If you’re working on building your writing or blogging career while still working your 9-to-5, this post is for you.
People often ask me how I manage to juggle a full-time teaching schedule with writing for several publications, running See Jane Write, exercising, and trying to have a social life. My answer: The Sunday Slay.
That’s my name for the hour that I spend each Sunday meticulously planning the week ahead.
Here’s how it works: First, I write out all I have to do and want to do in all areas life for the upcoming week. This includes duties for the day job, tasks for writing gigs and See Jane Write, meetings with coaching clients, workouts and things I want to do for fun.
Next, I break out @thedaydesigner and assign each task to a day of the week. That’s what I love about the to-do list feature of the Day Designer. I can write down everything I need to do each day and then I can plan when I will do each task, which is part 3 of the Sunday Slay.
Thirdly, I schedule when I will do each of Monday’s tasks using the daily planning pages of the Day Designer. Monday night I will schedule when I will do each of Tuesday’s tasks and so on.
I also use this time to schedule my social media and blog content using @TheContentPlanner.
Even when my to-do list for the week is as massive I can start my week with confidence when I have a plan in hand.
Hope this plan helps you slay your week, too.