The Importance of Planning
you want to get organized, no matter how busy you are, you MUST
make time to plan!
Doesn't this take a lot of time? Not necessarily.
spent at the beginning or end of each day planning for the day or
the next day will help you get organized well beyond your expectations.
By failing to plan, you almost certainly fall into
the trap of reacting to situations as they come along rather than
dealing with priorities in a controlled, systematic manner.
Get organized by identifying your top 3 priorities
for the day and then block out a period of time according to your
estimate to complete the task.
If certain tasks need to be done daily, try and
do them at the same time each day.
things by habit, at the same time each day, conserves
energy and reduces mental stress.
organized by identifying your best
time of day. Then schedule your priority tasks for that time
if possible, when you are at your performance peak.
The Importance of Holes
situations arise almost every day. Schedule
loose time (holes) in each day, perhaps an hour, to handle
To get organized does not mean rigidity!
balance must be found
between scheduled time and unscheduled time so your life can flow
smoothly rather than shuddering along with fits and starts, running
from one pressing matter to another.
The Main Point: Spend just a few minutes
at the beginning of your day to get organized by careful planning.
Alternatively, spend a few minutes at the end of
the day planning the main activities for the next day.
Some get organized this way so they go to sleep
in a relaxed frame of mind, feeling in control of the next
This is just the beginning.
There is a system you can use to get organized with
your time and your life.
It is explained by renowned time-management consultant
Alan Lakein in his best-seller: "How To Get Control Of Your
Time And Your Life"
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