How to Plan Your Ideal Week
If you feel overwhelmed and off course, weekly planning helps you to take control and get back on track. The lack of a plan or the plan itself could be your problem. Cultivate purposeful work and intentional living with a review of your past week and a preview of your upcoming week. Consolidate by planning your ideal week, designate by prioritizing your tasks with the weekly review, and activate by beating interruptions and distractions. Streamline your to-do list by connecting to your heart, mind, and body and the cosmos.
1. How to consolidate by planning your Ideal Week
- The concepts of batching and theming
- The categories of front stage, back stage, and off stage activities
- The use of color codes in your weekly plan or calendar to reflect focus areas
- The best times to do a weekly review and preview
- The six steps in a weekly planning session: list your biggest wins; review the prior week; review your lists and notes; check goals, projects, events, meetings and deadlines; designate your Weekly Big 3 things to accomplish; and plan for self-care
- The four areas to help you design your week and your weekly to-dos: body; mind; heart; and the cosmos.
- The importance of margin or buffer time
- Michael Hyatt, Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less
- Kate Northrup, Do Less: A Revolutionary Approach to Time and Energy Management for Ambitious Women
- Sebastian Brian Mehr