Welcome back to the 37th episode of the Think Digital podcast!
On today’s podcast, we talk about daily planning. We all want to have productive days, but getting sidetracked is inevitable. In this episode, we tackle not only how you can accomplish your tasks and get back on track after distractions, but also how to get the feeling of productivity. This emotional aspect is also important because what we think of ourselves plays a big role in the science of productivity and how well we will perform long-term.
Today we will talk about a method for planning your days that I’ve created and have been personally following for a long time. Each day is planned out on a sheet of paper sectioned into 8 different parts. I start filling in this worksheet every morning, and it serves as a compass for my day.
The worksheet provides a daily road-map that encompasses gratitude, main tasks, motivation reminders, personal reflection and personal themes, daily schedule, note-taking, and achievements.
While unexpected events and distractions can still disrupt your day, having this daily road-map in place will help keep you focused and enable you to easily get back on track. By completing your main tasks each day, you’ll be constantly moving forward towards your long-term goals. Also, the worksheet will help you cultivate a positive mindset at the end of the day, giving you strength and motivation to keep pursuing these goals.
This process has been inspired by multiple people, books, and methods, linked down below. I hope that it also inspires and helps you get structured and reach your full potential. Whether you’re interested in trying out my daily road-map by incorporating all 8 categories, or you just want to get some general tips for having productive days and the right mindset for achieving your goals, I hope you enjoyed this episode of Think Digital.
If you’d like to try out the daily road-map, send an email to [email protected], with the subject line ‘Daily Structure’, and we will send you the worksheet.
What you’ll learn in this podcast episode:
– How I map out my day so that I can beat distractions. 2:30
– How I split one sheet per day into 8 categories. 3:20
– Gratitude is a buzzword, but there’s a reason for that. 5:24
– Why I set myself 3 main tasks each day. 7:15
– Why motivation reminders might be the most important section. 10.00
– How to identify personal themes and address them. 12:10
– How planning my calendar in advance gives me structure. 16:15
– Why have a space for jotting down notes. 17:45
– How to feel accomplishment and see how far you’ve come. 18:45
My inspiration sources for my worksheet method: