Best way to be more productive:

Create a simple daily schedule and get stuff done!

Writing a plan to streamline your day is a good thing. Feeling freaked out just thinking of adding another task to your todo-list is not!

But if you had more time, it wouldn’t be such a doozy to make a daily schedule, right?

If this is you, you’re gonna love these 3 tips on how to finally create that simple daily schedule and get stuff done!

Ready? Of course you are.

Let’s get going!

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1. If you want this to work, you have to make time for it


Now I don’t know how to put it more bluntly than that!

You’re day isn’t just magically gonna transform itself to smooth sailing without you putting in the work.

If you really need to stop running around like a chicken with its head cut off, you make the time for it, no matter how difficult it might seem.

Creating a daily schedule is the best thing you can do for yourself to stop continuously feeling stressed out, so be ruthless and cut out some of these activities:

  • Social

    Only check your Facebook or Instagram twice a day, when you truly have time to interact with your friends.

    Like during your lunch break and after the dishes at night.

  • #OOTD

    Simplify your getting dressed & make-up routine by picking your clothes the night before and going for a more natural look during weekdays.

  • No Netflix allowed

    Put a post-it on your TV that says: “Commercial break? Daily planning!”.

    In stead of going to the kitchen for snacks or mindlessly scrolling your phone, pick up pen & paper and write out your plan for tomorrow.

    Your sanity and your waistline will thank you later.

Doing just one of the tips above’ll easily give you 10 minutes of extra time to create a simple daily schedule!

2. Tune in with yourself

Now don’t go around accusing me of woowoo stuf, coz that’s not what I mean here.

Take a moment for yourself before you write down your plan for tomorrow and ask yourself how your feeling.

Maybe you’re knackered for staying up with your sick kid all night.

Or maybe you’re feeling stressed out because your boss is coming back from vacation today and you know the team isn’t anywhere near completing the project he wanted finished today.

Knowing how your feeling helps you make a more realistic plan for your day.

Should you schedule working late on that project when you only got 3 hours of sleep last night?

Probably not.

Should you add 4 extra errands to run after work today when you’re already stressed out at the beginning of your day?

Schedule something relaxing in stead.

The point being: be realistic what you can accomplish today and you’ll prevent that total burnout at the end of your day!

3. Schedule in 1 hour time slots

I can just hear you say it: “Excuse me, but I’ve got a zillion things to do and that’s way not enough lines per hour!”

Why 1 hour time slots?

To save you from yourself 😉

We all think we can or should do lots of stuff each day.

We cram our day full of to do’s and should do’s.

And it’s just not realistic!

We only have 24 hours in each day and that’s the truth for each and every one of us!

Just take it from me: you do not want to have more tasks in your day than you have room for.

So if you’ve got lots of appointments that day, there just isn’t as much time as you would like to work on your tasks.

On a full day, you schedule less tasks!

A Perfect Example

Want a perfect example of a simple daily schedule that makes implementing these tips a breeze?

Go check it out!

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