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Are you always have a hard time being on schedule or keeping to the plan?
Below are seven tips on how you can set your agendas
1. Have A Plan
Never wake up clueless, not knowing where to start and the direction you are headed. Set an agenda to identify the pending tasks, scheduled meetings, the call you are to make, and more. You should plan your day on the previous night before sleeping. Determine how you are to complete your projects, and you will wake up feeling ready and confident about the day’s activities. Furthermore, it will help you stay punctual because you have prioritized your work to ensure you complete the very crucial ones within their respective timelines.
2. Pick What To Wear And Pack Your Bag The Night Before
It will help avoid the hassle of deciding the day’s wardrobe choices and what to pack, thus keeping you from running late. Moreover, you will be at ease with the knowledge that you are less likely to pick the wrong outfit or miss out on anything when packing.
3. Prep Yourself Mentally
Eat light during dinner, making sure it is at least two hours before sleeping. You also should try and rid your mind of clutter by engaging activities such as reading, a relaxing soak, or listening to soothing music. Stir away from digital displays, meaning avoid using your laptop, smartphone, iPad, or TV at least an hour before bed. If you must use these devices, try to filter the blue light by dimming the screens. According to research, exposure to blue light has been found to suppress the product on melatonin, a hormone the body produces to regulate sleep. Such a bright light will impact your rest, keeping you awake for hours.
You should get at least seven hours of rest, and you should plan accordingly if you need more hours than this. When you are ready for a restful slumber, prepare your mind on when to wake up as you set the alarm. Positive affirmations are one way of preparing yourself mentally so that you wake up early without a hassle. Tell yourself, “I Will Wake Up At 5 am,” repeating this in your head severally before going to bed and when closing your eyes to sleep. It will subconsciously tune your biological clock, helping you wake up at the set time. To be on the safe side, set your alarm.
4. Wake Up Immediately When The Alarm Rings
Even though alarms have the snooze button or option, they are not the purpose of setting the alarm. The idea here is not for you to jump out of bed immediately instead of hitting snooze. You can give yourself around two to three minutes, laying there thinking of your day’s activities. But if you are a snooze-addict, you can use different apps that will help you wake up.
For instance, some alarm apps will have you doing some math when snoozing the alarm, taking you through several steps, thus helping you wake up in the process. Do not get tempted to delete the app due to frustrations. You can consider using a nifty wristband that tracks your sleep pattern and wakes you up at your lightest part of your slumber, timing it around your preferred wake-up time.
5. Adhere To A Fixed Daily Routine
Setting a schedule that you will not follow makes no sense. But keeping to the plan will make you more product and life more manageable. Having a daily routine can help you have an easy time engaging in your morning tasks. It will ensure you are always on time. Adopt such behavior, and this can improve your life for the better in the long run. This is a great work time tracker, you will find your efficiency and focus improve no end.
6. Move From One Task To Another Swiftly
Taking a break from work now and then, especially in-between your task as you complete one and move to the other, is acceptable. However, do it while knowing that you are to handle next. Avoid taking aimless breaks because they tend to turn in a procrastination habit. Once you are done with a project and head for lunch, determine what you want to eat or whether you will take a ‘power nap.’ The idea is to avoid having delays when doing what you have set out to accomplish as per your plan. That way, you will always be on time.
7. Do Not Be Over-Optimistic
You are bound to get late and make errors when you overthink things or being over-optimistic. You might think you have 25 or 15 minutes to leave the house only to find that you are running 10 minutes late. Be realistic when setting the time. Consider clocking your watches to run roughly five minutes ahead and develop the habit of thinking that you must do things ten to fifteen minutes before the agreed time. That bit of tension will help ensure you never run late.