When I think about what has to be done, time moves counter to my desires. I wish I would have more time to do something and it runs out. I wish time would move a little more quickly yet it moves like a snail. But that is a matter of mental perception that we all fall for and cannot beat or master. Regardless I realize the benefit of planning my day, it not only makes sure I remember what I have to do, but that I should do it.
When we schedule something, an effect happens on the mind. You are essentially beholding yourself to do something at a requisite time. Like a credit card debt, depending on the importance, it is something that nags at you until you get rid of it. A good advice to take is that debt is best dealt with before time, hence the economical way would be to deal with it before or at the time you said you would.
Then there is the life of the task to be done, where you might not get another chance to do that particular task again, because it was a short lived opportunity. Missing opportunities are not a good practice and will eventually become your life habit if you are not careful.
Planning your day and laying down your tasks in a matter of importance is a good idea. You can also arrange tasks in a matter of which is best done before the other based on experience and common sense. Like for example if you have three things to do, two are in City B, one in City K and you currently in City B. Common sense would tell you to do both tasks in City B before you go to City K.
Anyways in my opinion to plan is to do, otherwise you plan to do nothing.
David Shaw is a certified nerd and scum of the earth. Jamaican by birth, he enjoys long walks and the simple things in life. He is also an entrepreneur, writer and graphic designer. You can follow his mundane madness on twitter @davidcs_aw