For a very long time, I really didn't think I needed to plan things out on a daily basis, I would just take each day as it came. However, I eventually came to see that doing things that way is not a very good idea.
There comes a point in life when people actually ‘need’ structure and organization. Not only do you need it for your own peace of mind, you need the time management skills that will provide you with the most productive work week possible so that you can make progress in your personal and professional life.
Many people with an artistic vision may find themselves feeling confined or oppressed by the rigid structure of corporate office styles, but the truth is, a little bit of structure can go a long way in helping you to turn your artistic vision into reality. Whether your goals are creativity based or not, organization is a key tool in providing yourself with the structure you need to thrive. So….
How do you get yourself organized when so much of your time is probably already spoken for and, life can be a hectic and chaotic journey full of unpredictable events and setbacks? Why bother trying to carve out a routine for yourself when it’s possible that you might not be able to stick with that routine? Does that seem like it’s more of a waste of time rather than just trying to do your best moment from moment?
Not at all. Organization is never a waste of time. When you sit down to mull over your work week, you are providing yourself with the structure you need to get into the mindset to achieve your goals, whether they are personal or professional.
The term “work week” in this sense is used loosely to refer to whatever it is that you find important to accomplish. The goals that you intend to work toward define the work week that you are planning.
Some people thrive from planning their lives hour by hour, day by day, while others work best with a general guideline to help them through the week. Whatever works best for you, do it.
Start out by being as detailed as possible, but leave yourself a little bit of wiggle room. Sometimes things do just pop up that you weren’t counting on. Rather than getting bent out of shape about it, make sure you have some time put aside in your schedule to account for unexpected situations to come up. You can catch up with any time that you had to miss spending on a particular task.
Planning is meant to be a helpful, not a harmful tool. If you feel that you have a daily routine that is already working for you, then great! You can set your goals in a planner or calendar on a daily or weekly basis without having to work around your other obligations.
I now use a downloadable productivity planner which I find very useful to stay organized and on track. You can find full details about this at http://bit.ly/2mPlzpt
Shifting your work week to meet your goals can be fun if you let it. Think of it this way: you are putting in the time to write the blueprint you need in order to become the master of your destiny. What could be greater than that?
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