Schedules and structure are hard. Hard to make, hard to keep. We don’t like being told what to do even when it’s from a piece of paper that we wrote
There’s something about freedom and going through our day feeling open and relaxed that makes us feel really nice!
Now, I like freedom. Doing what want, when I want. And I bet you do too.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t always go so well.. We rebel against schedules (even the ones we made for ourselves) and things sometimes get a little get messy. Which is not a problem …
Until that messiness gets big. Starts to cause stress, anxiety. Giant lists of stuff not done.
When it gets real messy I’d tend to run back to food, TV or even something worse. I’d do it to run from all the mess of undone stuff. And then I’d feel lazy and worthless.
But, I’d still resist, having a schedule. Do you know that feeling?
Now I do things different and I relax into my schedule so that it doesn’t have to feel like a prison.
“Gee Marga, How do you that?”
I’m glad you asked!
I open I my notebook, yes it’s regular paper notebook, flip to the calendar pages, and in plain blue ink I block out times for these three things.
Days off/Personal Time/Family Time.
No. You knew there had to be a catch
Then I block out a 2 hour window for 5 days each week.
It’s for the most important work that I do for my business.
Write todays Blog Post!!! Yes, It’s that important me.
I’m grateful that you’re here and it’s important to me to show up for you everyday.
Now that’s it.
These days, if anybody asks me to work or do stuff during those times I say “Sorry I’m booked”. I don’t say I’m going to the beach, or having a massage, or that my AMAZING Boyfriend is taking me to Brunch.
Just sorry “I’m booked”
Now, I love my schedule. It’s great. It’s all about me, my business, and doing the stuff I like.
I work harder and faster during all those other times, to get all the stuff done. Because I have appointments to keep, with myself, to do whatever it is that’s most important to me.
You can try this too. It may seem impossible or impractical. Put, just one small block of “Me Time” on your schedule, write it down. And if somebody try’s to take it away, say “sorry I’m booked” . You don’t have to tell them what or why. just say it. You might like it.
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