it later. Set aside some time each evening to prepare your details for the next day. Make sure you have your to-do`s listed so you can get right at them first thing. Your organizer will evolve as you become more comfortable with using it to manage your life.
After putting your plan together start with all the main sections, including images and writing. Put each piece in place where they are supposed to be on a presentation and/or do the most important tasks first. If your project requires sequential progression, then make sure to plan for consistency. Remember, completing "most" of the task as quickly and as early as possible is key. Planners always believe they can put finishing touches on their projects at the last minute. This notion of over-confidence has been the ruin of many a great project because of the little things that get overlooked. So, editing your work is probably the second-most important task in executing a project excellently.
So, instead of 5 minutes for planning out your week or day, why not take a bit more quality time to the task? It is so simple to do. All you need is a printable calendar that can be found almost anywhere online. You might find that printing your calendar into a weekly calendar section works best for you. Then make a specific time everyday to sit down and work through your plans, appointments and tasks to do. Ingrain this good habit into your daily activity and you will find it pays dividends for years to come.
Time is the self-proclaiming constant in any project. Resources, schedules, even requirements can change but no one can manipulate time. And, from my own experience I can attest that "rushing against time" never works. Time always wins that race! This is why "planning" is your trump card. Knowing and understanding your plan and everything you have to do at all times will give you the leverage you need to shift gears at any moment. Schedule your various tasks with enough time to comfortably finish each task properly and adequately. Your motto should be to "do it right the first time and forget it."
One of the biggest problems we have with calendars is that we are not disciplined enough to use them correctly. We ignore their benefits, or do not realize how helpful they can be for us. We give a passing glance to the calendar on our way out the door. We need to do a LOT more than this if we are focused on bettering ourselves. Calendars serve a great purpose. They can help you plan out your future and make things happen. Calendars are essentially a miracle tool.
You can as well put some designs in your planner like stickers, always have a pen beside your planner to make it easier for you to check on your planner and list down all your plans. You can also include your long time goals in the first page of your planner for you to be always reminded about the things that you want to achieve in your life or you can as well have some pictures of your inspiration in your planner.