BEAWESOME: #316 Schedule (Tips on how to make a successful Schedule)
Scheduling (for me is great) it is something I use daily to keep track of what I want to complete and what I want to start the following day. A lot of us hate to make schedules because they are reminders of the things we technically “ do not “want to do. It does not have to be this way. Create a schedule of things you like. And look forward to as well. But never put things on the back burner that are important.
Do you need a schedule?
It depends how busy you are. And rightfully so, do you want to start it. Anyone can create a schedule, but not everyone is going to follow through now are they. Schedules depend on life and responsibilities, priorities, interest and commitments. You may not need a schedule. Some people simply have no matter worth keeping track of. They like to do what ever they like when they like and it often never affects anyone.
Those who are successful (often/not all the time) use schedules. Why? When using a schedule you are able to organize a variety of things at once. It helps you coordinate a variety of activities with the rest of your life. For starters, remember to write down important dates. When you see important dates, you are reminded of how much time you have before this date will arrive, and what you can do in between before this date finally comes.
What really matters vs what kind of matters
A schedule takes away the surprise of forgetting and remembering (followed by panic or hyperventilating) It gives you time, or and outlook on what you need to do in this amount of time.
When creating a schedule you often run into conflict or trouble. Things do not always go perfectly. The good thing is, you’ve already thought about this conflict 10-20 days before it has happened (if you created the schedule). The juggling, mixing and matching, the perfect order is tough to manage and put together but it works when done correctly. The fact of the matter is, sometimes you cannot do everything you want. Sometimes you forget and spend too much time on something that should only take a few minutes. Creating a balanced schedule is not easy.
How to create an AWESOME schedule:
– Write down what is important (On your schedule-Circle/Highlight/Underline)
– Needs vs Wants (On your schedule-Circle/Highlight/Underline)
Do you need to get this done? Or is this something you want to get done?
Understand the differences and what is important to you at the time.
– Remember within your schedule you have to eat and sleep
(How much and how long is entirely up to you) I will be different for everyone
– Make sure your schedule is full of things you love to do
If your schedule is created and you see that the “don’t want to do’s” out weigh the “love to do’s”, you need to really think more about your scheduling
– If you cannot do something, say you cannot do it
A lot of people will take on too much, and find themselves in a jam by the end of the week or month. Do enough to be satisfied. But leave enough to keep you motivated.
– Go through with it
If you create a schedule, follow through with it. It is giving you the responsibility and ownership of what goes on in your life.
– Find time for friends and family
– Remember to be nice to people and believe in yourself