PUT A DATE ON IT!! (Scheduling Blog 6)
You have got your plans (today, this week, this month, short-term [within three months] and long-term [1 to 3 years].
Now, ‘put a date on it’! Yes, make space in your world for it to be done – schedule it! Far more events and tasks are completed when you actually put them on your calendar. Otherwise, they run around in your brain and clog what creative juices you do have! Give them a home. If they need to be rescheduled – then, do so.
Be sure to schedule quiet time to work out your plans and dates. Set alarm reminders where needed: doctor’s appointments, board meetings, child’s soccer game, Date Night with your spouse!
Set time limits for your work. You can do different parts of your entire project – then, put it all together. Or, delegate the assembly, if that applies!
When you have identified your ‘highest energy time’ – this is where/when you schedule the most delicate portions of your project: budget report, bank reconciliation, book draft, laying out steps for your project, etc.
Build in more time than you think because you will need it. This will ease any expectation anxiety (pressure) and stress.
When you schedule correctly – allowing extra time for the unexpected, and follow through with your step-by-step plan – you won’t have to find time to do it over.