Here’s a secret to having a more productive week:
Spend 30 minutes Sunday afternoon or evening, or even early Monday morning, planning your week.
I know that sounds overly simplistic, but it can actually be quite powerful.
Give everything you have to do this week an estimated time and then place it on your calendar.
Make sure you allot time for recreation, exercise and family. Even schedule some time to read and/or dream.
Then try, as hard as you can, to work the plan. When interruptions come in your week, unless they are true emergencies, you have a valid reason to say no.
I don’t do this every week, but I try to especially do this on busy weeks, when the demand on my time is more than I feel I can accomplish, or just when I really want to be most productive.
Let me know how it goes.
And don’t tell anyone – it will be our little secret!
In my next post I will share a more detailed listing of how I do this.