Back in February I did this blog post on my other website (www.thebody-mechanics.com) about receiving my planning workbooks from Leonie Dawson. Let me proceed to tell you how that has been going for me.
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I have received my "Leonie" workbooks in the last week or so and I am getting ready to plan my 2016 year for my Business and my Life and the following post came up this morning about planning. Thought I would share what someone on our group shared:
Great quote I just saw shared about planning:
'Use Plans to Focus Yourself, Not Test Yourself
Planning out your week can help you navigate life gracefully — but overplanning your day-to-day tasks can make you neurotic and stressed. The best way to reap the benefits of daily and weekly planning is to take a more relaxed approach, and to understand the role spontaneity should play in your plans. Here’s how:
Be intentional but flexible. Decide in advance where you want to end up, but accept that your route may change along the way.
Redefine a 100% score. For most people, a great day is when they accomplish 60–70% of their goals. Think about a “perfect” day as one where you made the best choices possible, not one where you finished everything.
Don’t think of your plans as a test. If your self-worth depends on how accurately you implement your plans, you’re on shaky ground. Life is meant to be lived, not just “done.”
Adapted from “How to Stop Overplanning (Even If You’re a Perfectionist),” by Elizabeth Grace Saunders
Over the years I have been a planner in my head rather than on paper, which has worked for me until now. I am at a stage in my life where I am ready for a change. And I'm not talking about the career changes I have made in the past but rather about a life change. I'm ready to be "on the mountain" putzing around in my kitchen, helping others with their life challenges, doing a few massages each week, teaching a class or two each month and selling my "stuff" via Etsy or Paypal or my new website. I think that I am finally ready to "settle down" so to speak. Been mentally planning this for some time but now it is time to get it down on paper and make it happen. Without stressing over the fact that there are many different directions I want to go in!
I want to be active without spending a lot of time away from my new house. Obviously I will let you know how it goes on this blog!
SO a few months later I indeed have filled in some of my workbooks and am currently working through a Blog Challenge which today includes ways to plan and create a blog editorial calendar. Well, planning is absolutely not my forte even though I talk about planning and setting goals in many of the classes that I teach. But with this blog post, I am committed to doing better.
Planning can sometimes go wrong or go bad or go by the wayside. Don't let it happen to you. I now have extra tables, an excel worksheet and someone to keep me accountable. Things are starting to happen in my life that have been "planned" and are many years in the making. Write down the plan and work the plan and the plan will work for you. Even though it make take more time than you originally "planned"! It is my humble opinion that every plan that you make as a thought in your head will, through the efforts of your subconscious mind, come to pass. Keep with the system and keep planning!
Paula J. Kaprocki, LMT, BS, CPC
Life Coach, Massage Therapist, Infinite Possibilities Trainer, Author