Do you plan your day or week?

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  1. A Bottle of Slivovitz

    A Bottle of Slivovitz Fapstronaut

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    One of the habits of successful people is that they plan their days.

    Are you doing that?
    If yes how? If not why not?
    Do you have advice on how to do it effectively?
     
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  2. cresyhorse

    cresyhorse Fapstronaut

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    yup, i plan the week ahead by writing the tasks i should accomplish.

    next to every task is a empty circle that I fill out once i do what i have to.
     
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  3. A Bottle of Slivovitz

    A Bottle of Slivovitz Fapstronaut

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    I didn't quite understand this. Why is it impossible?
    The problem for me is that I do fun and easy things like workout, reading, playing chess and stuff like that. But when I want to study then it become tricky. I would probably skip that or do it very poorly.

    Do you also write time when you want to do those tasks?
     
  4. cresyhorse

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    writing the exact time of planned activities is too much for me. even the task list of a week ahead always has something popping up.

    also try not to overburden yourself with the to-do list, the first week it should be very basic ones. like idk, clean your room, journal, gym mon-wed-fri, learn 30 pages of an exam.

    also I recommend even putting socializing on the to-do list, like friday can be party and saturday coffee with a friend. (if we're to focused on success we forget that we are social creautures that need a social life).

    and some habits that you want to implement should also be on the task list for the first 60 days untill they become second nature. for example cold shower when you wake up, exercise writing with non dominant hand etc.

    also a long term goal should be there too, and those weekly to-do list are put according to it.
     
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  5. MindfulWarrior

    MindfulWarrior Fapstronaut

    If you have the space you could have a desk for the work and a place dedicated to playing?
     
  6. MindfulWarrior

    MindfulWarrior Fapstronaut

    I find planning the exact hours very burdensome indeed.

    I have an app with all the things I want to do each day, at the end of the day I tick them. Because if you don't know what you want to do that day then you won't do it, and if you don't have feedback then you will feel less accountable. If you do that you will start to find at which time you like to do each task, for instance I don't like doing something "productive" as soon as I wake up, and at least for 2 hours.
     
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  7. MindfulWarrior

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    Yeah I get that... Maybe work at the same time each day and eventually you're brain will switch to work mode during those designated hours? Who knows.
     
  8. A Bottle of Slivovitz

    A Bottle of Slivovitz Fapstronaut

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    thanks for the advice man :)

    can you maybe work somewhere outside the apartment? for example in a cafe or something like that?
    although maybe 8 hours is too much to sit in a cafe :)
     
  9. m_arjunan

    m_arjunan New Fapstronaut

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    Let me tell you my way or method.I divide the day into 2 sections -after 12 and before 12 .So i have two 12 hour sections within a day.I fill this with self development things .
     
  10. breaking-myths

    breaking-myths Fapstronaut

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    I just came across a concept called mini habits , I think it is slowly but effectively helping me.
     
  11. fredisthebes

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    Been doing day/week planning for years. A few years ago i also wrote 1 year / 2 year / 5 year / 10 year plans, in quite a lot of detail, but that stuff has gone out of the window as i met a girl, got married, moved to a different area and had a son - none of which were part of the 'plan', but these things happen (and you have to be flexible enough to involve other people in your plans, if necessary).

    I have got a lot better about it, being realistic about what you are able to get done each day is the hardest part. One thing i should do more of is a full review at the end of each week.
     
  12. like2throw

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    Kinda

    I like to have a general idea of what I'm gonna do, but also like doing things spontaneously
     
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  13. PegasusKid

    PegasusKid Fapstronaut

    Yes I do, and I mainly do this through journaling. I have a planner/bullet journal and it helps me a lot because I struggle with self-control (but I guess being on a site for my addiction already shows that lmao) and planning out and breaking down tasks. If its not written down, that lowers the chances of me doing it. And even after writing it down there's still some struggle so that makes it even more important. I'd say the most helpful aspect is time blocking so I can dedicate a certain amount of time to longer tasks even things you do just for fun. It sounds counterintuitive but scheduling fun things allows you to enjoy them guilt-free because you know you dedicated that time to it. Productivity isn't about constantly producing results, its about following intentions which can also include the intention to relax. It also helps me to have a few weekly and monthly priorities so I know what things absolutely need to get done.
     
  14. MindfulWarrior

    MindfulWarrior Fapstronaut

    I find doing things daily easier to follow up, you know you have to do it each day, also having a streak helps with accountability. I use an app in which I tick each day for each "task".
     
  15. Mr. Rosco

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    i plan my goals for the week, then i plan how to get closer to them within the 7 days.
     

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