Do you feel like you're always busy but never really getting anything done? If so, it might be time to start planning your ideal week.
The first step in planning your ideal week is to set aside some time each week to create a plan.
- Pick a day and time that works well for your schedule. Sunday Night Football is a good time of the week because you can look back at what you accomplished in the last week and look forward at the upcoming workweek.
- Use a physical planner if you prefer to write things down.
- Try a monthly setup for long-term scheduling and goal setting, a weekly setup to be able to see an entire week at a glance, or a daily setup to keep more detailed day-to-day task lists.
- Choose one platform and stick with it.
- Note any appointments or fixed obligations that you have before you start planning your personal goals for the week. This will give you a good idea of how much time you realistically have for your other goals and tasks for the week.
Create weekly goals to work toward your long-term plans. A weekly planning session is a good time to check in with yourself on long-term goals. Ask yourself what you can do in the upcoming week to work towards your long-term goals.
Remember that planning your ideal week is not about being perfect or getting everything done. It's about being intentional with your time and making sure that you're spending it on the things that matter most to you.