There are ways that you can improve the way you organize your life at home and at work. If you are looking for the most effective schedule for you, you might be looking for an eternity. This is because what works for some people, it just doesn’t work for others.
You need to consider your current needs and finds ways in which you are able to manage them effectively. Working with the time you have available is vital and often the main culprit for problems with scheduling is the ability to over book yourself.
Tips for effective scheduling
If you are going to schedule effectively then you need to know what you can accomplish and the time you have available. There is no quicker way to destroy any effective scheduling than trying to accomplish too much in a day. This is why that it is important to realise what is a realistic amount that you can accomplish and what you must say no to.
It is important that you give yourself enough time to accomplish the tasks in hand; if you give too little time then you are not going to get the task completed to your best ability.
The most important time that you must schedule, is the extra time for the brief exchanges between colleagues to report the day’s progress; ensuring that you have time in your working day to deal with these interruptions will mean that you have time to finish your work.
Home or work schedule accordingly
Apply the same principles to scheduling at home or work and you will live a more organized life at home whilst maintaining an organized working life too. Saying yes to more than you can realistically handle is going to cause problems in managing your day.
Effective scheduling focuses around the time you have available and the amount of tasks that you are able to complete. There are days when you might be able to do more and these days you can pull up your master lists and check off something extra, but having these added on your daily list and never completing them will give you the excuse to always pass on completing; only ever reschedule when you have no choice. If you are rescheduling activities on a frequent basis, this means you are scheduling too much into your day. You need to readjust the amount of tasks you are scheduling until you are back to a point where you are comfortably completing the day’s tasks.
If you prioritize each task, the most important jobs completed as soon as possible, will reduce the amount of pressure at the end of the day.
Therefore, by reducing the amount of tasks you have planned and prioritising the most important ones, can help create an effective schedule. However, there are times where no matter how much scheduling you perform there will be days when nothing goes to plan; these days will test your ability to pull yourself back on track with your work or family life.