Let’s face it, life is busy and goes by so fast it can be hard to keep up at times. This can mean that you need to start being more organized and planning in advance. Planning is vital for both the short and long term and can help you be much more happier and fulfilled. Yet if this is something that doesn’t come naturally to do, it can be a challenge knowing just where to begin. Planning comes in many forms, from your work to implementing an end of life plan should you become ill. If this is the case, get in touch with a certified life care planner who can help ensure you’re as happy and comfortable as possible. If you are wanting to start being a better planner, we have put together some top tips that should help you start.
Stop thinking you will just remember everything
We’re all guilty of making plans or having something we need to remember and thinking we will just remember it. This makes it easy to fall into a state of disorganization and means you double-book or just forget entirely. Instead, keep a calendar either digitally or in person where you can write down all you need to remember and what your plans are. This will help you keep on track and not become overwhelmed trying to think of all you need to do.
Aim for financial stability
Being financially stable requires careful planning and is something you should aim for in life. Write down any debts you might have and goals you want to achieve with your money. This way you can aim to pay off money you owe and aim for the savings you want. By having a clear path to follow and a plan to do this, it can help you achieve your goals.
Prioritize tasks and stick to your order until they are done
Too often when we have long to-do lists we choose to do the easiest tasks first, yet this can be counterproductive. Instead, write a list and prioritize the more difficult ones first. This way you can work through them and then have the easier ones to finish on. Work out how long each task should take and only do one thing at a time to avoid getting distracted.
These are just a few top tips that can help you to be better at planning. As with anything, being a better planner might be a struggle at first but once you start to foster positive habits you will find it a lot easier. By planning, you will soon enjoy a much more stable life both in terms of your work and at home and while you still can’t change the inevitable, you will be better prepared to deal with it when it comes. What are some of your top tips to being a better life planner? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you.