Plan the day the night before so you can sleep at night

I don’t know about you, but I find I sleep more soundly when I’m not trying to work out what I have to do the next day.   I find the best way to be prepared for the following day is to take time to plan the evening before.

A good plan should focus on the priorities for your business with a balance of short and longer term tasks, supporting the business goals.  I often find that people forget to link their daily tasks and activities with their long term goals.  The key is to keep your goals in sight.  I put mine up in my office and in my electronic diary.

You might like to break down your tasks into important & urgent and non-urgent & important.

Urgent tasks need to be completed on the day, whilst non urgent are usually the bigger goals that can be done over time to hit the target date.  Both are important to successfully achieve your goals.

Also, focus on getting tasks that are, maybe, not so fun done first.  This means your day will just get better once the worry is gone.

Two good books to read on this topic are, ‘Focus’, by Jurgen Wolff and ‘Get Everything Done and Still Have Time to Play’, by Mark Forster

How will you plan tomorrow?  What tools will you use to manage the tasks so that they are completed?

You could use a piece of paper, a spreadsheet, or a diary of some kind.  With the introduction of office support equipment these days, there is no shortage of tablets and phones that can help.

If you would like to learn more about planning ahead, call me on 07766 080770 or email

About Alex Petty

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