Get it all done? For a working parent, trying to have a loving marriage, happy friends, enough sleep, making efforts to look good and eat healthy, regularly upgrading their knowledge AND running a successful business, is it even possible? Yes, it is. And, no, your sanity doesn't have to go down the drain. The way you plan your time is crucial to how much you'll get done. What I'm going to share with you in this blog post is actually very simple, but its effect will make you think it's some sort of witchcraft to multiply the hours in a day. Well, I guess magic spells are not so irrelevant in the month of October 🎃.
Get a Planner
I don't know about you, but digital planners just don't work for me. At least not when it comes to listing my daily tasks. I carry my book planner everywhere with me. Even to the gym! But I learned the hard way.
You see, I was one of those people who think they can remember all the stuff that needs to be done. Newsflash, I was wrong. the laundry basket with the clean and dry clothes sat in the utility room for a whole week and I was wondering why no one in the house has nothing to wear. It took me one dead fish to realise I'd forgotten to clean the tank on time. The final nail in the coffin of my disorganisation was forgetting to follow up on an enquiry which cost me a big project. Since then every single task I have for the day goes in my book planner, no matter how minor or significant it is. I strongly suggest you do the same. It's the same with goals. If you put them down on paper you are 3-5 times more likely to accomplish them. There's special power in the writing memory of your hand.
Split Your Work in Different Categories
Listing your tasks is not enough to follow them through within any given time frame. You have to separate everything you need to do into different categories. Here's how it goes:
1. Personal development
- taking an online course
- finding a mentor/ speaking to your mentor