Another Sunday had arrived, and as I sat down to make my to-do list for the upcoming week, I felt frazzled. Why did I feel tired and unfocused?
Something wasn’t working.When my clients feel overwhelmed or stuck, I have them write out their typical day and then we use that to take a look at where there were leaks in their time and priorities. I took myself through the same exercise.By examining the way I was spending my time and energy, I was able to adjust my schedule to help me work towards making sure I’m doing the things I love each day, and therefore am spending more time fulfilling myself.
If you feel exhausted, overwhelmed or stuck, you should try this simple exercise too!
1. Make a list of your daily schedule.
Be as detailed as possible. It will both reveal routines and help you find hidden chunks that can be used or consolidated.
2. Once you've written out what a typical day looks like (tip: weekdays are extra important), put that aside and make a list of your priorities for your time.
Family, exercise, meditation. What are the things that would lead you to greater happiness if you could do them every day? These might be habits that you want to adopt or behaviors that you want to bring back or focus on
3. Now look at your schedule.
Ask yourself the following questions: