Best Practices For Successful Daily Planning

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  1. Best practices to learn to optimize your daily plan

An hour of planning can save you 10 hours of doing

There are dreamers and there are planners; the planners make their dreams come true

Learning how to plan your day is the best skill you can learn.

Best practices to learn to optimize your daily plan

Write your plan every day

Planning every day helps you track your productivity, you can start by spending 10 minutes a day using google calendar, or you can a free note-taking and app planning like the notion. So

Plan at the same time every day

Planning at the same time each day lets you build a planning habit, you can start by setting an alarm on your phone to remember to plan.

Brainstorm your daily plan

Take the time to reflect on your daily plan, you can make a list of things you want to do and then choose your daily plan according to your goals.

Split your to-do list into personal, professional

Breaking down your to-do list into clear categories allows you to develop more productivity, and it also helps you prioritize your tasks.

Prioritize three tasks a day

Prioritizing your daily tasks, allowing you to plan your tasks appropriately, and increasing your productivity, will help you work smarter, not harder.

Build your to-do list based on your goals

Your goals define your path and building your list of things to do around it will help you prioritize and choose your daily tasks consciously as it will help you stay motivated.

Schedule your daily plan

Scheduling and planning your day allows you to eliminate time wasters and prioritize important tasks which will make you more productive

Celebrate your achievements

Celebrating your accomplishments and progress increases your sense of well-being, builds your self-confidence, motivates you to do more, and will remind you of how successful you are.

Check your calendar the day before

By checking your calendar and going through it the day before, you can block your day according to your important meetings and events.

Use different planning techniques to plan your day

” Either you run the day, or the day runs you”

If you feel you are not productive enough since you can't add more hours to your day, trying various planning techniques might be the optimal solution to upgrade your daily plan

you can try to clarify every single task and add more details so you can avoid procrastination, or you can try the Eisenhower Matric so you can prioritize efficiently, or you can use the deadlines method