Hello my beautiful friend!
How are you doing? Let me know in the comments or send me an email, I would love to hear from you.
So! I said I’d keep you updated on my progress with designing my new routine for getting the most out of my days.
Just incase you missed, you can check it out here.
Highlight – I am in the process on developing a routine for my week to boost my daily productivity and be more intentional about accomplishing my goals.
This week I didn’t make a schedule at all. I think last week scared me off hahaNot for long though.
I felt a lot more free this week to flow with my days and I was able to get the main things done that were on my to do list.
One thing I learnt was that I do get more done when I, at a minimum, write a list of my daily tasks on paper. When I have it in my phone I have to search for it and it’s easier to become distracted.
The list helps me to keep more focussed even if there’s not necessarily a time attached to the task, just knowing what I’m doing for the day makes a difference.
Taking things in bitesized chunks is also a lesson I learnt. As I stated last week, it’s a marathon not a sprint.
While processing through my routine and the fact that I have a mammoth amount of room for improvement, I came across the image below in my phone of a poem.
It was a great reminder to go at the pace that suits where I’m going.
I struggle at times with finding my own rhythm and not being intimidated by someone else’s speed on their journey. I’m beginning to just trust that I am where I am supposed to be and affirm myself in that constantly. If I’m not that I’ll trust that I’ll be rerouted at the next junction.
Planning doesn’t always interest me because I like to wing it and be spontaneous. Planning takes a lot of brain power and time investment, which is sometimes what I’m not willing to give.
Being honest, planning for me seems like just half of the first step. I’ve made lots of plans before and nothing has come of them because I put them down and just expected them to happen by osmosis…silly I know. Let me live! lol
However, as I’m maturing and things are changing I am seeing the value in planning ahead and being more intentional about getting to my goals.
Action is a prerequisite to success in any form.
For Week 2 I decided to note down some things I did successfully and enjoy. I will also note down some areas that need more growth:
- I made it through the week without being overwhelmed or feeling inhibited
- I woke up between 4am-6am (although I fully went back to sleep some mornings, thinking I was still awake haha)
- I exercised, had quiet time majority of the days and practiced gratitude
- Caught up with Friends I hadn’t spoken to in a while
- Enjoyed the sunshine!!! Yes God!
- Got some work done
Areas for growth:
- Go to bed earlier
- Being more disciplined in my morning routine (staying awake and engaging my thoughts)
- Writing a list of things accomplish with timings
- Minimise distractions that rob time and put priorities in order
- Be more aware and curious about what brings me joy; therefore making me more productive
I’ll be focusing on my morning routine for the next 2 weeks, finding out what works, what doesn’t and exercising discipline where necessary.
Let’s see how we go!
Thanks for coming on this journey with me, I appreciate you!
If you have any tips on how to increase productivity that you’d like to share, please let us know in the comments below.
Have a super week my love!
I don’t know if I have a recommendation…. but I love listening to Master Classes- learning one on one by amazing writers, scientific people, cooks, gardeners… you get the idea. There is one in there I think about organizing and learning your own place in the world
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Hey Rose!! Hope you’re well sweet lady. Yes same! It was a zoom call with a high performance and productivity coach Jordon Groves that led me to focus on this. I love listening to podcasts as well. I’ll see if I can find it. Thanks so much for sharing lovely!