I like to hit the ground running on Monday morning.
If I want to do that, I need to spend some time on Sunday evening planning my week.
- I set my four goals for the week. I do this again on Friday evening or Saturday morning for the weekend. These goals usually involve current projects. By necessity a goal must be part of a project. If I'm trying to "read more" - that's not a project, and it's not a good goal. If I'm trying to finish Moby Dick by the end of the week, that's a project, and a good goal.
- I update my daily scorecard with the current week's four goals. What gets measured gets done.
- I book time on my calendar each day to work on the big 4. This keeps the urgent from crowding out the important.
- I book time on my calendar to exercise. I want to make sure that good things go into my mind and my body. That means eat right, read and learn new things and exercise (and so much more).
- I pack my workout clothes for Monday. This is actually a daily event.
- If I have the time, I also pick out the shirts and pants I will wear for the week and arrange them in the closet. This is a sometimes thing. Right now it involves looking up the weather forecast to decide short vs. long sleeves, so I generally go on a day by day basis.