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A Three-Step Plan for Thriving in Any Crazy Schedule

Don your psychologist’s spectacles, because this one is deep.

I painted this wall two weekends ago to freshen up our basement entryway. And I’d been feeling pretty proud of the result, until later in the week when I realized it’s a representation of my life.

·         The wall is a typical day.

·         Each shape is the block of time I have to work on a project (housework, work-work, time with kids, etc.)

·         The result is a completely fractured day. Navy three spaces apart. Vanilla between two teals.

·         No continuity. No flow.

AAAAAAHHHHH!!! How can anyone accomplish anything with this type of fractured schedule?

I wasn’t sure but I decided to start mulling it over. Here’s what I’ve come up with: Read more

Twelve Questions to Get Your Personal Priorities on the Schedule

Fahrenheit to Celsius, ounces to milliliters, but what about time? No conversion needed there. It’s a universal constant—every human on the planet has the same minutes in a day. So why do we so often say the following?

“I don’t have enough time.”

“It’s easy for her to accomplish so much, she doesn’t have kids.”

“Must be nice to be rich and hire a cleaner, chef, and personal assistant. If I had all those I’d have time to get going on my dreams too.”

So why do we find ourselves at this point? Because it’s easier to complain than to create.

As a recovering complainer, I speak from camaraderie not judgment. I know it feels better to push the blame of stalled goals onto a husband, child, finances, job. Otherwise, we’re facing a tough look at ourselves, our schedules, and our priorities.

Bad news: I don’t have all the logistical answers. Good news: I’ve started the process of building my priorities into my schedule and though I still face challenges, I’m getting there. So let’s look at some questions to ask yourself and examples from my own life that can help you assign time to your biggest goals. Read more