Attached to this post is an Excel spreadsheet.
It is the means by which I have avoided burnout for the last 25 years.
Every year (nowadays usually around May/June) I decide what my calendar is going to look like for the following year.
Free Days - days on which I don't DO anything associated with work (you cannot stop thinking about it);
Bunker Days - days on which I work ON my business - thinking, planning, preparing, meeting with my coach, my team, my accountant and my thoughtful critics;
Delivery Days - days on which I work IN my business, delivering the work that I get paid for - email, Zoom face to face, webinars, practice visits, workshops, mastermind meetings, trade shows, conferences.
Pick the Free Days first;
Pick the Bunker Days second;
Whatever is left - they are the Delivery Days;
Divide your personal production target by the Delivery Days to give your average daily target.
Then reverse engineer a business plan that delivers your average daily target.
I love to hit targets.
I love my Bunker Days.
But I love my Free Days the most.
There is no such thing as time management - only priority management.
Have a play with the spreadsheet.
p.s. Tomorrow morning I'll be driving to Northumberland on the first of 10 Free Days - the blog will be back on Monday 15th November.