Benefits of habit “End-of-work plan”

✓ Boosts productivity
✓ Promotes organization
✓ Saves time
✓ Relieves stress

First step:

Plan the next day 1 time


1. Today, at the end of work hours, spend 5 minutes planning your next day and note it on paper. Do this once this week
2. Next week, set time aside to plan twice
3. Keep increasing the number until you plan your next day every evening before leaving work

Helpful tips to make it a habit:

✓ Same time is key. Always allot those 5 minutes at the same time, so if you finish your work at 5pm, at 4:55pm is your planning time. Habit develops easier when there is a routine at the same time.
✓ Trigger your mind. Have the notebook you use to plan somewhere visible or stick a note on your monitor to remind you of your planning session.
✓ Let the app help. You may also use the reminder function in this app to let you know it’s planning time. The calendar function can also help you track days you missed planning, which will help you see how much longer you have until your habit is fully developed.
✓ Reward yourself. Once you’ve gone a full week of planning your work ahead of time, reward yourself by going out somewhere you haven’t before. Celebrate your new organizing skills and habits by using the time you managed to save effectively.

Tips for beginners:

✓ Use calendar notebook. It will help you track each day and will show off your progress easily.
✓ Prioritize. What tasks can be done in the morning and what should be done in the afternoon? Do you have any meetings that may interrupt your tasks? Make sure you know as much about your tasks as possible and prioritize them throughout the day accordingly.
✓ Short vs long. Each task has a time it can be completed in. An email might be sent in under 2 minutes, but a report could be put together in several hours or even days. Do the quick tasks earliest in the morning and double down on longer ones after that, so the smaller ones wouldn’t get in your way.