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Thursday, 12 January 2012

A Simple Daily Itinerary Planning System

Dear Reader,

Today I would like to propose a system for planning our daily itinerary. I often have activities tend to go on way past their planned time. The means forward is to create a foolproof system to help me plan for a full day's work and an eventful evening.

Here's the first proposal: 7-8-9-3-2-1.
This simply means:
7: Wake up at 7 o'clock.
8: Start work at 8 o'clock.
9: Work for 9 hours. (Until 5 o'clock)
3: Relax for 3 hours. (Until 8 o'clock)
2: Be productive for 2 hours. (Until 10 o'clock)
1: Wind down for 1 hour, then sleep. (Sleep at 11 o'clock)

Sounds like a good day to me, don't you think?

Here's the second one: 6-1-4-1-4-3-2
This one means.
6: Wake up at 6 o'clock
1: Get to work in 1 hour (7 o'clock)
4: Work for 4 hours (until 11 o'clock)
1: Rest for 1 hour (until 12 o'clock)
4: Work for 4 hours (until 4 o'clock)
3: Rest for 3 hours (until 7 o'clock)
2: Be productive for 2 hours (until 9 o'clock)

Sleeping at 9 o'clock at night and waking up at 6 o'clock in the morning sounds like what my maternal grandfather used to do. I should add that he was a successful businessman in Kedah.

Here's a third one: 9-1-1-4-3-2-1
This means:
9: Wake up at 9 o'clock
1: Get ready for work in 1 hour (until 10 o'clock)
1: Work until 1 o'clock in the afternoon.
4: Work for 4 hours (until 5 o'clock)
3: Rest for 3 hours (until 8 o'clock)
2: Be productive for 2 hours (until 10 o'clock)
1: Relax for 1 hour (until 11 o'clock) then sleep.

Sleep at 11 o'clock. That's what healthy people do.

Conclusion
This system is a simple way to plan your day. Of course, this might improve with further tweaking. If you have your own version, let me know. Drop me a comment.

Using this system, we view the day in chunks of work and rest. Don't stress over it, because we are all free to map out our fun times and our work times according to our individual needs.

With that in mind, I bid you: Thank you for reading.

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