It’s fair to say I was more than a little distracted last night as I planned my week (*tried to*) with the excitement of the Wimbledon Men’s Final in the background.  

A few people have asked how I plan my time, so I thought I’d share … along with a daily planner which is free to download.

– I have one big ‘master’ to-do list on Todoist.  This is the place where I pool everything that needs to get done – ideas and inspiration for future work projects, plans for our home, activities and creative play with my baby, and on it goes.  Each mini ‘task’ sits within a project folder online.  

– Each task gets a rough deadline.  These are never set in stone but, for me, it helps to put a date on the ones that are immoveable and immediate, and ‘file away’ those that are longer-term plans and ideas.  As I mentioned before, Todoist is great in that it syncs with Google Calendar.

– Ahead of each week, I use Todoist and Google Calendar to look at tasks for that week.  I then start to plot these on my daily planner, one for each day of the week.  I try to allot time to things if I can… I tend to over-estimate what I can get done so this helps me to be a bit more realistic!

Top tip: When you look at your week’s tasks, before you plot them onto your daily planner, it’s worth checking in to see if they’re actions that are a good use of your time.  Get in the habit of asking will this get me closer to my goal of…?  

Do you have any planning tips you’d like to share.  I’d love to hear from you in the Comments below x

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