After over a year of life being unpredictable and confusing, it is understandable that a lot of us are struggling to get into a normal, pre-pandemic, routine. Most of us had to create an at home work space due to office closures and had to figure out how to run a school within that space too. Now, as the world slowly opens back up and we all adjust to a new normal for the upcoming school year, it has become abundantly clear how important schedules and organization are. It is easy to get caught in the shuffle leading to disorganization and stress. If there was a way to relieve that chaos and be ready to take on any task at hand, wouldn’t you want to know what it is?
The Importance of Creating a Schedule
Having a general idea of what you have to get done in a day is a pretty good start when it comes to scheduling, but creating a real schedule with time deviations and realistic goals is the only way to truly optimize the hours you are awake in a day. Also, creating an effective schedule ensures that you have enough time for essential tasks. Each day, we can guarantee that there are at least a couple things that must get done before that day ends. Implementing specific and organized time slots for those tasks to be completed guarantees that they can be checked off your to-do list. Having a set schedule allows for optimal work-life balance. If you struggle to set aside time for doing things you love with people you love, it is likely that you will lead a life that you are not proud of. With a schedule however, you can create a visual for yourself that ensures time for everything important in your life. One example that we love is BLUEPRINT, a DIY downloadable party planning roadmap that’s great for kids’ parties. This easy to use tool helps you stay organized and on budget creating a magical day for the birthday child and guests. We love the timeline feature that guides you and the high energy games where everyone feels included.
Organize Your Workspace
If you can get the scheduling and planning down, you are definitely on your way to a more productive and stress-free life. To add to that success, it is important to be organized and have structure in other parts of your life too, especially when it comes to an at home office or learning space. To start, you should have a work space that motivates you and has all of your necessities. Creating a space with all that you need will limit distractions during the work day. Also, having a space that you want to spend time in makes completing a task seem less daunting. Customizing your space is an amazing way to accomplish that. You can start by putting up pictures on your wall of family, friends, pets, or even motivating phrases. Adding a custom desk pad from Love Desk Mat can also elevate your space. Prioritize creating an environment where you can see yourself getting things done.
Start A Sleep Schedule
A sleep schedule is when you go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends. Erratic sleep patterns can often leave people feeling tired and can eventually affect your health. A sleep schedule helps you maintain the timing of the body’s internal clock and can help you fall asleep and wake up more easily. You are more likely to be focused, efficient and organized if you feel well rested. According to Dr. Jason Loth, co-founder of SpineAlign, every person is different and knows what works for themselves. He recommends picking a bedtime and a time to wake-up, and then sticking to it as much as possible. This is an easier habit to create when you start your schedule gradually. Dr. Loth is also an advocate for proper sleep posture as a way to ensure restorative sleep, so make sure you have an adjustable pillow and a luxury hybrid mattress for the ultimate experience.
Studies have shown the immense benefits creating a schedule can bring in order to have a stress-free life. Schedules allow individuals of any age to feel in control of their environment. If you are aware of what needs to get done and when, the likelihood of not having to worry about completing that task is much higher. Follow the advice of the experts and be open to trying out new digital tools. In a few easy steps you’ll be well on your way to success!