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The importance of scheduling

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

I've heard it a lot in the past few months, but I'm quickly starting to realize just how vital it is to set aside chunks of time or days to work on specific projects, and to keep a list of things that I'm working on with steps that need to be done for each.

Far too often I will start working on a task, only to then halfway through doing said task get an idea or remember about something else I need to be doing, multi-task to do that as well, focus more on the other thing, which dovetails into something else, and the next thing you know, I'm working on more than 3 different things yet getting nothing truly accomplished and feeling quite frazzled and all over the place (much like this run-on sentence!).

It is a goal of mine to streamline all of my project tasks and ideas so I can more effectively do them and be successful at them! I'm going to starting scheduling blocks of time to only work on designated items, to make tangible lists of projects and necessary steps (with deadlines), and to put those in my calendar.

I'm hoping and guessing that my increasing stress during the day will go down drastically and that I'll have better focus, plus I won't be sidetracked from getting in exercise for the day! And now onto...

Today's successes!

+ Got some quick training done at the Boys & Girls Club for the Runaway program
+ Had a productive pack (program) meeting at Harmony Cafe
+ Sent out more health histories to friends agreeing to be practice guinea pigs
+ Responded to friend's messages catching up or thanking them for time spent with me lately
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    Yes, planning is key. I thought about this yesterday as I ran around the house trying to get this, that and the other thing done. I kept stopping one thing because I saw I left something else undone so I STARTED to finish that but saw something else and moved on to that. ARGH!

    I decided one of my September goals will be to work on my focus and being present in the moment.

    Thanks for the reminder!
    2536 days ago
    Planning is the key! In food and workouts...I learnt that too!

    Keep on keeping friend!

    2537 days ago
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