Daily Planner

I’m not much of a planner, well except when planning a vacation with my boys but otherwise I’m not much of a personal daily activity planner. I just go by as the day approaches.

I know this sounds disturbing for a blogger, but this explains my lack of consistency and content. I am more of a spontenous person, i think and write immediately. However, if I am being honest, this kind of lifestyle has not given me much peace with what I hope to achieve blogging. And not only blogging, but in life.

Planning for the day ahead is important, it limits chaos, it prevents being too busy occupied yet not productive (that’s most definitely me), it allows one to prioritise and manage time effectively. Daily planning helps one develop consistency and is a performance evaluator. It gives purpose to the day ahead and focus to an individual.

Like I said, I am not a daily planner or organiser nor do I own a diary or day planner file but…. with the results of my poor time management skills and unproductive chaos in my life, I am desperately seeking to get myself into organising what i wish to do and not just think it and then brush it off when something else comes up. I NEED THIS CHANGE!

But where do I begin?

I’d like to know how you diarize your day or plan your day. What is in your daily planner?

What guidelines can I can follow to get started?

Do I really need to get a diary or daily planner file?


5 thoughts on “Daily Planner”

  1. Hi Zanele, it is a good thing to realize what you need to do and how it is affecting your life. With that said, don’t be too hard on yourself and don’t compare yourself to others. You sound like a spontaneous and fun person. I, on-the-other-hand, am a deep thinker and very organized so planning my day is easy. My husband is like you, and like you, he complains at the end of the day about getting nothing done. He is now very proud of himself for making a list of things that need to be done or that he would like to do. He finds joy in looking at his list and checking things off. Sit down and write a list of all the things you want to do (fun and work), then categorize them (i.e. In the house, yard, garden, work, kids, family, etc.) Next, prioritize each category so the most important gets done first. This will give you an incredible sense of accomplishment.

    Since blogging is one of your life goals, then write down what your focus is going to be and maybe write one post a week to start. I choose to submit a post every Friday. On Monday or Tuesday, I write what I believe God has put on my heart. I keep all my posts focused on a problem and a solution from God’s Word, which ties into my theme of transforming our thoughts and healing our memories. Keep your posts 1000 or fewer words so people will want to read them. Then on Wednesday, I look at what I wrote and rewrite or add to what I wrote. On Thursday, I edit it using a free editor called ProWriting Aid, which is free just go to https://prowritingaid.com/, or if you want to purchase a premium license you can click on this https://prowritingaid.com/en/App/Purchase?rf=10&mafid=794645. I also use another free editor found at https://www.grammarly.com/. Once I edit my post then I copy it into my blog site, but I do not publish it until the next day. I read over it again and make any additional changes, then I publish it. Follow the “The Art of Blogging” https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/81974607 he has a lot of good suggestions and is very helpful. I hope my suggestions help.

    I see your started following my blog, thank you. I don’t get to say thank you very often. I hope you find it encouraging. My next post is going to be about the cancer of resentment and how you don’t realize it is in you. God Bless,

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    1. Thank you so much for your insightful comment this does help me greatly!!! I’m inspired and looking forward to a fresh start.
      May God bless you greatly and continue helping us heal. You just blessed my thoughts and restructured my focus.


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