In the turn of this year, I have put together some goals which I want to pursue and areas of my life I want to advance in. To meet these goals, or to work within these areas, I have created a daily programme which outlines everything I need to do by the hour. If I flow to this schedule, I can be sure that I will meet these goals and consider myself to be 'productive' or at least be heading down the right path. I reversed engineered this programme, that is, I worked out how long it'll take me to reach a goal in broke this down into a weekly dose that should soon build up to the ultimate goal.
One of the issues here is that I can never follow each daily schedule 100% this is because it doesn't really allow for any emergencies that arise, and it can't otherwise I might as well not have a programme as I can't foresee the future.
Say I have a total of 5 goals, and they're all spread out across the 7 days of the week, do I spend the majority of one day on each goal, some hours a day on all goals, or a week one goal at a time then repeat the cycle, or spend a few days on one goal then the next?
I have been trying to work with different combinations. Personally, I have found that keeping something consistent, ie, working with a goal for the day totally allows for more work to be accomplished that having those 4 or 5 hours stretched out across 5 to 7 days. I also do to the gym everyday in the evening so cross out 3 hours for that, along with an hour of compulsory reading a day so there is just about 4 of 5 quality hours after accounting for meal times etc.
Finally, we're heading to the mid-point of the year in a few days. It will soon be the longest day of the year, then the days will gradually begin to get shorter (depending on where you live). When I think about this, it is mind boggling, almost unbelievable. And regrettably I haven't achieved what I wanted to this year, despite losing an astonishing 6 months.