Such a plan is best handled similar to a Business plan. In this plan you’ll predict time, not money.
You can download a business plan example to work with, if you need an idea how to set this up.
You also can just start a new document in a word processor program.
As long as you start the boost you need to get oversight, a place to keep track of the bigger picture and the sub-tasks involved, you’re one step further in working away backlog tasks and achieving your goal.
It’ll be easier to write and complete a social plan or any plan if you have a smaller project on your hands to do this with. My plan involves so much different areas, it isn’t doable getting it done in one week.
What I could do
Page one: I added all the areas involved with a short summary of its purpose.
Page two: I created sub-titles for those areas to note down more in-depth what tasks should be done for each. I’m collecting all the tasks, which involves research. It’s an ongoing process to determine them all.
Page three: A general simple schedule, to improve while working with it. All the for now gathered tasks are neatly classified per day.
With a plan, whatever plan, belongs a schedule.
We all want to make progress and give room for all tasks in all areas.
To balance all the to do’s you best create a schedule that addresses those all during the week.
I used a simple table with two columns. One cell is for naming the day. The other cell is for naming the tasks. My table has seven rows. Monday to Friday each have their own row. Sunday and Saturday I combined.
To start off well immediately, fill in the tasks you already gathered and appoint a day to them. Repeating daily tasks will be placed in the schedule on all days.
Give your filled in tasks a realistic time-table in number of minutes.
Part of my schedule as an example
It’s important to find out how much time a certain task really needs.
For the first week you’ll have to guess the number of minutes, if you don’t have oversight in that yet.
After the first week you’ll notice where you have to adjust time. We only achieve that knowledge if we keep track of the time by noting down how much minutes we actually needed for a certain task. That’s necessary as a part of working with the first week schedule.
After that week you’ll ask yourself some questions
- Did I follow-up on the daily tasks in my schedule as I was supposed to? If not, what caused it? How can I create a schedule that I do follow-up on? Discipline might be an answer here.
- Was the given time per task in tune with the actual time? Correct where needed.
- Could I’ve done a certain task in a less time-consuming manner? Think about how. For example: by creating documents with texts you use often. Copy and paste could save time.