In order to make full use of our time, we should plan our time effectively for maximum results. This depends on the quality of our plan.
Before starting to plan our time, you should be clear on the following:
- What is my long-term goal? What is that I want to be in 8 to 10 years time?
- What is my medium term goal? Out of the next 10 year goal, what I am going to accomplish within the next 4 to 5 year?
- What I should accomplish within the next 6 months time so that I am nearer to my five-year plan?
- What should be my focus for the next week?
Once you are clear on the above, then there are many tools. If you go to any stationary shop you can see the following:
Diaries: do not just buy any diary. Check if the structure of the diary fits your profile and responsibility in life. It is like choosing a shoe any foot wear. If not chosen properly, it may pinch you!
Weekly planners: you will find tabletop weekly planners showing time slots and schedules.
Daily sheet planners: you will find to-do list and daily organizing materials. Even a normal notebook will serve this purpose.