After we learned why planning is crucially important for our success and well-being, I'm going to
demonstrate how I do my planning routine. I use DayCaptain as tool, because it has been developed for
supporting exactly this kind of process. However, you can adopt this process to any other tool as well (but
I promise: you won't get close to being as fast as with DayCaptain).
Warning: when you become mindful of your breaks and how you spend your time, this might conflict with your
“I'm a heavy hustler and crunch 14 office hours a day”-attitude. The goal is not anymore to
keep you feeling busy while wasting time, but to make the most of your hours.
In this post I describe situations that I have gone through dozens of times, before I identified recurring
patterns. I realized for myself that when I actually have time to work on my things, I regularly end up in a
state of procrastination and feeling not productive at all. Even though I knew I was wasting a lot of time
at work, I used to tell anyone and especially myself that I don't have enough time for all the fun
things I would like to do.
In this post, I want to describe behavior patterns I observed from myself, and the supposed reasons for them.
I draw one conclusion from them: Set yourself up for success by having a definite action plan.