At the end of the summer, I read the book “Jedi techniques” and began to apply it in life. But only now I was finally able to harmoniously fit most of the techniques for planning, increasing efficiency and working from the book into life and understand it to the end.
The book tells about how our brain works and how we are arranged. In each of us there is a Man and a Monkey. And gives practical advice on how to make a Monkey act for the benefit of Man, and not vice versa.
Even before this book, I tried to organize my life, work, entertainment, and travel competently. Usually these attempts generated a bunch of individual plates and lists that were crossed out half with great enthusiasm and then forgotten on a distant shelf. At the next general cleaning, these signs were found and caused bouts of anguish and self-flagellation, since the job was not done, forgotten, and now it is no longer relevant. There was an acute sense of lost time.
Then I decided to learn how to fulfill my plans and read several books on time management. Books kind of gave an epiphany and again a new table came into my world. Guess what happened to her after a while?
And then I read "Jedi Techniques" by Maxim Dorofeev and my previous mistakes became extremely clear.
· Lack of a system, a clear plan and clear formulations
· Lack of habit of living according to plan
· The lack of motivation that is understandable to me personally
I found it easy to bother with motivation. I want to live a full life and be happy. To do things that bring me joy, benefit and pleasure. Both in work and in life. And not to do something that makes me unhappy or does not correspond to my inner ideals.
With the habit, everything was also clear. You wake up, pour coffee and see what your plans for the day are. And it's better to do it in the evening. Well, follow the plan. It sounds easy, and overall it's simple to perform. If there is confidence in the need.
And then the last, most difficult point for me intervenes. A clear system and a clear plan that I will trust. And the ability to formulate tasks correctly. This point took a long time to learn.
Over the past 5 months, I have tried about 5 places where I wrote down my tasks. New every month. It was particularly difficult to separate personal tasks and work tasks. I tried to duplicate them, but it only took time.
As a result, there are several documents left.
1) A plan for a month and a plan for a week for a working project. There are both regular tasks and large large projects. All tasks are divided into work areas: website, advertising, planning, analytics, etc.
I have changed the wording of tasks, formatting and appearance many times. As a result, it turned out to develop a convenient and understandable system in which I navigate and do not lose tasks. I enter my inbox in the same place, and then I sort it out. I look at the table and supplement it every working morning. I mark today's tasks, set priorities and begin implementation. When I finish the task, I immediately mark it in the table and proceed to the next one.
Thus, not only me, but also colleagues and the client can navigate in my list. In online mode, see the progress on tasks and follow the link to the task or document.
2) The personal task book also eventually caught on in Google Tables. But before that, there were many options: from planning and Scrum programs to large paper weeklies and small gliders. I even brought one glider to Thailand. But as a result, none of these options turned out to be convenient for me personally.
Well, if it was clearer for work tasks, then what to do with personal ones was completely unclear. But at some point I decided to just transfer my work experience to my personal life and everything worked out.
I divided my life into spheres. I also made two tables – one with global plans and a course of development, and the second with tasks for the week. These plans include all areas of life, including work tasks for training and blogging. Anything that doesn't fit the definition of project work.
As a result, everything is in one place. I can also watch all my tasks and plans in the morning. The main thing is not to forget to record the rest in this table.
The realization that my planning was really finally working properly came when I returned home on another Friday. I was very tired. A busy working week, active training and a lot of nerves against the general nervous background in Russia. I didn't want to do anything at all, but I remembered that there were still tasks for today in the task book.
With a sigh of sadness, but determined to finish the plans, I opened the notebook. It said:
· Take a bath
· Delicious food
· Watch the series
And at that moment I realized that I was on the right track. These items are exactly what I'm missing right now. And happy went to perform.
Since then, I have not forgotten to add tasks for recreation and pleasant entertainment to the plan. And I try to plan my days so that there is time for recovery every day.
I know for sure that my system is not perfect right now. The time will come, and I will change the logic again, add details and somehow change it. But the main thing is that thanks to this book, I began to plan my life and work so that the important things are not lost and are done by me on time.
Life has become happier and more interesting. And the disappointment in yourself from unfulfilled plans comes less and less often.
And how do you plan your life?
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