Successful people preach that a good schedule (you know, one that you stick to) is one of the keys to success. If you aren’t as successful as you would like to be, it is time to find out why that is.
Are you not working hard enough? Are you putting your goals and dreams on hold? Are you tired of your job? Whether the case, success can be gained every single day, but the key is to, like successful people preach, have the perfect schedule.
If you are constantly behind on your work and are feeling overwhelmed as a result, look at your schedule. What does it consist of (hopefully everything you do)?
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How To Create The Perfect Schedule For Ultimate Success
- Learn What Works And What Doesn’t Work
- If Every Day Isn’t The Same, Then Don’t Treat Every Day Like It Is The Same
- Make Sure You Are Incorporating Enough “Free Time”
Learn What Works And What Doesn’t Work
Finding the perfect schedule might take some time. Sure, you can write down everything you have to do the next day, put a time slot next to it and then expect results to come rushing in. Sometimes, it isn’t that easy.
If you overload your mornings and then take a long lunch, you might find yourself slacking the rest of the day. At the same time, you can’t push all of your work off until later in the day because that is just Procrastination 101.
You need to prioritize everything. If you can, make sure you are doing your most important things first thing in the morning. At the same time, this is your schedule, so if you work better in the afternoon, then schedule your most important meetings/work in the afternoon.
A schedule should be very personal. You are the one who has to follow it every single day, after all. Nonetheless, if something isn’t working, make some tweaks until it does.
If Every Day Isn’t The Same, Then Don’t Treat Every Day Like It Is The Same
While morning routines are an important part of the process, it is important to tailor your schedule around your day. If you are a business owner or entrepreneur, then there is a good chance that every day is different for you, which means every day should be treated differently as a result.
The important thing is that you are still scheduling all of your work/tasks — no matter what day of the week it is. If you are a creature of habit, but not every day is the same, then still try to incorporate some of your tasks/work/breaks at the same time every day.
For instance, follow your morning routine every morning, or schedule breaks at the same exact time every day. There is a way to get the best of both worlds, in a sense, but you have to be willing to make some adjustments along the way.
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Make Sure You Are Incorporating Enough “Free Time”
You have to schedule breaks — you just have to. While some of us would like to think we can conquer the business world 24 hours a day, it isn’t realistic. Yes, some days we work longer than others, and some days we truly are in the zone for 10 or more hours straight; however, over the long haul, consistency is the key.
Entrepreneurs are experts when it comes to a work-life balance. They might technically work all day, but they also incorporate plenty of free time into their days as well, whether that be taking a walk, grabbing a coffee in between tasks, leaving their desk for lunch, exercising, spending time with the family, watching TV, reading a book — you name it.
This is your life, you are only given one, and you should enjoy it. That doesn’t mean to take your foot off of the pedal. It simply means you need to pace yourself, and adding some free-time slots to your schedule is a good way to achieve that feat.
Remember, it is important to take care of your mind and body along your journey to success.
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