Do you wake up with a clear plan for your day? Does life just happen or do you have the means to make sure that you are getting things done? When you create an agenda, you’ll find more time to do things you want to do. So let’s get started organizing your day.
What is an Agenda
Your agenda is your plan for the day. It is equivalent to your shopping list for the day.
By following an agenda each and every day you will have successfully “organized your day and your life”. Each and every day, you will find that your goals become closer and closer to reality.
Here are some of the most common things that could be found on your agenda:
- Cooking (breakfast, lunch, or dinner)
- Working Out
- Cleaning the House
- Working on a Project
- Going to Work
- Walking the dog
- Daily Hygiene
How to I Start Creating My Agenda?
Look back at your action step from my first post in this series: Organizing Your Day: Setting Goals.
On that piece of paper you have a list of all the things you want to accomplish within the next year. Look over the goals that you have and think of all the daily tasks that you would need to accomplish in order to reach this goal. Here’s an example from my own personal list:
Health Goal: My goal for the next year is to lose 20 pounds. Daily duties that would help me reach this goal are–working out, cooking for myself instead of eating out, stop binge eating on the couch.
Business Goal: My goal for the next year is to establish my brand online. Daily duties that would help me reach this goal are–writing every day for 30 minutes, researching for an hour a day, and networking with successful people in the field.
Happiness Goals: My goal for the next year is to learn to be more present and happy. Daily duties that would help me reach this goal are journaling every morning over my coffee, planning more quality family time, and creating systems to give me more time to do things I want to do.
Action Step: Creating An Agenda
Look over the daily goals you wrote down from Organizing Your Day: Setting Goals. On a piece of paper organize the daily goals from the moment you wake up to the moment you sleep.
(For now, you don’t have to worry about putting in the breaks, I will go over that in the next post in this series.)
Here is what my agenda currently looks like:
- Wake Up
Remember this is a brief outline of what your final agenda will look like. Think of this as a checklist of the things you want to accomplish every day. I will cover how to incorporate things like hanging out with friends, relaxing and having a drink, and taking breaks later in this series.
Keep track of your daily activities this week. We will put them together better in the next part of this series. See you next week!