The practice of doing weekly and daily planning are imperative when we want to improve our power of focus – getting the most important things accomplished. The four-step process we advocate when using our iPhone app Today and Not Today can be applied to weekly planning.
Here’s a quick tutorial on how to use the same four-step strategy when planning out your week.
What I know about time management I have harvested through my lack of time and focus management. Many of these lessons were hard-earned.
Asking my mind to function in an abstract-random manner is easy. Asking it to move into linear thought patterns takes more effort.
It’s a good thing that I’m a gifted “connector” who can tinker with what might be un-related concepts and meld them together creating useful insights, tools, and strategies.
I was able to take my hard-earned knowledge from time management, and blend it with the neuroscience concepts I learned as an educator. I took the notion of left and right brain facilitation and added my creative means of staying on focus and the outcome produced the planning tool known as Today and Not Today.
Recently a client asked to me share with him the background and thinking that birthed this tool. So, I spent about eight minutes and in a lucid stream of consciousness gave him what he asked for.
Luckily, he recorded our conversation. And because he is a generous man, he agreed that I could share this information with you.
He and I hope that it will prove useful as you work to enhance your daily and weekly planning.