Why Time Tables Fail?
There is one template most of us follow throughout the week. It is our fixation to keep using this template to fit in our tasks that lead to an imbalanced timetable. This is one of the major reasons people aren’t able to stay consistent.
Concept: Weekend vs Weekday
We associate Weekday as all work day and Weekend as all enjoy the day. This has the following consequences: -
· Monday Blues
Since you have enjoyed the Weekend, it gets uncomfortable to move from a pleasant weekend to an unpleasant Weekday. This happens almost every Monday and on any other day right after Leave/Vacation.
· Unproductive Fridays
Since Friday is the last day of the 5-day tiring week, we crawl through the day hoping for it to end sooner. This significantly reduces the productivity on every Friday or any day right before Leave/Vacation
Let’s assume 10 am to 6 pm is the time on Weekdays that you have to devote to career/education.
So, your Weekly plan can look like this:
Any day (only half of your 16-hour day is work):
· 8 am to 10 am — Not Work
· 10 am to 6 pm — Work
· 6 pm to 11:59 pm — Not Work
Call to Action
1. Distribute relaxation/enjoyment across all days of the week
2. Work during usual office/study hours even on weekends.
· Since all Weekdays look the same, you can develop habits and maintain consistency
· Your work on weekends will improve your skillset to work better on weekdays
· You won’t be burned out after 5 days of continuous work
· Your productivity and mental peace will increase manifold
This solution can be a life-changer if you are able to set boundaries for your work on weekdays and for your enjoyment on weekends. Creating this balance will put you into an auto-pilot mode that will help you sail through life without much stress.