15 Dec How do you plan a fulfilling week?
Do you often get to the end of the week and wonder where it went?
Or do you feel like it’s a constant battle to get everything done and you rarely have time for yourself?
Then this post is for you!
When I figured out the right way to plan and organise things, I finally felt like I had time for myself and that my life and business were making progress.
Here are my tips:
A simple step, but one that so many people forget.
I do this on a Monday morning. Find 15 to 30 minutes to reflect on how you feel about the week ahead. What do you have coming up that could impact you?
Ultimately you should prioritise things that make you feel good such as exercise and time with friends and family.
2.Write a To-do list
I always write a to-do list for the whole week so that everything is out of my head.
You should think about what has to be done, what you need to do to move things forward in your life and also your self-care.
I list simple things like how many times I’d like to exercise and if I need to go grocery shopping.
You should also think about the bigger goals that you’re working towards and the tasks you can do this week to help achieve them.
From this’master‘to-do list you can then create a daily list.
3.Edit Your List
Once I’ve looked at my calendar for the week and filled out some time slots I have a much better idea of how realistic my objectives are.
Look at your week and ask yourself if it looks how you really want it to look?
Often we have unavoidable tasks we have to do, but you should balance these things with activities that are relaxing or enjoyable.
From here, decide which to-do’s are most important, see if anything needs to be cancelled or rearranged and look at any errands that can be done more easily, for example doing an online grocery shop rather than taking the time to go to the shops.
Or perhaps you have a goal of working out 4 times a week but on reflection, you realise that aiming for 2 times a week is more realistic.
That’s fine! Just swap the time you had originally set aside for exercise for something that will also make you feel good.
This is all about being efficient. For example, weekly meal plans or even an outfit plan can save a lot of time and energy.
Each time you’re faced with a decision you use up energy which can result in decision fatigue. Which means you’re more likely to make a bad choice and feel overwhelmed.
How do plan your week? Which tips do you find helpful?