Set Aside 20 Minutes Each Day to Do This
Ask yourself: what are the most crucial moments of your workday? There’s a good chance that you’ve picked the first 10, 15, 20 or 30 minutes of the day. And you are dead right on point – the first few minutes of your day are crucial if you want to start it on the right foot.
Setting aside 20 minutes each for planning that help your streamline your schedule and turns a good day into a fantastic day. I’m not talking about revamping your business plan in 20 minutes. Rather, I am simply saying dedicate a third of your first hour to organize and prioritize your day.
What can YOU to do in 20 minutes?
- Set day goals: start off by writing down about 8 goals you wish to accomplish in the day. The idea is you should be able to accomplish 8 things in an 8-hour day.
- Prioritize those goals: the rule of thumb is that 2 of those goals should be personal and 6 be professional/business. For example, you can note that you should get at least 45 minutes of a workout as a personal goal.
- Review previous day’s goal: if you’re setting goals every day, you should be able to reassess them the next morning.
- It is important to note that on weekends the goals should be more personal (preferably 6) and less professional. You can include things like pay bills, spend quality time with family, and so forth – the possibilities are unlimited.
I’m sure you are wondering: why should I set aside 20 minutes to plan my day when I could do other important work stuff – respond to emails, make phone calls, take a nap?
1. Planning can do wonders for your priority
If you have been looking for ways to spruce up your productivity, look no further than planning your day early in the morning. It will give you an opportunity to go through your to-do list, prioritize tasks, and make sure that what matters most is addressed first. Of course, you cannot be efficient in what you do if you don’t love what you to do in the first place.
2. It helps you own your day and take back your hours
Every entrepreneur knows that the most valuable resource you can give your business is your time. So, use first 20 minutes of the days to put yourself in charge. This way, you will stop giving away your time and spending it on things that don’t matter to your bottom line. Most people wish there were extra hours in a day, but often forget that they can get everything done if they could take charge of their day. Tired of wasting your early morning going through Facebook and watching funny cat videos?
3. It’s good for your health and overall well-being
Devoting 20 minutes each day to set goals and organize your prioritizes can offer several different benefits for your work and personal life as well as overall health and wellbeing. It’ll help focus better on exercising and living healthily.