Have a notebook, then write down your goals, orders, deadlines, and other ideas, rather than just bringing them up to your keyboard to copy and paste. Don’t make it just a check box or something on your phone. Write it all down on paper and then move on to your future planning.
A note pad or sticky note helps too. This is the way that you organize your day and make sure you’re getting all your emails, appointments, and other work done.
Write the date in your hand. Don’t just scrawl it on a piece of paper but write it on your hand with your index finger and thumb. You may not have time to type it in but will still be able to see how far you’ve come or what you still need to do.
Establish the order of your day at the start of the day. For example, first do your emails, then exercise, then grocery shopping, etc. Also set up the frequency. What you do and when you do it matters. Be particular about what you do each time. You want to keep that pattern strong and consistent.
Hang onto your phone. Ditch the charger and take it out with you to save charging and keeping the phone in the same place all day.
Stretch the day. Take a few minutes at each time of day to stretch your muscles in an effort to maintain strength, endurance, and balance. Stretch before you eat. With the foods you eat, stretch it to insure that your body is getting what it needs for optimum health.
Wear your shoes. Do not try to be elegant and still walk the floor. Make a point to put your shoes on — however uncomfortable they may be.
Stretch every 20 minutes. This takes only five minutes. It may seem like a lot, but it is much more effective for you than going to the gym or going for a run. Most of us spend only 20 minutes or less exercising. Shower and brush your teeth at the same time every day. This way, you don’t spread stress on your joints if you run or jog or walk to the store.
Pay yourself. Use an automatic pay method to set aside money for savings, income, or to pay off debt. You can have your monthly bills automatically payed to your bank account every month. Just choose the time, you’ll be pleased with the results.
Play. Set aside some time every day to do something fun and relaxing, like listening to music, reading a book, watching TV, or enjoying your cats. Why not hang onto your favorite dishes of cake or cookies? Liven up your mornings with a quick walk and go for a run as you serve to make your day even more exciting.
Check your screen at the end of each day. If you keep anything on your computer, phone, or tablet, unplug it before bed. You could also have the lights dimmed to make it easier to fall asleep without distraction.
Time your day. Sleep in. You want to be as refreshed and rested as possible so that you’re ready for the rest of your day. Since you don’t want to oversleep, you have two choices: sleep in or take the morning off and get up an hour earlier. Start the day with a solid and organized morning routine.
Clean up after yourself. Drink at least eight glasses of water or water mixed with lemon juice and a little honey. Drink your meals, eat your snacks, and relax your body with exercise. It’s important to eat a varied diet to help get proper nutrition and with good eating habits your body will experience more energy throughout the day.
Wait and see. Commit to a deadline. Write it down in black on your calendar or notebook. Not only will you not feel tired throughout the day, but you will have the motivation to stick to the deadline without the low self-esteem that often accompanies procrastination. If there is a deadline for something, take the time to make sure that you reach it.