One of my New Year resolutions is to try and use a weekly planner for business. I love a good list, plans and I am really good with my diary. Got to put it in the diary or I forget and it doesn’t exist. I mean what is that after children you have a brain like a sieve. Is it the lack of sleep that your short term memory never recovers from?? Now that the school year is starting and we are getting back to routines and work I am determined to systematize my week. I am blocking it out in at weekly planner.
Here’s the pdf of the weekly planner I made to block out time. I am putting it on an A5 and sticking it on my desk. This way each week I know what I am doing on certain days. I have also put in the priority of my exercise which is also an important goal I am getting back to this year. Planners need to be customised and work for you. Last year I did a few of these up and blocked out time after the kids went to bed. Bong Bong wrong for me. By the time I had done the bath, dinner and bed. I was in my pj’s on the lounge having a cup of tea and simply did not have the energy to blog, do the internet etc. I just needed to wind down and watch MKR or some mind numbing reality show. I had the right idea of blocking it out but was the wrong time slots.
This year I have popped in my exercise and a few jobs on each day. I hope to achieve these when my toddler is sleeping or happily playing. Some of the area’s I am blocking out on my planner are blogging, social media scheduling, lead generation and follow up, sponsorship applications, admin day, filming and course creation. I think these are the big ones. I keep thinking of things but don’t want to overload myself as there needs to be time for appointments, networking, friends and of course housework (arrrghh).
My questions to you are what are you blocking out. Do you have a weekly planner? What time do you block out? What do you put in your weekly planner? Here’s to blocking it out in a weekly planner hopefully it does the trick this year.
Hope you and your kids had a great start to the first day of school yesterday.