I find that I have my best weeks when I spend a few minutes on Sunday night planning for them.
What needs to get done?
What doesn’t really need to get done?
What’s the one thing, the one big thing, that if you do, everything else will fall into place?
Whatever tools, calendar, or type of list you use, fifteen minutes invested in prioritizing can save you many wasted minutes, even hours, simply because you’ll know exactly what to do when you sit down to work.
And, whatever your goals are, no matter how big, they can always be broken down into small, actionable steps.
Another question to help you figure out where to start:
Where do you want to be at the end of this week? On Friday, what is it that, if you’ve finished it, you’ll head into the weekend feeling great about ______?
Answer that now, plan for it, and, you’ll be on your way there.