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Tips to Help You Plan a Successful Day
By Victoria Munro
easy to finish a busy day wondering where all the time
went and when you’ll complete all those
tasks you’d hoped to get finished.
The tips below will help you get a head start on your
day and make sure your activities are in line with your
goals. At the end of the day, you’ll
feel good about what you’ve accomplished.
time each day to plan—10-15 minutes
(uninterrupted). Block this time out on your calendar.
planning activities for the day, review
your goals (long- and short-term), and consider
your progress to date.
on your most important
goal and number-one
task for the day.
and prioritize all
the tasks you want to accomplish.
realistic times to each activity, and block
these on your calendar. Add up the time blocks to
make sure it’s practical.
when your prime time is—the
time during the day when you’re at your best—and
make the most of it.
frequent short breaks throughout the day.
Get away from your desk for a few minutes, stretch,
take a short walk. You’ll return energized
and better able to concentrate.
of interruptions! When working on a high
priority task stay focused, let voice mail take
your calls*, close your email editor and jot a note
in a Conference
Planner if you think of something important
to tell someone.
the end of the day, review
your accomplishments, congratulate yourself
on achievements and discover what you can learn
from the tasks that were scheduled but weren’t
your day, and as you move forward towards your goals,
remember to keep a healthy
balance between your work life and time for
yourself, your family and friends!
*Leave a clear message letting callers know when they
can expect a return call from you, and be sure to call
when you promised to.
© 2005-2008 Victoria Munro.
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About the Author: Victoria Munro is
co-founder (along with husband Dave Block) of Make-it-Fly®
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and tools. Victoria has started and run nine different
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