Time Management: Planning
You can always improve on your planning skills:
What results to you want to achieve?
What do you need to reach achievement?
Are your priorities identified?
Estimate the "real" time of activities/priorities!
When will you do the activities necessary to achieve your results?
Flexibility ~ need allowance for the unexpected!
Prepare a plan for every week; but allow flexibility for interruptions, challenges, meetings and eating!!
Make a daily "to do" list - but list the difficult tasks or job priorities (first), to be accomplished. If you have a large project, do a strategic part each day; rather than 'close the door and "try" to complete it in 2 or 3 hours'.
Be prepared to start your day productively, by planning the night before ~ set out what you need:
clothing, reports, articles, print copies you want to take with you. Use Mapquest - plan to arrive 10 minutes early. Check the local traffic reports BEFORE you leave.