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The Top 5 Ways to Strategically Set Your Day Up for Success
These 5 tips will help you to Strategically Set your Day up for Success so you can face your day with strength and intention. You’ll be able to accomplish more because you’ll be prepared for the day and not reacting to it.
Setting your day up for success sounds pretty simple, doesn’t it?
Well then, why do we so often have days when we feel like we’re running around with our heads chopped off or are “nose to the grindstone” and still have gotten nothing accomplished?
There are a million things that come up in a day and how you prepare yourself for those interruptions and how you respond to those interruptions makes all the difference.
So let’s look at some effective and strategic methods to prepare yourself and set your day up for maximum success.
How to Strategically Set your Day up for Success
TIP #1: Go to bed around the same time every night and get enough sleep.
- This helps your circadian rhythm work more efficiently.
- You’ll get more effective rest and wake up more energized.
It may sound super obvious “get enough sleep” but so many of us don’t, so it bares repeating. We know we need more sleep to function better-it’s just not always easy.
TIP #2: Wake up a little bit earlier so you have time to start your day peacefully.
Give yourself the gift of extra time for yourself in the morning!
Starting your day with something for yourself allows you to begin fresh without stress.
If you can start your day on a good note, stress-free, then there’s a better chance that more of your day can fall in line and you won’t feel like you’re in reactive mode from minute one.
Some examples of early morning mindfulness activities:
- Drink your morning coffee in the nice peace and quiet of the early hours
- Stretch or do yoga
- Meditate and set your intentions for the day
- Make notes about what you want to accomplish that day
- Go for a jog or walk the dog
- Just do something for yourself in the quiet moments of morning before your family needs you
TIP #3: Set your intention for the day
You hear that word “intention” a lot nowadays, but do you know what it means and how it’s different from a goal?
In a nutshell, an intention is your Why or your Vision Statement.
Related Post: Read my IBA article “How to Ignite Your Vision for Optimal Success”
Unlike a goal that has a tangible result, an intention is more abstract—more feeling-based.
For example: A GOAL is: I’m going to sell X amount of product today, whereas an INTENTION is: I’m going to sell with conviction and honesty, making sure my customers get what they need.
So, set your intention for the day. How do you want to feel throughout the day? What will your driving force be?
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Tip #4: Plan your day out the evening or night before.
Look at your monthly goals then break them down into weekly and then daily goals. When you break down your goals, be sure to go a step further and break them down ino tasks that will help you reach that goal.
When you plan out your day, look at your goals for the day and if something comes across your desk that does not relate to accomplishing that goal, then you need to try and skip it or handle it during your “Buffer Block”
What’s a “Buffer Block?”
Tip #5 Schedule Buffer Blocks into your daily schedule
When I worked as Project Manager for Fortune 500 companies, I ALWAYS scheduled in blocks of time for buffer. Then if the project got delayed, we were usually ok because of the extra time that I always allowed for.
So if you find yourself being pulled in many different directions that seem out of your control, schedule “Buffer Blocks” into your day so you have quiet hours to either address spontaneous issues that pop up or even just catch up on work and emails.
Because we all know—there are always emails.
Now, over to you. What strategies do you use to set your day up for success? Leave me a comment below.
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HI! I’m a Shana, self-proclaimed Media Mixologist, wife, and mom to two little girls. I love to mix up cocktails of crafts, recipes, wellness, family and business with just the right amount of sparkle to help you shine everyday. So, grab a glass, and let’s celebrate the cocktail of life!
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