Tuesday, August 4, 2015

How to Design Your Day




The reason many of us long to become entrepreneurs is so that we can have the freedom to design our days. The good news is you don't have to wait to become a full-time entrepreneur to do that. In fact, you can start right now. Learning to design your day now can only help you in the long run. Before you know it you'll feel like a pro at it. Plus I always say it's better to be proactive than reactive, and designing your day will help you do just that. I've been making some changes recently to how I spend my time during the day and the small changes I've made so far have made such a huge difference. I've learned that there are a few key factors to consider when designing your day. Check them out below.

How to Design Your Day


1. Decide Your Direction


When it comes to designing, the artist often has a direction in mind. This direction may be based on a feeling, a trend, or just pure inspiration. When designing your day know what direction you'd like your direction to go in. You can do this by setting goals, making a to-do list, and deciding how you want to feel throughout your day.


2. Know Your Triggers


Designing your day means knowing your triggers. This is all about knowing what will distract you from accomplishing your goals.  Negative thoughts get you down, Facebook a major distraction, Instagram stealing your time? These area all of the things you'll want to be aware of.


3. Create a Plan


Now that you know your desired direction and triggers, you're equipped to design your day. Start by making a plan to complete tasks that you want or need to complete. Next, add important tasks that involve others. Complete your plan by adding in breaks and a few fun activities.


4. Commit to Your Plan


Planning is only the first step to really creating the design for your day. Once you actually schedule your tasks then you're in business. You have now officially designed your day, and creating and sticking to the schedule is how you will hold yourself accountable.


5. Adjust as Neccesary 


Remember to always allow flexibility. The great thing about designing your own day is that when necessary, you can change direction. 



Do you plan to start designing your day instead of just living? 



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1 comment:

  1. This is great advice, Kelley! I need to be more proactive about "designing my days," starting with knowing my triggers so that I can remain focused. Thanks for sharing!

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