It’s Tuesday morning after a 3 day weekend. There’s an anxious knot in the pit of my stomach for the short week ahead.
Part of life balance is taking the time to soak in those LOONG 3 day weekends but fit my work into a shortened week. Time to lean heavy on my calendar.
“What gets scheduled gets done” Michael Hyatt
This is important during any week but even more important today.
Here’s a breakdown of my calendar process.
That’s a very 1000 foot view of the process. If you want to see it in action, join me LIVE on Instagram next Friday.
We all are carrying our calendars around in our pockets with the attack of the smartphones. This is a convenience but I want to take a minute to advocate for the old school pencil and paper.
I begin each week with the act of writing the appointments I have scheduled into my calendar. Science has shown that the activity of writing increases neural activity in certain parts of the brain.
Plus, I can see the whitespace in my days. The parts where I can fit in time to work on my top priorities.
I can visualize how I want my day to flow and what I can do if things go sideways.
If you’ve been hanging out with me for a while you’ve heard me say this before...it’s not enough to schedule your time. You have to schedule the right things.
Remember a goal is ultimately the outcome you want to achieve. A task is a specific set of steps taken to achieve your goals.
Tasks are the things you put into your calendar. And in those short weeks only chose the tasks that are most important.
You don't have to chose between your personal and professional life. Here's my secret weapon for getting the family chaos to calm.