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How are you doing planning your day, week, and month? Are you aware that for every minute you spend in planning you will save 3-4 minutes in execution of those plans?
The next time you have a few unhurried moments, take your priority list, to-do list, calendar of appointments, and make your schedule.  Choose a format that works best for you, such as a daily to-do list, a week-at-a-glance calendar, or create your own time chart to suit your personality.  When you're not "under the gun" planning can be especially effective.  Just as a good commander wouldn't leave too many decisions for after the firing begin, you too should draw up a battle plan before the action begins.
For one person, planning right after breakfast before the day is off and running and forming a list of what to do that day works well.  For another, taking time at work during the afternoon to plan the major projects that need to be accomplished the coming week helps keep a balance in life.  Yet another says the family sets aside a time on Sunday nights for a family meeting where they plan for the week ahead, coordinating activities and working out transportation, thus assuring a better flow for everyone.  Whatever works best for you and your family just make your plan and work your plan.
Follow your plan firmly, but not frantically to the point that it becomes stressful.  Using a schedule gives you a sense of direction, allowing you to set a steady pace and accomplish more tasks.  However, it's also essential to revise your plan as needed. 
Note:  Next week I'll give tips on how to determine what type of planning will work best for you.

posted on: 10/14/2008 12:00:00 PM by Judy Warmington
category: The Mental Side

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