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How to Figure Out Your Perfect Schedule

How to Figure Out Your Perfect Schedule

Productivity and a schedule that works for you are highly personalized things; this just means you need to figure out a schedule that will work for you.

When you take the time to figure it out, your schedule will be something you can stick with because it is based on the way you currently spend your time—just optimized for productivity.

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What to use to track your time

What to use to track your time

You can use paper and pen or a time-tracking app.

I personally use a pen and paper for a couple reasons:

I prefer pen and paper for planning. There is just something about physically writing down goals, task lists (plus checking things off), and my schedule that is satisfying to me.

But the biggest reason I have stayed with an analog system is because it keeps me off my device.

However, there is an ease that goes with using an app that I can’t deny.

A main benefit is that it can add up your time for you as well as create reports to help identify trends in how you spend your time.

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How long to track your time

How long to track your time

I would recommend keeping a log of your time for a week, but even 3–4 days will give you insights into how you spend your time and the things you would like to keep and change.

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Things to Pay Attention to After You Complete Your Time Log

Things to Pay Attention to After You Complete Your Time Log

Here are some general things to help you find your perfect schedule

  • When you got the most done
  • When getting things done felt “easy”
  • When you felt the most energized
  • When getting things done was like pulling teeth
  • When you felt drained
  • What do you like about your schedule
  • How much time did you spend doing tasks and activities productively (the things you need to do for work and the things you enjoy doing)
  • How much time did you spend on leisure activities (differentiate between time-wasting ones and the ones you want to leave time for in your schedule)
  • How much time you spent with friends and family.

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

“For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.”

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

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Prioritization

Prioritization

Productivity is doing the right things at the right time.

For task prioritization, finding the way to put your tasks in the order they need to be done that makes the most sense to you is key to productivity.

Knowing the right things to work on is all about prioritization, and an optimized schedule will help you work on them at the right time.

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mj.jens

I'm a writer obsessed with sharing new ideas in the areas of mindset, personal development, self-help, procrastination, productivity, writing, organization, and health & fitness

CURATOR'S NOTE

A guide to creating a daily schedule for productivity and goal achievement. Controlling your time is the best divdend money pays.

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