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 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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