It’s all too easy to let the end of the week pass you by. You’ve spent the week working hard to tick off multiple tasks and now, your productivity is at risk of nosediving. However, there’s still time to squeeze the most out of those last few hours and set yourself up for a successful coming week. Follow this 3 step ritual with Mind Mapping and iMindMap to ensure a productive Friday afternoon, meaning you can switch off properly this weekend.
You’ve made it to the end of the week, but the chances are you still have some tasks left to finish. Perhaps you were delaying your reply to an email or waiting until Monday to ring a client – why not save yourself some time next week by doing it now? Create a Mind Map in Mind Map View outlining what needs to be done before the weekend begins.
Towards the end of each week, create a Mind Map outlining the tasks you completed that week to give yourself a sense of accomplishment. Feeding off those achievements, add the tasks that you have yet to complete onto the same Mind Map, using child branches to set out how you’re going to approach them. You may be against the clock, especially once Friday comes around. In Mind Map View, you can quickly build and format maps so you can soon focus on what’s important – finishing your tasks before the weekend. In doing this, you will have a clear head and be ready for a fresh start on Monday.
Part of enjoying the weekend is knowing that you’re prepared for Monday. Strive for productivity and Mind Map the tasks you need to accomplish and their deadlines for the following week. Think about any resources or people you may need to work with to achieve these goals. A Mind Map’s radiant structure and use of colours and keywords helps your brain make connections, meaning you can draw out every detail. With a visual overview of your entire workload, you can see at a glance what tasks are related and spot gaps where tasks, deadlines or resources should be.
Planning the following week with a Mind Map means no more surprises on a Monday. Those pre-planned goals mean that you can start to get work done as soon as you come into the office.
If you’re working on something bigger, go the extra mile and begin to create a project for the following week in Time Map View*. Create a Time Map and start to turn those tasks into meaningful plans for your project. Set start dates and deadlines, and use the Swimlane feature to mark out phases of your project or to delegate tasks to team members. Benefit from a detailed overview of your goals along a practical timeline. Working on a team project? Share your project to DropTask to begin working collaboratively in real time.
Planning ahead with iMindMap is the most efficient way to ensure productivity not only at the end of this week, but for the whole of the next. Now that everything is under control, put your feet up and enjoy the weekend.
Switch off for the weekend by finishing off any last minute tasks, and planning ahead for next week. Download the free trial of iMindMap 10 Ultimate today.
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