Date: 25 January 2020
Location: Library, Fife
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So, I’m deviating from my usual journal format here and just dive into doing an activity that I think I really need.
Have you heard of it?
It’s a time management tool that’s purported to be the one tool that super-productive people are doing.
I just have to try this as I need to make sure I’m not majoring in minor things!
So, according to the guide, which you can find on Cassie Findlay, I need to start the process with a brain dump before trying to create a schedule.
By the way, she’s got this really nice Excel template that you can download for free!
I happily gave up my email address for the chance to get my hands on it.
To be honest, fitting all of my to-do’s in my day is a massive undertaking and currently an impossibility so I need all the help I can get.
This seems to be the perfect solution.
Brain dump all the things
Okay, so she said that I need to write all of the tasks I need to accomplish in a day, a week, a month and I reckon a year (though she didn’t actually write that bit specifically).
So, I’ll divide all of that in this section and see if I can find some peace just getting it all out.
- Write at least 500 words for Live A Blissful Life post
- Write at least 500 words for Jade MacRury post
- Create at least one pin for each post I’m working on (per blog)
- Work out
- Grocery top-up
- Put one load of washing in the machine
- Wipe bathroom sink
- Wipe kitchen counters
- Wipe kitchen sink
- Time to reflect
- Beating the Blues (1x a week)
- Jim Rohn One Year Success Plan (1x a week)
- Blog Training
- Pick up LS from nursery (3x a week)
- Clean the toilet pan (3x a week)
- Set up social media for the week (FB and Twitter)
- Time to reflect (half a day)
- Answer a HARO call (3x a week)
- Answer a Quora question (3x a week)
- Cleaning schedule
- Time to reflect (one day)
- Go on a fun family day out (1x a month)
- Go to the bank and deposit money
- Read a difficult book
- Time to reflect (1 weekend)
- Spend uninterrupted time with extended family (2x a year)
Get the whole family involved
Possibly the one sentence in this whole post that really resonated with me is this: “I don’t think my kids should wake up from nap/quiet time and have a magically clean house. They see me cleaning and now they WANT to clean, they WANT to organize.“
Little Son is 3.5 years old so I can now ask him for help.
Sometimes, he’s more than happy to do so.
Sometimes, he refuses or makes more of a mess.
And when I’m not too tired, I can react with grace when he does the latter rather than the former.
So, this is definitely an important reminder: Teaching children is done best by modelling the kind of behaviour you wish them to develop. If you want them to appreciate the value of a clean house, they need to see you cleaning the house (and loving it).
Note to self: Check your attitude and stop moaning about the house. Remember Jim Rohn’s very important point on perils of complaining.
And this is my end product for this coming week.
I wasn’t entirely sure if I did it right but I can’t set my schedule too much in stone because there are far too many things happening and I need to give myself enough time to be able to complete them all.
I feel so accomplished just now and I’m really looking forward to this coming week.
It looks like I can get everything completed after all. 🙂