Here’s a practical way I plan my day so that life feels simpler and I still get the stuff done that matters.
Look to nature for guidance. Start with the soil. If you want to grow strong, resilient plants you need healthy soil.
Whereas before, regardless of what system I was using, I used to start at the top with stuff I ‘should’ do – work was always the first thing I’d note down! – now I get a fresh piece of paper each morning and literally start at the bottom of the page and work up.
First, I write the things I know will make the biggest difference to how I go about my day: my soil. There’ll be meditation, food (planning & prep) and walking in nature.
Next I think of one thing that would be about ME for the day. That could be having a bath, or booking a haircut.
Then I make a note of an admin item. There’s usually something that’s shouting for attention. You know the thing you’ve been putting off, like sorting out the dog insurance. The type of items that, if you leave them, build up quickly and you end up feeling like you need a week to catch up.
Finally, I’ll note down 2 or 3 other things to do with areas of my life: parenting, work, friends & family, home & garden.
Then I get out my diary and phone. I work out when I’ll actually do these things, and I set phone alarm reminders.
There you have it. A simple, low cost, low tech way to grow your day😄.
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Arlene Francey Lyne
Coach, writer, mama, and raving fan of Mother Earth.
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