They set themselves up for success on Friday
Before leaving the office and settling into the weekend, Stephanie Shalofsky, founder and professional organizer at The Organizing Zone in New York City, takes a few moments to identify her top priority for Monday morning. She also updates her to-do list for the following week and does a clean sweep of her workspace. By writing these things down ahead of time, you’ll be able to jump right into your work on Monday, and relax over the weekend knowing you’ve got next week’s list ready to go. Don’t miss these 8 bedtime secrets of professional organizers.
They note their priorities, but leave room for spontaneity
“I usually start each weekend by defining my objectives for the weekend and being sure that I haven’t scheduled every last minute,” says Shalofsky. “After all, weekends are for down time and shouldn’t be scheduled to the same extent as the work week.” Leave time for essential chores like laundry and grocery shopping, but don’t feel pressure to create a detailed itinerary.