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HOW DO YOU STRUCTURE YOUR DAY

Monday, June 06, 2011

NEED TO FIND STRUCTURE IN MY DAY. IN BETWEEN JOBS I'VE GOT THE TIME TO ACCOMPLISH A LOT BUT FIND MYSELF EXHAUSTED BEFORE I EVEN GET STARTED. I MAKE A TO DO LIST BUT I DEVIRT AND FIND MYSELF DOING SOMETHING THAT IS NOT ON THE LIST. emoticon

IT IS GREAT TO CHECK OFF A JOB DONE BUT SOMETHING ALWAYS SEEMS TO GET IN THE WAY...

PLEASE HELP AND SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS AND SUGGESTIONS THAT WILL ALLOW ME TO FIND SOME REAL DESIPLINE emoticon
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  • no profile photo CD8158758
    Alot of good ideas here! I write a daily list for the whole week. On days I know I have more time, I add an extra item or two to be done. I am one of those people who hates to let things go, but as I have gotten older I don't let it stress me out, so I take it day to day. I have bad knees and a bad back, so my husband gets a longer list -haha. Of course, he ignores most of it and wants to act like the chore isn't there-MEN! Most days, I love to come to SP and so that I don't sit too long, I get up about every 15-30 min while on the computer and do a simple task that needs to be done-like fold laundry & put it away, unload the dishwasher, dust, etc. It is not good to sit too long for anyone! I wish you success! emoticon
    3616 days ago
  • KYBOURBONGAL413
    I just (re)found this Spark article and thought I'd share:

    http://www.sparkpeopl
    e.com/resource/motivation_artic
    les.asp?id=355

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    3621 days ago
  • JUDITHWITHROW
    Declutter your surroundings. Many unorganized people own too many things.

    I routinely get rid of half of the things in my:
    bedside table
    closet
    bookshelf
    kit
    chen drawers
    kitchen cabinets
    desk
    video/dvd shelves
    basement
    garage
    R>My YMCA has a Goodwill drop off box in their parking lot and it has become my best friend.

    I start the day and end everyday with a to do list.

    I give myself permission to spend 30 minutes in bed reading in the morning.

    On my bad days "arthritis pain", I set my blackberry alarm and work on a task for 30 minutes then rest for 30 minutes.

    On my really bad days, I set my alarm and work on a task for 30 minutes and rest for an hour.

    Resting involves reading, computer or watching a dvd. emoticon
    3628 days ago
  • KYBOURBONGAL413
    Finding ways to make my life more efficient has been a personal challenge for years. I find the only way I have a chance to succeed is by lists and routines.

    It took me nearly 6 months to get into a morning routine that actually allowed me to accomplish all the things I wanted to “cross off” in the mornings. But eventually through a lot of trial and error, I figured out the best time for me to wake up and the best order of things. Now, I actually find I enjoy mornings...

    I will often start of the week with a check list I create in Microsoft Word – complete with check boxes. I’ll list all the things I want to accomplish for the week (usually I sort them by categories: Errands, Cleaning (broken into area), Projects, etc). Then, I’ll prioritize from the entire list just what I want to accomplish for one day. This way, I always have the whole picture in front of me, but I only have to worry about crossing off the few items I’ve deemed most important in the one day. And if I happen to have extra time, I can try to get ahead of the game by working on a few of the other items. I keep my checklist saved on my desktop at work so it’s easy to add items if needed.

    A lot of the battle is trying different organizational tools and systems until you tweak the concepts to work for you. No doubt it’s a process, but it’s quite rewarding when you find the right mix!

    Good luck!
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    3629 days ago
  • SEDONACAT
    Make a goal of checking off only 1-2 things from the list per day so it doesn't seem over-whelming. Just crossing 1 off may give you the motivation to do 1 more.

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    3629 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/6/2011 8:43:49 AM
  • FYRCOP
    I tend to take things as they come. When I do plan ahead my activities for that day or period are centered around the plan. I'm not one to "schedule" daily, hourly activities. My life's too "impromptu" filled for that.

    Good luck though. I'm not sure what to tell you other than to live each moment as it happens and enjoy it.

    Dennis

    Stay focused, keep moving and walk, walk, walk.
    3629 days ago
  • ANNESNEWLIFE
    Maybe you could start with a very small "to do list". Maybe you only have one thing on that list today. Checking it off will feel great and get you motivated. Then add one thing at a time, pay attention to your energy levels so that you can decide how many things should be on your list. Good luck! :D
    3629 days ago
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