Don't we all wish it was so simple? "I'm going to get organized!" we proclaim to ourselves, our friends and family. And it lasts maybe a day. A week if we're lucky.
I recently had the opportunity to join a continuing ed course on time management with Steve Schleupner, a fellow Certified Divorce Coach. He spoke prolifically about the value of morning and evening rhythms and routines. At the end I was motivated and inspired to take action.
I generally am a morning person but COVID changed that for me a bit. I tend to be more tired and have valued sleep and rest more. I'm not sure why, perhaps its a slower pace of life but nevertheless, it has impeded on my early riser style.
I began this week by setting my alarm at 5:30 and NOT hitting the 'snooze' button! As my friend, Molly Pflederer says, "hitting snooze is your first failure of the day!" It's a hard truth to hear but she is so right! So, I'm trying. Is it weird that Molly is the first person I think of now each day when my alarm goes off? She's right there in my head telling me to not fail and just Get. Out. Of. Bed!
I also picked up a new planner. Not just ANY planner. But a Goal planner....and it's GOOD. I've linked to it below. It comes in all sorts of beautiful colors; I chose the blue one for myself and brown for Ben. It has space for yearly, quarterly, monthly and weekly goals. There is space for a (small) vision board. It even has a life map to help determine what I most want and how to get there! I've just started working on it this week. I want to be thoughtful so I'm doing this after my morning pages (more on those later) but before I meditate (more on that later too.)
Do you have a planner you love? What do you look for in a planner? Leave a comment below and let me know! What are your favorite tricks to get organized and STAY organized?
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