Day Planning Method To Prevent Overwhelm

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Planning your day in advance is no new thing. Everyone will tell you to do this, but there are so many ways you can do it. 

I often used to find planning my days so overwhelming. 

I had so much to do, so I would over fill a day with unachievable tasks and then would feel left feeling unsuccessful and miserable when they (obviously) were not completed. 

So now I have a system. It's simple, easy to follow and can be applied to any day. 

The Method

I pick 5 things that I need to do.

I then take off two, and schedule them for tomorrow. 

Out of the 3 things left I pick the most important one. This must get done. 

I aim to get the other 2 tasks done and if I get these finished, I will then move on to tomorrows tasks. 

I will also start with that number one, most important task. I will also prep the day before for that task so I can hit the ground running. 

So for example, if my number one must do task is a blog post or an ebook, I will write notes that will help me get started. 

But if the task is something that requires others input, I will ensure times are scheduled to speak or follow up with those people. 

Why it works

This method prevents overwhelm. 

And although it may seem counterproductive to write those 5 tasks down and take away 2, it's actually a visible way to trick your mind into a reduction of your daily workload and by aiming to 'get ahead' and start tomorrows tasks actually gives you a goal as opposed to being completely overwhelmed. 

Whether you schedule your day on paper or digitally this method will work.  


 
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About the author

Chloe Slade is the Marketing Manager here at Cone and focuses on creating content that brings business and lifestyle together. Chloe is keen makeup lover,  foodie and loves to work from luxurous destinations.