Updated: Aug 17, 2019
What I’ve come to realise is that most people don’t have a plan for their lives and what I’m talking about here isn't just the day to day stuff.
And as we all know time passes so quickly, the days add up to weeks, the weeks to months and the months to years. Before we know it a whole chunk of our lives has passed us by in total ‘reaction’
It’s easy to walk around in reaction when there is no plan to follow, fire-fighting everything that comes in our way, trying to just ‘get through’ the day as best we can, and literally just ‘hoping for the best’.
I know all about reacting to life, I did it for years, and believe me I found it tiring, draining and very dis-empowering and yet, we are never really taught how to ‘be’ any different.
What I’ve come to firmly believe is that we need to plan our lives, so that we can take back control of our time, that way our lives don’t control us and we can steer our course towards the things we do want, rather than spending the majority of our time avoiding the things we don’t want.
Your plan can be as detailed or as simple as you want, but the best way I’ve found is to write down what I want to achieve for the day and plan it, plan out chunks of time, prioritise and then do it.
Years ago, before I started making my plans for the day, week, month, I would easily get side-tracked by other people’s plans, friends, colleagues, neighbours and family. I would ‘get lost’ in their world, their plans, and their goals and then end up wondering why I wasn’t achieving the things that I wanted.
One thing is certain, if you don’t have a plan for your life somebody else will get you involved in their plan and it may not take you in the direction you want to go!
So here are 3 Simple Steps to help plan your time:
1) Take 5- 10 minutes the night before to look at what you want to achieve for the following day. What are your top 5 priority items that if you do will move you in the right direction towards your dream life/goals.
2) List them in order of priority and schedule time in to do them.
3) The next day as soon as you wake up read your list and then go about your day following your plan.
These 3 steps will really help you get clear and focused on what needs to be done and will stop you getting to the end of the day thinking were did the day go.
So what are you waiting for? Make a plan, design your life :o)
Till next time...