Happy New Year! I can’t believe how quickly 2016 flew by and that we’re in 2017 all of a sudden. Now that we’re almost at the end of the first week of the year (!!), let’s talk productivity and planning.
I used to be one of those poor saps that wrote a daily to-do list every morning. It was part of my ritual: chug a giant iced coffee, check my social media accounts, write myself a full page to-do list. Honestly, it was an addiction. And like any addiction, it turned ugly.
I couldn’t stop myself at a few tasks. So, I kept going back for one more, until soon I was scheduling myself impossible workloads every morning. Because I wanted it all: an empty inbox, impressed clients, and perfect products finished ahead of schedule.
I was burnt out. With no time for myself, I was getting caught up in the busywork and missing the big picture. At the end of the week, I couldn’t pinpoint which major goals I had helped move forward. I felt like I was just running (as fast as possible) in place.
If you’re mapping out your day instead of your week, you’re probably running into the same problems. Overcommitting, under-producing and losing sight of your real goals. Don’t worry, I’m here to help you change all of that.
Read on for my Ultimate Guide to Planning a Productive Week (AND grab the free printable weekly calendar!)