This afternoon, while I was clearing out my RSS feed I stumbled upon a post from Simplicity Bliss that talks about 'preparing for tomorrow'.
Doing a little preparation the night before is said to help with the a productive day. While I struggle with this approach and usually use the first cup of coffee in the morning to prepare and plan the day ahead, this simple approach from Chris Brogan shared in Open Forum post about nighttime habits intrigued me.
My routine is similar. During my first cup of coffee in the morning, either at home or in the office, I prepare for the day ahead. This usually entails opening up OmniFocus and select my 'Get This Done' perspective. It shows me my available actions for my work related projects.
Chris Brogan shares a simple approach to preparing for tomorrow. It's basically a short scripted questionnaire that helps you focus your thoughts and get them out of your head before going to bed.
Tomorrow, I’m going to ____________________.
To be ready, I need to ____________________.
I will remember my ____________________.
The random thoughts that just filled my head are ____________________.
Also remember to ____________________.
I like this approach and that's why I will try to implement it in the next few weeks. I have chosen to put the entries into Day One so they are available on my Mac as well as my iOS devices. Let's see how it goes.
Be sure to also check out the TextExpander snippet as an extra bonus.