Do you know that feeling?
That sometimes the hours fly by and at the end of the day you have the feeling you have accomplished nothing? You feel blah and it's sucking all energy out of you.
This can happen and probably will happen when you don't structure your day ahead of time.
Whenever I don't know what's going to happen, I don't know where to start. I just crash on the couch, start surfing the internet, checking on Facebook or get lost on Pinterest. And the hours just tick away. At the end of the day, I feel miserable about myself.
Ok granted, sometimes we need a little downtime.
But even that is sort of in your plans, right? And if you take ”time off” you don't feel bummed about it later, but you can really enjoy it and you feel energized even.
Structuring your day has all to do with knowing what you want to accomplish that day.
If you sit down in the evening, how do you want to feel and what do you want to have achieved that day? What brings you a happy heart, what makes you proud?
If you have difficulties with getting started, a good morning routine is key.
Set yourself up for a good start of the day by organizing your mornings.
During the day, there are a couple of things that you can do to help you with your tasks:
- use tools like the Pomodoro technique and work in blocks of time
- turn on your diffuser and have essential oils like Young Living oils or Doterra oils help you concentrate
- set a pleasant ambiance. Do you need complete silence to work or do you concentrate better with music or coffee shop sounds in the background? If you can't go to a coffee shop, there are plenty videos to find on YouTube that simulate the coffee shop feel
- have someone hold you accountable. Tell a friend or your family what you want to do that day and of course let them follow up. You could do the same for them, hold each other accountable
- and schedule ahead of time: your day within your evening routine or maybe your whole week on Sunday night. That way you don't need to think about the tasks for the day ahead. You can get right to it.
All in all, whatever works best for you. But remember, routine usually is the best policy to get things done in a day.
Now tell me, how do you manage your time and structure your day?