Baron Fig notebook to hold all of my random lists, brain dumps, to-do's, and more. It is nice to write and get these thoughts out of my head but I wasn't going back and doing anything about it. In times of frustration and lack of focus, I'd find myself asking the question "what do you want more of right now?" and I was journaling the same 'answer' over and over. Clearly it was time to do something about it.
It's hard not to tackle everything all at once, so I had to prioritize first. Here are some things I've been working on in this month :
2. Wake earlier. I've tried off and on over the years to be a better morning person. To enjoy the mornings more before the rush of getting Morgan + Parker ready for school. My kids have been doing really well with staying in their own beds at night (knock on wood), which means I'm sleeping better, so I figure it's time to give it another shot. Summer is a good time for me to work on this because a) we don't need to be anywhere on most mornings and b) the 6am-ish sunrises (and warmer temperatures) are much more conducive to getting me going. Action step : set alarm for 6:15 and get up by 6:30. Eventually I'd like to get that time closer to 6am. This also means going to bed earlier, which for me means by 10:30pm.
3. Write 5 daily must-do's. I admit I am often overzealous with my to-do list. I try to jam too much into 24 hours and I end up rolling tasks over to the next day. Or the following week. With the end of the school year approaching, I was nervous about how our routine was going to change. And how I was going to get things done along with the demand of having both kids at home all day. Then I read this post. What I needed to change was my to-do list and plan less. Of course, I still have things I have to do, and that's where this list comes in. Action step : Each night, I've been writing five things I have to do the next day. Anything from house chores to creative team work to errands to family commitments. We are only a week and a half in and this goal is going really well. I've stayed pretty realistic with my list so I can allow lots of time to enjoy my little family, because that is the end goal.
This new e-course from Ann-Marie may be something I consider in the fall when our schedules completely change again. It looks really good.
So, that's it for June. I hope to write these type of posts each month to share what I'm up to because I enjoy reading a good behind-the-scenes post. I'd love to hear what you are working on too!