Arrow Guest Contributor A couple weeks ago, my wife and I went out to eat on a date. On a whim, we decided to go see a movie as well.
Getty Images Being productive is all about preparation. If you know what you need to do ahead of time, you will know exactly where to dive in as soon as you get started.
On the flip-side, if you do not take the time to prepare, you will find yourself flustered and uncertain because you now have to think through whatever it is you need to do.
Having a great week does not start on Monday. It starts Sunday night. It begins with what you set in your mind you are going to do, before you actually set out to do it. Here are a few ways to "get your mind right" for the week ahead: Reflect on what Preparation for sunday service already finished.
Your to-do list is, and will always be, fluid. It moves as you move, and it stays put as you stay put. If you don't get things done, they remain on the list. And if you are always getting things done, then your list will be a growing and expanding reflection of that process which is the goal.
However, in order to know what is "next," you need to take a moment to reflect on the status of where things currently are. Look through your to-do list from the week prior and see what you got done or didn't get done--and then ask yourself why certain things got accomplished and others didn't.
If something remains on your to-do list for weeks on end, you need to make a decision: Either remove it entirely clearly it's not getting done or push it all the way to the top and make it a priority to do that item before anything else.
Take the time to reflect, though. It is immensely valuable over the long term. Organize your to-do items based on category. This is a tactic I've learned from Tony Robbins although I'm sure many others use it as well. Go through your to-do list and organize things by category or project, even separating between "Random Life Things" and "Work Things.
First, it is far less overwhelming to look at a to-do list that is organized by category. Looking at a long and random list of everything mixed together, you can feel how exhausting it would be to bounce between so many different types of tasks.
That's what you want to avoid. Instead, organize by category so that you can get in one frame of mind and work through everything in that specific category. You are far more efficient when you can remain in one frame of mind for a long period of time, rather than bouncing between different types of tasks.
Organize, and you'll be more efficient. Do what you can ahead of time. The best example I have of this is meal preparation. If you bring your lunch to work, or you pack your bag in the morning, why not do those things the night before? Anything you can do ahead of time gives you more freedom the next day, and is one less thing you have to think about.
The reason why this is so valuable is that you have more head space to think about what is coming up next, instead of trying to remember all the things you have to do. Mondays are always jam packed. Anything you can get done now, you might as well.
Prioritize input, not output. Sundays should be input days--not output days.A SAMPLE DAILY PRAYER IN PREPARATION FOR SUNDAY.
Would you help all who attend to come to the Sunday service as true worshippers--as those who worship You in spirit and in truth. Remind us that the gathering of Your people to worship is something You have ordained for us.
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A SAMPLE DAILY PRAYER IN PREPARATION FOR SUNDAY. Would you help all who attend to come to the Sunday service as true worshippers--as those who worship You in spirit and in truth. Remind us that the gathering of Your people to worship is something You have ordained for us.
It is a holy and sacred time. Preparation for Worship To prepare for Sunday School, the teachers have studied their lessons and prepared their visual aids. Many of our folks have been preparing for several weeks for VBS.
"You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink." Folks, we can put together a good song service, prepares some nice worshipful. The following collection of prayers is offered to help you prepare your heart for a Sunday worship service.
Select and pray Prayers to Prepare for Sunday Worship.
When I sing, let me sing with both heart and mind. Perhaps in worship this Sunday, I’ll have a turnaround, not unlike the embittered psalmist who was about to forsake his.