I have the most wonderful dog in the world! (And the other members of my household would agree). Every day, he gets walked at least three, if not four times. That’s somewhere between 21 and 28 walks each week! Of all of those twenty-something walks each week, the early morning walk on Sunday mornings is my very favorite.
Now, you are probably wondering what walking the dog has to do with getting organized…..let me explain.
Early Sunday mornings in my neighborhood, there are few (if any) people out and practically no cars. The half hour that I am out walking the dog is my time to plan out the coming week. The solitude gives me an opportunity to think about my goals and what I want to accomplish in the coming week. It gives me a chance to think about the appointments I have scheduled and plan time for the other things I want to get done.
Regardless of whether or not you have a dog, I encourage you to set aside a half hour at the start of each week to plan your week. Determine what tasks and goals you want or need to complete that week, and actually schedule time for them. It’s easy to say “I have to do X”; however, you are much more likely to actually accomplish “X” if you enter time for that task in your calendar. Most of us spend more time thinking about our “to do’s” than actually doing them. Planning and scheduling enables you to cross that item off your “to do” list.
Have a productive week!