"Every one minute you spend in planning will save you at least three minutes in execution."
Author, Crawford Greenwald
Planning is something I personally struggle with. This quote really hit home for me. I'm great at spontaneous events. In fact, last night we had around 17 people at our house. We simply sent out a text the night before stating that we wanted one last party at our house before we move. We are selling our house at the beach and moving to the mountains (just 45 mintes away).
Obviously, I waste alot of time wondering "what next". Just last week I put blogging on my schedule every Monday and Thursday. I also put in one facebook post per day. If it's on my schedule, it gets done. If it isn't, well, I am certainly not time efficient.
I have also heard that it is a good idea to write down TODAY/TONIGHT what you need to get done TOMORROW. Making that a habit means less mental stress, more productivity and probably more money when it comes to work. If you put your weekly tennis game in your schedule, that's going to add to your mental and physical health. If you put dinner with your mom or weekly date night with your spouse, that adds to intimacy and relationship well being. I'm gonig to give it a go! Of course, I'll have to put it in my calendar!
What's on your planning agenda?