A goal of a person is obviously to be productive. No one wants to procrastinate all day long and produce nothing for the day, right? What a person wants is to move around and be productive. But the thing is, it’s what people want—not what people really do. As this probably happen almost every day for a lot of people, today we’re going to discuss how to make ourselves become active and productive for the day. If this becomes a habit, you are guaranteed to be a successful person.
Plan Your Day
The thing you have to do in the morning is to plan your day. Don’t plan your day roughly on your head only, but write down what you want to do for the day on a piece of paper, in case you’ll miss out something. Take a pen and paper, or you can simply open your phone and start write down the problems you have to solve for the day. It doesn’t have to be neat, think this as a draft.
Plan at the Same Time Everyday
If you wake up at 7AM, go and write your plan at 7AM everyday. The same thing goes like that if you wake up at 8 or 9. No matter how early or late your wake up-time is, don’t forget to write your plan. Writing plans at the same time everyday can turned into a habit in which will help you to be discipline.
Make a List
After knowing the problems that you need to solve for the day, you’ll find out what you need to do. Make it as a neat list, so you can clearly see what you have to do. This way, you know that you won’t have time to be lazy around if your schedule is full, as well as know when you can do your hobbies or other fun activities. Without a list, we will not be able to know the exact things we need to do for the day and sometimes it causes a big mess. Make sure to list your what-to-do, so you can use your time efficiently.
Categorize Your List
After making a list, don’t forget to categorize it. Divide your list into four; urgent, not urgent, important, and not important. With the dividing, you will know what are the things that you have to do right away and the things that you can postpone for at least a couple hours. But remember, don’t completely ignore a task because at the end of the day, it’s something that needs to be done!
Periodically Check Your List
Don’t leave out the list on your desk or on your phone after you write it down. After finish one task, take a look at the list. This will help you to keep on track for the day and will not do other things which probably not that important.
Although adapting from not having written plans to have one can a difficulty, but after you get used to it, you’ll find out that having the written plans help you a lot. Having written plans can make you discipline, organized, and most importantly—use your time more wisely. Try to start your day by writing plans and see your different self!