If you’ve ever listened to Dave Ramsey, he always says that we need to tell our money where to go or it will disappear. Not only do I agree with that statement, but believe that the same principle applies to many areas of life; namely as this article indicates- scheduling our days.
You see, if we get up each day, head to the office, and then ask ourselves, “What should I do today?” it’s more than likely already too late. By the time we sit in our office chairs for the first time, people have already started asking us questions, our phones are ringing off the hook , texts are vibrating our desks like a small earthquake, social media notifications are dinging like church bells on a holiday, and our emails are filling up faster than sand in an hourglass.
So with all of these growing pressures and distractions filling our morning, how is it that we plan to stay focused and put together a solid game plan for the day? Answer, we can’t.
So what do we need to do to get more done with our limited time?
In short, have a plan.
What I find works best for me is having a time each day (mine is typically before getting ready for bed around 11pm) that I look at the day just passed and start looking at the next day if I am blessed enough to have another chance at life. Then I ask myself:
- What stills needs to be done from today?
- What is on the agenda for tomorrow?
- What needs to be done the next 24 hours?
- What do I want to do tomorrow?
- What projects or deadlines are quickly approaching that we need to start preparing for?
Once I establish this list, I prioritize it and set each item in my already predetermined daily schedule.
This schedule is a proven way to keep my time organized, protected, and in a realistic and tight order so that I stick to it the next day. That way I don’t have time to be distracted, or, allow others to distract me. Now while there are sometimes emergencies and slight deviations, make sure they are staying the exceptions, and not the rule.
So if you want to experience days full of freedom, rid yourself of that nagging feeling that you are always behind, and end the frustration of always being pulled away from your plan, tonight I encourage you to try the above method, stick to a good schedule tomorrow, and let me know how it goes in a couple of days.
You can do this and we look forward to hearing your success story soon!
Scripture to Consider:
- Proverbs 23:5
- James 4:14
- Proverbs 29:18a
Quote(s) to Ponder:
- “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Albert Einstein
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