Have you ever felt at the end of a work day that you didn't accomplish anything? That even though you worked all day long, I've only finished half the things you thought you will?
In this post I'll explain how to plan your day through by building a realistic agenda. By doing so you will be able to control your day, know what you will be able to do (and what not), and allocate sufficient time to do the important and urgent tasks.
Follow These Steps to Build Your Agenda:
- List your task for today – write down a list of tasks you want to accomplish today. The important thing is that you add two more tasks to that list – breaks and unplanned events.
- Allocate time to each task – next to each task, write how long you think it should take or want to work on it today. Next to breaks write 25% of the total time (about ten minutes break for every 50 minutes of work and another one hour for launch. Breaks are essential for productive work – do not skip them). Next to unplanned events write another 10% of the time. The sum of all your tasks and breaks should be equal to a full work day.
- Schedule your day – Write the start time for the first task. Then write the next task and its time and so on. Do not forget to include a break every 1-2 hours. Write the unplanned event as one of the tasks.
That's it. Your daily agenda is ready. Now that you know what you are going to do today and when are you going to do that, you are more likely to achieve the goals you set.
One important thing to remember is that this schedule is dynamic. That means that you can switch between tasks as long as you do not exceed the time allocated to each of them. this is whay you can "plan" an unplaned evnt.
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