Why Planning is Awesome
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Why Planning is Awesome

Often I think a lot about how much I enjoy planning and why that might be. There is something about my biweekly "Plan Week" sessions that puts me in a good mood and makes me feel great about my future.

There's always some insights I find in my weekly content creation and content consumption and when I was watching a video last week by Joey Schweitzer aka "Better Ideas", he talked about how when you have worries you delegate them to your subconscious, but when you journal you delegate those worries into the world.

That concept resonated with me very strongly when it comes to how I never really worry about the tasks I need to do because I have been so good at planning for the past few years. By planning twice a week as to when I am going to EXACTLY do tasks I seldom every think to myself, "Oh no I have a lot to do today."

The beauty of planning consistently is that you can see what you want to do in a day and can setup systems to achieve those daily tasks almost always. In the past 3 months of being home, I have checked off every item on my YouTube to-do list and daily habit trackers with about a 95% completion rate.

This is because as James Clear talks about in his book Atomic Habits "“You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.” As someone who constantly refines my systems on a consistent basis, I try my best to get more done every week by tweaking the systems I have and planning accordingly.

My recommendation to anyone looking to improve their system would be to pair a task management app like ToDoIst or Notion and combine it with Google Calendar. Plan out your tasks on a biweekly or even more frequent basis, and tweak things as you go along. Get out ahead of your tasks and delegate that worry of if you will get something done to your calendar and systems.

I hope you enjoyed me nerding out over planning and that you find the kind of systems that will benefit you on a daily basis.

Have an awesome week!

  • Demetri

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