3 simple steps to make the most of every day





3 simple steps to make the most of every day. Are you looking for tips to increase productivity at work and life? Do you need time management tips and daily schedules so you stop procrastinating and stay focused? I have you covered. #timemanagement #productivitytips #worklifebalanceDo you ever feel that the 24 hours you have each day simply aren’t enough to get “everything” accomplished?

I know I do.

And I find this is especially true when I’m not mindful of my time each day…

The hours slip by as I sit in front of my computer, attempting to put out fire after fire, and then all of a sudden poof! the day is gone.

Have you ever felt this way? It’s a bummer, isn’t it?

On the flip side, when I use a little discipline in my day, my perspective shifts a bit.

Yes, the clock keeps ticking, but when I focus my attention solely on the activities that move the needle forward, those hours feel both rich and rewarding.

How do I do this, you ask?

Good news – that’s what I’m here to share with you today. 🙌

3 simple steps to make the most of every day. Are you looking for tips to increase productivity at work and life? Do you need time management tips and daily schedules so you stop procrastinating and stay focused? I have you covered. #timemanagement #productivitytips #worklifebalance

3 Simple Steps to Make the Most of Every Day

Step 1 Organization: plan your day ahead

Cultivate the habit of planning your days ahead of time; I love to do this in the evening before going to bed.

It gives me plenty of time to go through my next day’s itinerary with precision and avoid any oversights that happen when I rush through my plans.

Additionally, when I’m separated from the tasks a bit, I can look more objectively at my to-do list. I ask myself; what needs to get done the next day?

This reflection leads me to step two…

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Step 2: prioritize your schedule 

You know your work style best. When are you the most productive? When do you have the longest stretch of uninterrupted work time?

As you map out your day, carefully prioritize your schedule in a way that allows you to enter your flow state and get those important tasks accomplished when you’re at your best.

This strategy will not only save you time, but it will also help you achieve smarter results with less exertion.

Work smarter, not harder, right?

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Step 3: stick to your daily plan with time blocking

I’m not going to lie; it is easy to deviate from the original plan. Distractions lurk around every corner, and they patiently wait to throw you off your original game plan.

To avoid derailment as much as possible, block out your known distractions.

Turn off the notifications on your phone and computer. Silence your phone. And close your email inbox. It seems like such an obvious suggestion, but these little steps make a big difference.

Also, make use of the simple – yet incredibly valuable – tool of time blocking. By dividing your day into productive chunks of time, and allowing breaks in between, you’ll have a much easier time sticking to your to-do list and accomplishing your tasks.

If you’ve tried time blocking before, and you’ve struggled with making it work for you, be sure to check out my post, “Wondering How to Get Through Your To-Do List? Start Timing Your Tasks,” and then download the corresponding time tracking and time management workbook here!

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Question:

How do you make the most of every day? Do you schedule your day in advance? Are you a fan of time blocking? Let me know below!

34 thoughts on “3 simple steps to make the most of every day”

  1. I find sticking to my plan the hardest. I work best in large chunks of time but I have to consider my son’s needs. I find it hard to get back on task after a parenting interruption.

    1. Yeah, I hear that. It can certainly be challenging when that time gets broken up, can’t it?

  2. I need to learn more about how to do time blocking! I usually know what I have to do within the day, but I always get distracted and realize I want to do something else. It feels like I’m starting new tasks and move from one task to another and not finish anything. It feels like I just wasted my day. 😜

  3. It’s like you completely read my mind! I am guilty of everything and really trying to implement these tips. I am so guilty of starting one thing, deviating to 20 others then never making it back to the original task. It’s a total mess some days!

    xo
    Taylor

  4. Prioritizing and figuring out when I have the longest stretches of uninterrupted work time is something I definitely need to do. My biggest problem is always getting sidetracked from my work by interruptions.

    1. I can completely relate. It’s so easy to get bogged down by the immediate “little” things. I hope these tips help!

  5. I love the idea to plan the day ahead. I get sidetracked and distracted so easily that I never get all the work tasks done that I had hoped.

    1. Thanks, Vicky! Yes, I can definitely understand getting side-tracked. When I take time to plan out my day ahead of time, however, I find it really helps 🙂

    1. I hear you, Marta. It is so easy to try and put out the immediate “fires” rather than tending to the bigger tasks that move you closer toward your goals 🙂

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