How organised are you?
You’ve got a million things to do and never enough time to do all of them. Everything takes longer than it should and with all the competing priorities you sometimes feel like your brain is about to explode. Or is that just me?
I hate feeling disorganised. That nagging feeling that you’ve missed something, or that that something’s going to slip through the cracks. Trying to do all the things for all the people and never having a minute to yourself.
Crack the code to getting more organised
But I’ve cracked the code to feeling a bit more in control and having time to fit it all in. It’s not perfect, but it’s a great start and the good news is that it’s really simple.
I’ve taken a twofold approach. The first step is a planning tool I call my ‘Best Week Ever‘. It’s simply a schedule, or timetable, just like you had when you were back at school.
Set up a routine that works for you
Work out the best time to do things and set yourself up with a routine that works for you. I aim for two hour blocks, as that’s the amount of time I can work for before I need a break. It might be the same for you or you might prefer 30 minute blocks. It doesn’t matter, and it can vary depending on the time and the day.
Then you schedule in the different types of work. For example, Friday morning is Admin and bills. Every afternoon for two hours is client work, Social Media every Monday at 10am, and so on. I also schedule in fifteen minutes a few times a day to check emails. I do as many as I can in that time and whatever I don’t get to will carry over to the next time. That way I don’t get sucked into the black hole and lose half a day before I realise it.
Download the ‘Best Week Ever‘ template
The ‘Best Week Ever‘ helps me to be more organised and makes sure I can fit everything in.
But how do I make sure I don’t miss stuff? That’s next week, when I’ll talk about the second thing I do to keep things under control.
Talk to you then.
Have a great week.
My challenge to you:
1. Plan your ‘Best Week Ever’. If everything went exactly the way it should how would your week look?
2. Prioritise your High Impact Activities and focus on results. What are the most important things you need to get done this week? Schedule time for these FIRST.
3. Be sure to include time to ‘work ON’ your business each week. That includes things like planning, marketing, systems, and all the ‘big picture’ stuff we need to think about as business owners.
4. Work out when you are at your best. If you’re a morning person you should schedule your project work or large jobs in two hour blocks in the mornings. If you’re more alert in the afternoons (that’s me) you’d put your big jobs in then. Two hours is the most you’d want to spend concentrating on something without a break.
Remember this is your best week – if everything happened exactly when and where it should this is what your week would look like. You may not ever achieve it, but what if you could?
Something to aim for!