“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin
One of the things that has increased my quality of life the most is planning my days the night before.
Before I turn off my computer every day I put on some music and write a to-do list for tomorrow.
I write all of the things that are schedules (meetings, program calls, etc.) at the top. Below I write all the tasks in order of highest priority.
I have been doing this since the beginning of the year and I can honestly say that I am shocked it took me so long to make it a daily habit. I have always been a fan of to-do lists but rarely ever planned one day at a time or the day before.
There is something so calming about waking up, and already knowing for the most part what your day holds, what you need to tackle first, and how much caffeine you should ingest to make it through the day.
If anything, I suggest trying it out for a week or so. You may love it. You may hate it. Take my advice with a grain of salt. But at least try it. What’s the worst thing that could happen?