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This Is How To Plan A Day.

Schedule Each Activity

  • Figure out the best time slot for each activity.
  • Whatever feels most urgent or necessary, schedule it first.
  • Schedule time to finish your work projects, even if they are due later in time.
  • Schedule time for your meals and for usual errands.

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This Is How To Plan A Day.

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Make a List

Write down all the things that go through your head. You will see they are not that many.

When you think of the same things over and over, you feel overwhelmed. But when you write them down on a piece of pape you realize the volume of your to-dos is much more manageable.

Decide How Long Each Thing Takes

Some things on your list will take 15 minutes or less. Group those things together. 
Then there are longer things (writing, finishing a project, etc). Those each need at least an hour if not several hours.

Schedule Each Activity

  • Figure out the best time slot for each activity.
  • Whatever feels most urgent or necessary, schedule it first.
  • Schedule time to finish your work projects, even if they are due later in time.
  • Schedule time for your meals and for usual errands.

Anxiety Reliever

Scheduling your day won't take you long and will be a substantial anxiety reliever.

The day ahead won't overwhelm you and you will be able to focus and enjoy it.

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Be Present

Don’t let your mind wander, keep it in the moment, focus on what’s happening around or within you. 

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Do Less

Do less and focus on the more impactful, instead of the urgent. Don’t do everything on that list and don't pack your schedule full to reduce stress. 

Spend Time With a Loved One

Actually be with them, talk with them, bond with them. There isn’t much there will give you more joy than this.

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Jerry Seinfeld

“I think money is great. But physical and mental energy is the greatest riches of human life.”

Jerry Seinfeld

Personal Energy

Energy is everything. It goes beyond status, power, and money. Personal Energy is difficult to measure, as our energy levels vary.

There are 3 types of energy:

  1. Mental Energy: It is your ability to concentrate, pay attention and focus.
  2. Physical Energy: Ability to perform physical tasks
  3. Emotional Energy: Ability to feel compassion.

Managing Personal Energy

  • Mindfulness meditation is an excellent tool to improve our focus and awareness. We can enhance our mental energy by integrating our mind through meditation, instead of getting lost in scattered thoughts.
  • Physical energy can be enhanced with regular exercise, no matter what kind. 
  • Emotional energy is intensified by human interaction. Meeting new people and spending time with people with no particular agenda is a great way to stay positive and improve your energy levels.