The successful got to where they are because how hard they’ve worked. And with hard work comes loads of busy, hectic, painstaking days you’re going to have to persevere through to get to your goals.
Ultimately, you should be the one creating your own routine since you know what’s best for yourself and your career. But if you need some help, here’s how to schedule your daily routine for success:
1. Have a morning routine
There is a correlation between people who wake up early and people who succeed. The most successful people have a strict morning routine they rarely go against. It goes without saying that, the earlier you wake up, the more time it gives you to get on top of your day and plan what you want to do. Beginning the day off right will also set a good tone for how the rest of the day proceeds.
2. Don’t clutter your schedule
When you have lots of things to do and lots of goals you want to achieve, all the things you might want to do in a day can get a little overwhelming. But scheduling every hour of your day to include more and more work is going to lead to you burning out. To avoid this, be realistic a`bout how much you can really accomplish. Don’t clutter your schedule and give yourself time to rest within the day.
3. Begin the day trying to complete your most difficult task
This is something to consider when structuring your morning routine. Always start the day trying to complete the most difficult task you have lying ahead. While it may seem tempting to get the small things done, tackling the bigger projects first will help keep your mind at ease the rest of the day. Our energy levels are also usually highest in the mornings so this will allow you to put as much attention as you can to a draining or difficult task.
4. Do the easier tasks in the afternoon
While it is in the morning that our energy levels are at their highest, it is in the afternoon that it reaches its lowest. Keep the challenging difficult stuff for the morning. Once the afternoon rolls around, turn your attention to your more mindless work. This is when you do things that might keep you busy, but require little creative or mental output. Around 3pm is when most of us usually start feeling a little fuzzy in the head, so be sure to schedule your tasks accordingly.
5. Reflect at the end of the day
At the end of the day is when we should look back on what we’ve done and analyse it. Think about your accomplishments and shortcomings of the day and keep a mental note of it. Your accomplishments will give you a sense of pride and will be a rewarding end to a hectic day while your shortcomings will give you a chance to think about how you can improve. This little exercise at the end of each day will help ensure you are making the most of the time and keep your productivity at its highest.
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