Sometimes, the week moves in very overwhelming ways and you find that the tasks you would have liked to complete, weren’t completed because your attention was all over the place and involved too much work which made projects you had put down, somewhere to be reviewed later. What if we tell you that we have a few tips on how to enable you achieve your weekly to-do tasks?
ALLOCATE TIME FOR PLANNING.
The time it takes to successfully organize a whole day is only 10 to 12 minutes. By setting out just one hour to plan your entire workweek, you may save two hours every day, feel at ease on Mondays knowing what to expect from the coming week, and have a clear idea of what you’ll be working on each day.
It’s usually preferable to set your weekly planning time block between Friday afternoon and Monday morning so you can start the new week with a clean slate and a strategy in place. The most crucial step is just scheduling it so you can protect this time and develop a weekly habit.
EXAMINE YOUR AVAILABILITY.
Now that you’ve created a prioritized task list, let’s look at how much time you actually have available. And what better place to do so than your calendar? Examine your schedule for the week to see which meetings and appointments you have, how much time you need for your regular routines, and how much time you have left over for your tasks. Is this enough time to complete all of the tasks you want to complete? Do your most productive hours coincide with your available time for task work? Is there anything on your schedule that you should deprioritize in order to get the work done this week?
EXAMINE YOUR WEEKLY OUTPUT.
You’ll certainly feel like you got more done by the end of the week, but how much did your productivity actually improve? How many hours of task work were you able to justify? What percentage of your planned tasks did you complete? Were you able to decline additional non-priority requests for your time?