This is #7 out of 25 Tips to Become More Productive and Happy at Work.
Planning. Establish a routine of planning your week and your day. This will allow you to have your most productive week all the time. Start your day an extra 15 minutes early to do this planning everyday. Write down the top 1-3 important things you must do that day. Plan your upcoming week on Sunday evening. The weekly plan doesn’t have to be extremely detailed. Just include the major items.
One of my favorite Butter Bee Happy users (he’s one of my favorites because he was an early adopter and posts such cheerful happy thoughts all the time), EddieStarr, once posted this happy thought:
Planning your activities, for both work and play, gives you a plan to follow and a goal to achieve. You will also have something you can look forward to: either the completion of that activity or the activity itself will probably give you satisfaction.
Don’t forget to add a few question marks to your plan, to leave room for spontaneity.