Do you ever find yourself asking ‘how do I fit it all in?’
I familiar weekly pattern for me used to be ‘eek, I didn’t get it done – again’, and that good old to do list would expand a little more and roll over to the next week.
I’m pleased to say that’s now changed. More often than not I have a warm appreciation-feeling that I got done what I got done and am grateful for the opportunity to get my teeth stuck in for the following week’s adventures.
So what’s made the difference for me, and many of those I coach? Well, it may be time for you to ditch your to do list! 1 too!
And before you’re thinking I’ve lost it, and am advocating for you to opt for denial or procrastination instead of productivity; see how replacing your to do’s with your priorities fits for you.
What that means is that you let your priorities actually guide your scheduling.
And here’s how –
Start on a Sunday.
Looking ahead through your week, figure out your top three priorities (no more than 3), figure out how long they’re going to take, and get them in the diary (because when they’re scheduled, they’re real).
Then, just do it!
I find this approach both freeing and satisfying because it’s focused, manageable, and the important stuff doesn’t get caught up in the shuffle.
In the meantime, I’ll catch you on this week’s #AliveWithFi
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1Sometimes, stepping back from a dependence on the traditional to-do list gives us new perspective: “In that moment of clarity, when I saw that old to-do list, I realized that none of it was important to my being at peace, feeling connected, or accomplishing my purpose in life” “The Dark Side of To-Do Lists” D. Leipold (n.d.)
Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O, is The LifeStyle Aligner, with over 26 years experience in Europe, Asia, and New Zealand as a qualified osteopath, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, speaker, health mentor, and Health Brand Ambassador. She loves to globe-trot with her husband Chris (NZ, Australia, USA, UK + Europe, and Indonesia are current favourites) relishing an outdoor lifestyle and time with family and friends.
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