Planning and Scheduling
I hadn’t realized the importance of planning and scheduling for we anticrastinators. There are a couple of benefits that I can come up with right away, I’m sure there are more:
• Planning gets things off my mind so I can focus on the task at hand.
• A written plan or to-do list forces me to establish some goals for myself. I am more likely to follow through when I have set a goal. I’m way more likely to complete a goal if it is specific and written. For whatever reason, written goals are simply more likely to be achieved. It creates a real commitment to self that tends to bring about completion. Sharing it with others makes it even more likely to happen (try checking in here just once, you'll be amazed.)
• Scheduling allows me to create breathing room in my day. Apparently my perception of how much I “should