How do you feel about Mondays? My Monday’s feel so much better when I am prepped and ready. On Sunday I prep for the week. I dump out all my “to do” thoughts on to paper and then I schedule them in my calendar on my iphone. After it’s all in my calendar I throw out the paper with my “to do” list. I learned this technique from Brooke Castillo at The Life Coach School. They call it Monday Hour 1. However, I modified it to Sunday Hour done. This works better for me because by the time my alarm goes off Monday 5AM I don’t have to think about what’s ahead. I know my work out cloths are picked out and waiting in the bathroom for me. Since I have been doing this type of calendaring my Mondays feel calmer and easier paced. Each day I review my calendar to see if anything else has come up and if so then when do I want to add it. On Saturday’s I review the past week, it’s called Saturday Hour Done. I get to pat myself on the back to honoring my time and getting done the things I said I would do. It’s also time to reflect, like how did it go is there something I didn’t get done and why? Do I need to roll it over to the next week or can I quick get it done on Saturday?
Another benefit to me of this calendaring is that it prevents me from procrastinating. Can I just tell you I used to be the “worst” procrastinator? You know the perfectionistic procrastinator. What started as a minor delay in doing a task had become a major habit for me. It was showing up all across my daily habits and nothing was getting done. I was super frustrated but I didn’t even realize what was happening. It wasn’t until I read Mel Robins “The 5 Second Rule” that I had that light bulb moment. I was procrastinating to relieve stress and it had turned into a habit. The good news is that I figured out how to change my behavior and creates new habits that keep me from procrastinating! Isn’t that refreshing?! I know for me it is. If you need help with creating a new habit or setting up your weekly schedule let me know, I can help!
Your Life Coach,