We all have faced deadlines, whether in school, spending time with friends, running errands, or simply logging onto a Zoom meeting.
We are all impacted by time, and time influences many decisions.
Can I tap snooze one more time? Must I really take out the garbage this moment? Do I have time to learn a few Mongolian words? Should I meal prep or just eat sandwiches?
Days. Weeks. Years.
The daily habits form patterns for weeks, months, and years ahead.
Why bother making a schedule? What if I still fail in perfectly achieving my day—with all the slotted details, goals, and tasks?
Schedules show me where my time goes and how much time I have available for duties, goals, and leisure.
Schedules never perfected my day. For a long while, I hated scheduling. That is, until I chose using my schedules and not allowing my schedules use me.
Schedules are not a road map, but a highlight of prioritized tasks in a suggested order.
With many tasks on my to-do-list such as Ubering, taking two online classes, packing, and preparing for teaching overseas, I need more organization and prioritization.
If schedules don’t work for you, try making them less rigid as a task master and more flexible as a master tool instead. Make your schedule work for you!
Task master or master tool: how are you using schedules?
Do your prefer writing out your daily schedule, or digitally organizing your day? I’d love to know which you prefer!