Lesson #164: Plan your day.

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So my older brother taught me this thing.

When you actually schedule out your day,

(It sounds horrible…….believe me I know)

you get a shit ton more done.

Like, I was actually the most productive today I’ve been in a while.

Structure seems really scary—and it kind of is—but if you’re anything like me, with lots and lots to do, it’s completely necessary and very helpful.

Here’s how it goes.

1. Plan out what you need to do or where you need to be, hour by hour, and stick to it.

2. If you work better for long periods of time and like to just knock it out all at once, factor that into your planning. If you get distracted or bored with your work easily, do an hour of work and then an hour of play, and alternate.

3.  Structure free time into your day. You’ll need it to stay sane.

4. If you need to, set an alarm on your phone for when each time period is up. I know it really works for some people, and I might try this sometime in the near future.

5. Finally, here’s the ingenious and non-threatening part my brother and mom let me in on: you can swap out time slots. If you end up lolly-gagging or hanging out with friends when you’re supposed to be working, have no fear. Just switch the time slots, and work later.

Even if you don’t do this every day, and just on the busy days, I promise you it will help.

Time management, guys. Is this adulthood?

Day 164.

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