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How many of you have a "strict" schedule that you follow?

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  1. KevinZaki

    KevinZaki Junior Member

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    Pretty much what the title says...

    Trying to get more organized and get on a strict schedule to get most of my tasks done early morning.
     
  2. letsmakesomemoneynow

    letsmakesomemoneynow Newbie

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    Make lists. Every day have a list of things you want to accomplish, and check them off as you do them. If you can't do them all in one day, don't beat your self up, or over schedule yourself. Start out ether with one short list a day, or make a list for the whole week, and do some each day. Also make time for relaxation, because you don't want to burn yourself out. Lets say there is something you want to do like go to a show or play a game on the internet, say to yourself I have to do this and that, and after you do it, do the fun thing. Then maybe accomplish some more goals, and do the next fun thing.
     
  3. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    I have a strict breakfast schedule. This is each step in order. It took me a few months to fully perfect the process and get it down to as little time as possible. It may sound stupid but doing things in different orders and stuff could save you 30 seconds or so.

    Boil jug
    Turn hotplate on
    Put toast in the toaster
    Put coffee into plunger
    Put pan on hotplate
    Pour boiled water into plunger
    Put butter in pan
    Put egg in pan
    Cook egg
    Butter toast
    Put egg on toast
    Salt and pepper egg
    Pour coffee
    Pour milk into coffee
    Turn TV on
    Eat egg
    Drink coffee
     
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  4. Kyrus

    Kyrus Newbie

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    I use to have a tight schedule due to my asian parents forcing me to read textbooks they have ordered from Taiwan and piano practices for at least 2 hours a day.
    But then I finally gained my independence lol. And stopped doing all of those.
     
  5. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    We do not tolerate racism here.
     
  6. prospect7

    prospect7 Regular Member

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    morning routine:

    wake at 8am sharp
    brush teeth
    drink water
    shave / shower
    coffee
    breakfast
    meditate
    15 minutes of body language training
    check email / calendar / todoist app
    typing master pro 5 min
    buteyko breathing training 20 min
    walk the dog

    after that it's work time.

    then around 4pm I lift weights, eat etc

    then I work again

    then I do a night routine.
     
  7. KevinZaki

    KevinZaki Junior Member

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    Thanks for the replies... Helpful tips.

    I am going to plan a schedule out. The problem with me is that if I know that I only have say 45 minutes before I have some sort of obligation then I just won't do anything because I like working straight through.
     
  8. stouthearted

    stouthearted Registered Member

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    I just make a to do list for the day and go from there. Some people work better with a strict schedule, so try it out and plan one.
     
  9. Sombrero

    Sombrero Senior Member

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    Here's my routine:

    Alarm Clock 6:00 A.M.
    Think about my dream or random thought until I wake up completely and stretch a little bit while in bed.
    Get Up 6:40 A.M. or 6:30 A.M. it depends of if I had a dream or not
    Small Breakfast and Prepare Lunch for work both in 20 minutes.
    By 7:00 A.M. I have to meet the shower
    Dress up, put lotion, brush hair, etc... for 20 minutes
    7:30 A.M. go to work

    :car:
     
  10. hatsby

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    I'm trying to stick to schedule but it's hard since I love the nighttime more than anything..
     
  11. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Senior Member

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    10 Goof-off
    20 Complain about lack of funds
    30 Goto 10

    :D
     
  12. sonicpunk32

    sonicpunk32 Regular Member

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    I'm sorry... what? ...You drink out of a toilet plunger?
     
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    If you work at home is almost impossible to follow a strict schedule
    I try not to distract much, but most of the work is done late night because there is no distractions
     
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    I hope you just forgat the sarcasm symbol. No normal person would call that racism.
     
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    copied and pasted from my daily schedule planner :

    - 06 :30AM 1st meal. Prepare gym bag
    - 07 :30AM begin working (5 pomodoros)
    - 10 :00AM a 30 mins break (2nd meal)
    - 10 :30AM resume work (5 pomodoros)
    - 01 :00PM a 30 mins break (3rd meal)
    - 01 :30PM GYM
    - write a recap for tasks finished.
    - Prepare tomorrow's to do list

    I'm free for the rest of the day.

    If you don't know what a pomodoro is, google it.
     
  16. nvme84

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    when you have strict limits to some things to do, you spend less time for doing them. That's why, i think that schedule is great for those who work at home.
     
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    My Daily Routine always Same & Strict. but My Weekends are Everytime Different!
     
  18. sauravkr

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    Make a list of things you have to do at the beginning of the day. And try to fulfill that everyday. By doing this, you will be following a strict schedule. Good luck.
     
  19. LostConnection

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    You know a person is hopeless with sarcasm when they need a symbol to tell them something is sarcasm.

    Hint: I'm talking about you being lousy when it comes to sarcasm, not pxoxrxn.
     
  20. goosefrabah

    goosefrabah Regular Member

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    I definitely have a strict schedule that I follow. If I didn't, I'd be all over the place and probably wouldn't get any work done :)

    Like others have mentioned, creating lists is really important. It's the only thing that works for me. When I see the long list of things I have to do, I get moving!

    When I first started out, I had to schedule everything - when to eat breakfast, when to start working, when to take breaks, how long I should be spending on each task. Eventually, it became second nature. I think it's smart to try and get your most important tasks done first thing in the morning. Otherwise, those tasks stay in the back of your mind all day, which makes it harder to stay focused.

    My schedule looks like this:

    Wake up
    Shower
    Walk the dog
    Eat breakfast
    Take care of social media stuff
    By 10AM I start working (or in my case, start writing)
    Take a 1 hour break at 12PM for lunch
    Continue working until I finish the day's tasks

    Once I'm done with work for the day, I'll sort everything out for the next day (i.e. create a new to-do list). This way, I won't have any stress in the morning.