–I've come to understand if you don’t schedule time, it's very likely that you won't even start it! I also allocate – I make sure I allocate a realistic amount of time for how long it will take (if you are unsure it is better to over estimate untill you get to grips with time management,) be honest or realistic don't budget 15 minutes for a task that in reality will take an hour.
When I come to action a task I stop all whilst in this dedicated time frame , I close down my email and notifications , turn off my phone and if it's a long task make sure I have a drink and a snack available. Spending this time writing my to do list, I also take the time to Judge why I am doing it, is the way I'm planning the most effective , is there any help or support I need and act accordingly, when reviewing my day if I haven't completed the task I review it and decide is it really needed, do I
Planning ahead just a few minutes every night gives me clarity for the next day, excitement knowing what is ahead and confidence I can achivie all I set my mind to.
Author - Linda Perry
Sharing my personal experiences of Journalling.