A whopping 92 percent of people don’t achieve the goals they set.
Are you one of these people? If yes, there are likely a couple of reasons you’re always coming short. Perhaps you set goals that are simply unachievable within a certain timeframe. Or maybe you don’t put in the work required to achieve those goals.
If your reason has something to do with not putting in the work, we are here to help. Did you know setting up a weekly time schedule can go a long way?
Continue reading to learn why it’s important to make a weekly time schedule.
Have a Clear Picture of Your Week
Do you ever wake up on a Monday morning unsure of what the week has in store for you? Maybe you have a meeting later in the day, a workshop on Wednesday and a seminar on Friday, but you have no clue.
If this sounds like you, a weekly time schedule is all you need. One look at the schedule and you have a clear picture of the activities lined up for the week. You’ll not miss any important events or appointments.
Perhaps you’re saying “Well, I’m a forgetful person. Even if I have a clear picture of my week, I will still forget what’s coming up.”
There’s a simple solution. We’re in the digital age, which means there are digital schedules. All you need to do is set up an event and the app or software will remind you in advance.
Good for Proper Time Management
On the surface, time management looks like an easy skill to master.
Got a class at 5 p.m.? Good, you will be there at 5 — or so you think.
But somehow you find yourself going to class 30 minutes late or missing it entirely. You have poor time management skills!
What you’re missing is a weekly time schedule. With this schedule, it’s far easier to plan your activities and manage your time. For instance, if you have a 5 p.m. class on Friday, and today is on Monday, you’ll make a mental note about the class. When Friday comes, you’ll have the awareness or presence of mind to work through the day knowing a class is coming up later in the day.
Provides a Blueprint to Your Goals
You probably know about the importance of setting SMART goals. However, regardless of how smart your goals are, you won’t reach them if you’re taking steps towards them.
For you to achieve a goal, you need to lay out a strategy. Flesh out the steps you’ll take. Next, break these steps into daily or weekly activities.
This is where a weekly time schedule comes in.
If you’ve got a goal you need to achieve in 6 months, a weekly time schedule will enable you to break down what you will be doing every week, as well as the amount of time allotted to each activity.
Excited about making this schedule? Check out this weekly schedule template.
You Need a Weekly Time Schedule
Making a weekly time schedule might seem like a waste of time, but it isn’t. It can help you achieve your goals, improve your time management skills, and even make you a more organized person.
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