Keep your plan simple

Last we, I asked, do you have a plan? This week, I want to encourage you to keep your plan simple. I have some suggestions:

Break your overall plan down into baby steps

Some of you may have heard me say this, but, I used to laugh at one of my sisters because of her habit of writing down everything she needs to do. When she set up her business, she broke everything down into small steps. From house-cleaning to organising holidays, she swears by her lists. You can read my post on baby steps here

Plan your day in advance

I finally learned to embrace lists! I typically write down what I have to or would like to achieve the following day before I go to bed – sometimes, I write a plan for the next few days or the whole week. Sometimes, my day doesn’t go as I would like, but planning my day gives me structure and helps to eliminate stress. On that note, remember to schedule in things that promote your spiritual, mental, physical health and wellbeing.

Avoid multi-tasking

I know that some people are good at multi-tasking. I am not one of them. Even if you are, you may want to consider avoiding it for tasks which require your undivided attention.

Maintain your focus

Have you noticed that simple things can distract you? Think about whether you need to take that phone call now, or can it wait until later? Are you doing your work or someone else’s? I work from home a lot, so it’s easy for me to run the hoover, load the washing machine etc. Identify what distracts you so that you can avoid potential pitfalls.

One step at a time

Break down your plan into small steps, incorporate the actions you need to take action, maintain your focus, and above all. It’s not complicated; in fact, keep it simple.

© Dawn H Jones

Hello, I’m Dawn. I am an HR specialist. 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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