I currently don't have the busiest schedule so I don't really plan too much. But when I did have a busier schedule I didn't plan as much as I should have. I'm trying to be better
15-30 minutes in the morning, including journaling to set my mindset for the day, aligning my daily tasks with my weekly goals, planning my to do list, and scheduling time for my events and tasks. I also spend an hour each Sunday planning my weekly goals (aligning them to my monthly goals), and handling all the chores to prepare for the week (planning food, finances, cleaning, etc. I subscribe to services for cleaning, laundry, and food so I arrange those each week).
Planning varies on what needs to be planned. Certain events in life needs longer time. As a rule I only spend 20-minutes planning basic daily/weekly tasks. Sometimes important aspects such as a piece of work that needs doing or planning a big life event this is going to take longer the more you plan the more successful it's going to be
Depends on what I’m planning for! My daily To Do lists typically don’t take longer than 10-15 mins as I’ve been doing them for several years. It’s easy to see what’s leftover from the day before when you’re consistent. If I have a big day ahead of me that requires being in a million places at once, I plan my day out by the minute; otherwise I know I’ll get sidetracked, & THAT takes a while.
For the day ahead (the night before it): about 5-10 mins tops. For the week ahead: maybe 15-20 mins tops. For the month ahead: it depends, but I could guess 30ish minutes and coming back to it as needed. Planning shouldn’t take longer than action, unless you’re setting up an action plan for a long-term project.
- What happens when you don’t have anything to do?
- Share your to do list templates/techniques
- How can I effectively stick to my to do list?
- What do you do when you don’t complete everything on your to do list? How do you not feel defeated?
- What to do items can you make into routines or habits instead?
- How do you balance making your to do list both feasible and inspiring? (If my to do list is only things I know I can get done in a day it is too simple and makes me not feel like I will achieve the things I want to
- I’m interested to know how many todo lists others have
- How far should I scale back my expectations when I fail? What if I fail every time for the rest of my life?
- How many items do you write in your To-do?
- How do you make time for yourself with 5 kids and a husband who works 12-14 hours a day?