In early chapters of “How To Master Your Time” by Brian Tracy, he explained the pros and cons of writing down the plans of the day prior to the day. He suggested writing long term, medium term and daily goals on a piece of paper. He also said that the goal writings should be the last thing one should do before going to bed. (It sounds tedious and complicated I can give you that since that’s what I thought of it in the beginning).
In spite of that, I tried doing it just to test if I could do it at least for a week or not. I am surprised by the consciousness it has given to me on the daily basis on how I spend my day. He also suggested reviewing the daily goals before going to bed and doing so clear the cloud of what I actually did During 24 hours of the day.
It takes less than 15 minutes to review and write all the things down but it has a remarkable effect on me. I could see my day before it even begins which is awesome. I am able to see my weaknesses, the ones which I ignored for months. And more importantly, I could see how am I doing overall. I would suggest you try it for at least one week and if you are anything like me you would not stop.