How to manage your Daily routine?

How to manage your Daily routine?

March 20th, 2019

Lots of dishes in your plate in the form of daily routine tasks? Do you want to eat all? Why not try managing them? Because without management, you won’t be able to eat a single one properly!

Yes, we are talking about your daily routine tasks. There are always dozens of THINGS TO DO in our to-do list. But most of us don’t manage them or prioritize them properly. Without any management, most of the important tasks are forgotten at a proper time.

So let’s discuss a few points which would be helpful for us to complete all the tasks properly and well managed!

1. Categorize your daily tasks

The first thing to manage your daily tasks is to categorize them. For example, you have few tasks to complete at your office time, few of them to complete at home, few on weekends, few less prioritized but important. To create a category according to your tasks.

For example,

Office:

  • Complete the Development of XYZ
  • Attend Meeting after Lunch

Home:

  • Clean the room
  • Spend at least 15 min with Family (without a mobile phone)

2. Prioritize and Schedule

Now give priority to all tasks in each category. When we say “priority”, we are saying to set the date and time to do that task! There are lots of tools available to give schedule your tasks. But remember, priority will be set by you.

  • Apple Reminders
  • Google Tasks
  • Google Keep
  • Trello
  • Any.do
  • Asana
  • Many more

Just pick one of these and start adding and scheduling your tasks. Almost all of these tools are also available as a mobile application.

3. Give a Buffer Time

Always remember to give a buffer time according to your nature. If you are one of those who doesn't strictly follow the tasks on their scheduled time, Set a buffer time.

For example,

Today’s To-Do:

  • Excersize
  • Complete ABC task at the office
  • Attend Meeting at the office
  • Complete XYZ at home
  • __Buffer (1 hour) __

The buffer means Free time! Set this time among your tasks so that if you miss any tasks, buffer time will be very beneficial to cover those tasks!

And if you are on the track, and your train is not late, enjoy your buffer time by doing your favorite tasks! :D

“Yay! I completed all tasks on time, now I can enjoy with my friends”

On the other side, if you have a buffer time left and tasks are done, you can start working on the tasks of tomorrow! This way you will have buffer time at the end of tomorrow! And doing so on may give you a full day to enjoy!

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4. Be Flexible

Flexible time tables are more successful. In other words, Flexibility means the Backup! This is similar to the Buffering but a lot more than that.

Not Flexible I have to read 10 pages of the XYZ book daily.

VS

Flexible I have to complete the XYZ book before 15th May.

In the above example, if you have set Not Flexible task, you MUST have to read 10 pages daily in any circumstances. Instead, if you set the Flexible task, you will have a flexible number of pages to read daily, so maybe it 10, or 100 or 0!

5. Reward yourself

Motivation also comes from the reward. Set rewards for yourself. So if you are complete this task or these number of tasks, you must have a gift waiting for you! Doing so will encourage yourself to do more and complete the tasks on time otherwise you won’t get the gift!

For example, If I will wake up in the morning at least 15 times this month, I will reward my self with a “Blackforest Pastry”.

On the other side, you can also set a punishment if you have that courage to follow.

6. Never Give Up

Yes, never ever give up even if you fail 100k times re-scheduling your tasks! Just learn with each failure. Analyze where you are not scheduling the tasks properly.

According to the areas of improvement, your timetable should be changed always. This will lead you to have a more flexible and successful daily routine!

Call to Action

Start scheduling your tasks now. Remember to add/write your tasks in such a tool which should be available on the web and phone both. Our recommended application is Any.do.

So what are you waiting for? You already have lots of tasks in your mind, then note it down somewhere. This is the habit of winners!

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