Do you have a daily plan?

I didn’t always have a daily plan for my day. My approach used to be “oh it’ll get done” – the problem was I didn’t have a plan for effectively achieving my objectives. Consequently, I wasted time – lots of it.

“I didn’t have a plan.”

I started planning my days a couple of years ago after listening to podcasts by Terri Savelle Foy. Terri encouraged listeners to plan their weeks. I started, but I wasn’t consistent. However, I noticed that whenever I planned my days, I had clarity and, a sense of purpose.


On the other hand, when I didn’t plan my day, I wasted time, with nothing much to show for it. I had no one to blame but myself. I had not planned my day, so I had wasted my day — a sober thought.

“All change.”

Last summer, my daughter bought me a cute little pink clipboard, and pad with the words, ‘take note.’ I don’t know why but, this gift helped me commit to planning my days consistently. Sometimes I plan up to a week in advance and, I’m reaping the benefits.

“The icing on the cake!”

  • I often complete tasks quicker and, with greater ease than I thought I would (always a pleasant surprise)
  • Checking off finished items is very satisfying – especially the ones I didn’t want to do in the first place
  • I take daily steps towards overall goals aka baby steps:)
  • I think more transparently, and my overall health and wellbeing are improved

“…complete tasks quicker and with greater ease.”

Whether it’s studying for an exam, writing a report or decluttering your house, break down the tasks step by step into your daily plan. As you complete a task, check it off and, experience the satisfaction of achieving that task and keep going until you have completed what you set out to do. 

Be adaptable

I understand that sometimes our days can be interrupted sending us off track. For example, I intended to finish writing this blog yesterday, but I didn’t, so I’m up early finishing it this morning. 

Get started on your daily plan

It’s time to take some action! Download this

Click on this link https://hope-plac.ck.page/b47c0a9122 to download your fillable daily planner to your phone, computer or tablet and begin to plan your days so that you don’t waste your days.


Make it a regular habit and, watch your life change as you become more focused and organised. Alternatively, you can print off the planner, either way, happy planning and satisfying achieving!

© Dawn H Jones

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Hello, I’m Dawn. I am an HR consultant, coach and blogger. I hope you found this blog useful if you’d like to receive regular content, we’d love to have you – press the subscribe button.

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