We’ve done our yearly planning, then zoomed in closer and closer through quarterly, monthly, and weekly planning to this very day that is waiting to be tackled. Because you’ve done so much planning already, your daily planning will consist of mostly review and deciding how to tackle your to-do list.
How I Do My Daily Planning
However, sometimes I won’t use the printable and will just work straight from my Daily Planner. I go back and forth.
If my schedule is tight and I have a lot on my plate, I like to create a plan of attack for my day and will use the printable to-do list. If I don’t have a pressing schedule, which is actually what I work very hard to maintain, the general list form that is in my Daily Planner is sufficient.
Sometimes my daily planning consists of opening my planner and seeing what I have on the docket for the day. Other times, I need to get more specific and outline my day.
By doing this I can realistically see what my day will look like and if I can actually accomplish what I’ve set out to do. This helps me decide what needs to be taken off my plate for the day and ensures I get the most important things done first.
Taking just 5-15 minutes at the beginning of your day (or the night before – what I recommend) to plan your day can save you hours of wasted time. Creating a daily plan helps bring clarity to your mind, which makes you more productive and gives your day purpose.
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