How do you plan your day?

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Tips and insight into staying on top of your day and making the most out of your time.

 

 

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Ashlee Christian

Do you have any daily rituals or routines that you use to stay organized? Share them!

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  • Anthony Marra

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  • Prasad Reddy

    I will plan a day with priority works. I can plan for Daily tasks, Meetings, ...

Ashlee Christian

Anyone out there use the 45/15 rule for planning out their day? I'm all for productive procrastination!

Use the 45/15 rule for productive procrastination

Unless you are lucky enough to have a personal management robot (million dollar idea right ...

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  • Laura Murphy

    @Scott - that's such a good point. Sometimes I tell myself I'm taking a "social ...

  • Ann Arbaugh

    Thanks for the tip. I'm new in this and need to get some kind of ...

Deborah Burnley

I get a regular newsletter from MakeUseOf.com It's a great site for freelancers. When it comes to productivity, this a very helpful post.

8 Timeless Tips for Freelancers Struggling with Productivity

Freelancing is a constant battle between your inner self and the fight to stick to ...

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/8-t...

Comments
  • Marie Poulin

    This might be relevant for some of you :) http://mariepoulin.com/blog/design-your-ideal-week-increase-productivity/

  • Danna Cruzan

    Thanks!

Ashlee Christian

Sometimes you have to procrastinate, but you can do it in a way that is beneficial and still gets things accomplished. Productive procrastination for the ...

How to procrastinate productively

Humans are wont to procrastinate, it’s just in our nature. We are easily distracted creatures ...

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Laura Murphy

2016 New Year's Resolutions?

As a freelancer, New Year's resolutions seem especially redundant - we're working on self-improvement year round! So, instead of a traditional resolution, I like to ...

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  • John Hardy

    Rebranding all of my profiles and starting a mentoring business.

  • John Hardy

    That is definitely something I will need as well.

Laura Murphy

Hey freelancers! What do you think of a warm-up routine? Do you have one before getting down to business? Does it vary depending on the ...

Fight procrastination with a warm up ritual

I have never understood those people who jauntily stroll into the gym, put down their ...

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John Hardy

Craig Jarrow, the "Time Management Ninja" has a newsletter that comes out on Sundays. He has great tips. www.timemanagementninja.com

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  • John Hardy

    You're welcome, you just need to sign-up for the newsletter and you will get it ...

  • Scott S. Young

    Though newsletters, books etc on time management is great, but the main thing is to ...

Kevin DiCamillo

I break my day up by using the ancient horae canonicae: at midnight (Matins) I work to wrap up the day and begin the new ...

Mark Root-Wiley

I'm a WorkFlowy addict and so use it for weekly and daily planning. There's an outline of my weekly review and daily schedule outlines I ...

The Weekly Review | Blog | MRW Web Design

After a string of really technical posts, I thought I'd write about a productivity practice ...

http://mrwweb.com/weekly-review/

Comments
  • Ashlee Christian

    This is great! I love how it is essentially an outline with collapsable sections. Especially ...

  • Joyce Klemperer

    Thanks for this - I really like the flexibility. And of course I love to ...

Sarah Sather

A new year and the 2016 you!

With so many ways to connect, it's great to be mindful of how and where you're connecting. Check out this blog post by Laura Murphy ...

10 ways to be a more connected freelancer in 2016

1. Become a SPARK co-leader Put growing your local network on the fast-track by becoming ...

https://www.freelancersunion.org...

John Hardy

I make out a schedule every night for my day ahead , revise it if needed and then I do one for the week ahead ...

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  • Scott S. Young

    I don't make a schedule every night, however I do like to revised my work ...

  • John Hardy

    Scott, I do that as well. I have to make out a schedule every night ...

Scott  S. Young

I've been freelancing successfully since 2008, what I find works is leave my studio in the morning. Check my emails at a coffee house with ...

R. Clayton McKee

I've noted that, contrary to all the "rules" for "creatives," HABIT can be a wonderful friend to have, especially for minor repetitive boring tasks. I ...

Anthony Marra

Hello community, I would just like to start by wishing everyone a good morning and good day. I tend the start my days by planning ...

Ashlee Christian

7 brain hacks to increase productivity!

dalexis peguero

Meditation is essential

As freelancers stress plays a huge role in how efficient we can work. I believe every freelancer and person in general should mindfully meditate at ...

How to meditate for Beginners

If you are a beginner in mindful meditation and you need a guide on how ...

http://yourmindfulblog.com/begin...

Robin Rauzi

Any Pomodoro Method people out there? I find I do really well with it, and then I fall off the bandwagon. Tips for sticking with ...

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  • Eric Pulsifer

    Funny thing. I used an early version of the Pomodoro method years ago, called the ...

  • Scott S. Young

    How about just a good old pen and notebook. Writing it down clearly gets it ...

Denise Ransome

I'm a project manager and I start my day with a to do list. If I've not finished something from my list the day before, ...

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  • Jessica Richards

    Great tips, thanks for sharing! Harvest looks very promising... I'm also a project manager and ...

  • Aaron Silver

    @Denise, I have tried doing that, but I find that my list of things to ...

Amy  Grech

No two days are alike for me. There's no fixed time clients email me--it's kind of haphazard, so I have a 24 hour turnaround on ...

Comments
  • Ashlee Christian

    Yeah I think that's really common for a lot of freelancers, especially copywriters. Do you ...

Lisa Markuson

So I do this thing called SAVERS. Every morning I wake up super early and do at least some small thing related to Silence, Affirmations, ...

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  • Amber James

    You're definitely not alone, Lisa. I try to wake up between 6-6:30, make a cup ...

  • Sabrina Louise

    Although I find it interesting that caffeine finds it's way into many daily morning rituals, ...

Ashlee Christian

Do you have any daily rituals or routines that you use to stay organized? Share them!

15 more comments
  • Anthony Marra

    Writing*

  • Prasad Reddy

    I will plan a day with priority works. I can plan for Daily tasks, Meetings, ...

Ashlee Christian

Anyone out there use the 45/15 rule for planning out their day? I'm all for productive procrastination!

Use the 45/15 rule for productive procrastination

Unless you are lucky enough to have a personal management robot (million dollar idea right ...

https://www.freelancersunion.org...

3 more comments
  • Laura Murphy

    @Scott - that's such a good point. Sometimes I tell myself I'm taking a "social ...

  • Ann Arbaugh

    Thanks for the tip. I'm new in this and need to get some kind of ...

Laura Murphy

2016 New Year's Resolutions?

As a freelancer, New Year's resolutions seem especially redundant - we're working on self-improvement year round! So, instead of a traditional resolution, I like to ...

Comments
  • John Hardy

    Rebranding all of my profiles and starting a mentoring business.

  • John Hardy

    That is definitely something I will need as well.

Laura Murphy

Hey freelancers! What do you think of a warm-up routine? Do you have one before getting down to business? Does it vary depending on the ...

Fight procrastination with a warm up ritual

I have never understood those people who jauntily stroll into the gym, put down their ...

https://www.freelancersunion.org...

Sarah Sather

A new year and the 2016 you!

With so many ways to connect, it's great to be mindful of how and where you're connecting. Check out this blog post by Laura Murphy ...

10 ways to be a more connected freelancer in 2016

1. Become a SPARK co-leader Put growing your local network on the fast-track by becoming ...

https://www.freelancersunion.org...

John Hardy

I make out a schedule every night for my day ahead , revise it if needed and then I do one for the week ahead ...

Comments
  • Scott S. Young

    I don't make a schedule every night, however I do like to revised my work ...

  • John Hardy

    Scott, I do that as well. I have to make out a schedule every night ...

dalexis peguero

Meditation is essential

As freelancers stress plays a huge role in how efficient we can work. I believe every freelancer and person in general should mindfully meditate at ...

How to meditate for Beginners

If you are a beginner in mindful meditation and you need a guide on how ...

http://yourmindfulblog.com/begin...