Do you struggle with having too much to do and with too much you want to accomplish?
Do you have a few, several, or possibly many goals or aspirations, but are conflicted about where to begin, or what to direct your attention upon?
Or, maybe you find yourself putting things off, possibly saying “I’ll start next week,” then yet another week passes and you are still at square-one.
“Never put off till tomorrow what may be done the day after tomorrow just as well.”
~ Mark Twain
Recently, I have become increasingly frustrated and more and more discouraged trying to fit everything into my schedule (I’m sure that I am far from alone in this challenge.)
Like most of us, I have my day job, PT job, landlord duties, family obligations, and then there are the typical responsibilities, paying bills, household tasks, appointments etc. Finally, there are things that you may just want to do like going to the gym, spending time with your partner, spending time with family, friends, hobbies, sports, interests, watching a movie, or your favorite show.
Most days fill up rapidly, and there are always those “wildcards” that show up and must be dealt with.
Despite perfectly laid plans, or precise “time management,” each day you will undoubtedly encounter at best, a “speed bump” or two, or quite possibly a huge “road-block.”—-and no GPS to re-route.
If we are going to spend precious time planning our day, our workout, an event, a date, a meeting, whatever it may be, we need to increase our chances for success, even if it rains on our parade.
Figuratively, I was beating my head against a wall, trying to figure this conundrum out.
I tried just about all the productivity approaches that are out there, and there are some excellent ideas, but something was missing. At least for me.
At one point, I considered just giving up on some of the “less important” things (hobbies, interests, etc.)—- here’s a hint. They are very important too.
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”
~ Jack Torrance 😀
I decided that I needed to devise a system that would ensure progression no matter what the day threw at me, so after a whole bunch of experimentation, trial and error, and feedback, I settled on a simplistic yet feasible, flexible approach that works in “real-time,” based upon the day in front of you.
This system has added a great deal of value to my day(s) and if your experiences are similar, I can’t wait to share these concepts with you.