Do I Plan My Days?

Last Update: October 20, 2020

Time spent planning is not time wasted as long as you can stick to your plan.

After a few small disruptions in my days recently, I have changed from doing a weekly planner, where I tend to forget essentials like eating and drinking and of course shopping for my food, to doing a daily planner where I don't have to remember so many things.

I look in my diary on a daily basis and then after speaking to my partner to make sure I have not forgotten or missed anything and then I plan my day.

I found out doing it weekly there were always things I was forgetting and my plans were constantly changing. For me that means a lot. I don't like change and tend to like to know how my day is going to pan out. I know there are others who do everything off the cuff and if it works for them that is fine.

I prefer to be a little bit more organized and set myself a timetable. I still do a rough weekly planner, and it is rough and so I don't mind if this now changes.

Because I have decided to take more leisure time than I used to I have added that into my daily plans.

Are you a planner?

Derek Barrington

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ASchultz1 Premium Plus
I set goals, then set plans (which are to do lists) in order to achieve those goals. Whenever I don't complete a plan on a particular day I put it over to the next day and continue this way until I have completed this plan. When this happens it means I am closer to my goals.
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firstlearn Premium
That is great Aubrey.

Derek
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KSchoenbaum Premium
I pretty much am. But more so when I had a full time job and things to do at home. Now that I am unemployed due to coronavirus I am at home all day, but not by myself. I am starting to say no to interruptions and work in the extra room with the door shut. I think it is hard for me to be at home without a schedule. It is driving me crazy. What I want to do is get up early and go for a walk to exercise to a video.


Then come home shower and get to work. set timers for what I need to do next, as I have another online job, and helping my sister-in-law with Probate. (This is the difficult one.)

Then work some more. I don't even like to take a lunch. I know my schedule starts with me, and I plan to make a daily routine. I believe tomorrow will be a better day. All to myself. I am going t make this work because I am so passionate about the niche I have chosen. Have started my website and finishing it up, although I may change the name. Once I get going I have fun.

It needs to start with me and working from home is so different than having a routine. I need to make this a routine. If we were allowed to sit in coffee shops or restaurants, or the park I would do that. However it has been way too hot and we are not allowed to stay in coffee shops until California is over the COVID-19.

I will get there. Thank you Derek
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firstlearn Premium
You're welcome Kathy.

Derek
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LMH1968 Premium Plus
I don’t plan as such. I set myself a target of how many blogs per week and that’s about it.
I do, do other things as and when I can fit them in.
By the end of the week I have done the blogs. Welcomed new members, congratulated premium members. Done 30 site comments. Watched some training and commented on posts on here.
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firstlearn Premium
Some times I have a lot of social engagements so I need to plan a little.

Derek
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LMH1968 Premium Plus
I’m a boring old fart. I take my granddaughter to and from school and work part time. Cook twice a week and go shopping once a week. The rest of the time I’m on here.
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firstlearn Premium
You should go with your needs Lisa.

Derek
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MrBigStuff01 Premium
Yes, I actually done the same as you in the pass and I like your found that to help. I actually found you can have too many note pads and I am trying to get that down to one note pad, to make it easier to remember and to find things that I write down.
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firstlearn Premium
Yes having too many notepads can cause you more work than the amount of time you save Billy.

Derek
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MrBigStuff01 Premium
You are so correct, I am cutting that out right now.
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firstlearn Premium
You're welcome Billy.

Derek
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BarbaraN Premium
Thoughtful blog. I'm a planner. Every night when I give up when I'm not doing anything but moving stuff around on my desk, I set out things I need to do tomorrow.
First thing in the morning I put down a list of things to do. Anything I don't get done, I carry over to the next day's list and it stays on the list until I can cross it off.
It's not terribly detailed, but it works for me. I think everyone needs some kind of plan, otherwise, you're at loose ends with no starting place and no way to know what you've accomplished.
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firstlearn Premium
I agree Barbara. All plans no matter how details they are are useful if they help you get the work done.

Derek
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MrBigStuff01 Premium
I agree with that Derek
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firstlearn Premium
Thank you Billy.

Derek
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