What is more satisfying than a finished to-do list after a productive and efficient day?
Thing is, even when you make a to-do list, it’s not always easy to see the end of it…
I’m not going to share a thousand complicated tools to be productive! And I’m not promising you miracles either.
But I suggest that you organize your days with 3 super simple steps to boost your productivity and be a little more serene.
Icing on the cake, I even offer you a free daily planner page to print out and slip into your PROJO planner or your bullet journal!
In short, if just like me, you regularly end your days feeling frustrated with your unfinished to-do list, this blog is for you!
Step 1: What is your mood?
Every day is a new one!
You can start your day by being: enthusiastic, stressed, full of energy, tired, jaded, blasé, happy, angry, frustrated, calm, rested, anxious, inspired, etc.
In short, each morning is a little bit unique, and sets the tone for the day.
And I believe that taking into account our state of mind to organize our day is essential to be productive!
At the beginning of the day, I therefore advise you to ask yourself :
👉🏻 How you feel today. What is your state of mind, your energy level?
👉🏻 How would you like to feel at the end of your day?
This first step in organizing your day allows you to become aware of your emotions, and to identify your needs to better organize your day.
You will not necessarily do the same thing, you will not focus on the same tasks depending on whether you feel inspired or tired at the beginning of your day.
Step 2: Define your 3 priorities for the day
Now that you’ve started the day gently, let’s get organized!
According to your schedule, your state of mind and what you want to do, define the 3 tasks that will be your priorities for the day.
- What are the 3 tasks that you absolutely want to accomplish today?
- What are the 3 tasks that, once completed, will make you feel like you’ve made a success of your day?
- What are the 3 tasks or activities that will make you feel good at the end of the day?
Write these 3 tasks at the top of your to-do list for the day.
These are the most important tasks of your day, the ones you will focus on.
Of course, it is possible that you may have a little more than 3 tasks to do during the day… It is (too) rare for a to-do list to be limited to 3 lines.
Write down all the remaining tasks in a “everything else” list. You may not be able to do everything, but writing them down will already free your brain.
Step 3: Outline your schedule for the day
Okay, at this point, you should have a little bit more clarity on what you’ll be focusing on for the day ahead:
👉🏻 You’ve emptied your brain of all the tasks that were cluttering it up.
👉🏻 You have set your top 3 priorities for the day
Take up each of these 3 priority tasks, and block a time slot in your schedule to complete them.
Blocking a specific time slot allows you to be sure that you will spend time on these tasks.
Now you are ready for a productive and efficient day! ✌🏻
But wait, don’t stop there.
Before finishing the day, I advise you to make a quick review of your day:
- How do you feel at the end of the day?
- What was easy during the day? The things you did particularly well?
- What, on the other hand, did you find difficult? What can you take away from this experience? Would you change the way you do things next time?
- What did you learn during the day?
- What do you want to remember about that day?
These are all questions you can ask yourself at the end of the day to take stock of the day… And start off on the right foot the next day!
Oh, and I didn’t forget to create a free file that includes these 3 steps and that will help you to easily organize yourself and be efficient!
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