weekly review + plan
family meeting + dinner
clean + listen to podcasts
catch all day
+ social Media
date with the boys
clean + listen to podcasts
donate + clean car
PICK UP groceries
family movie night
saturday morning breakfast/farmer’s market
skype call with family
Meal plan + Prep
time with friends
Create themes and batch tasks.
Plan your week with your seasonal actions in mind (or in front of you - see seasons)
Review your week every Sunday for what needs adjusting.
Review. Refine. Automate. Delegate. Eliminate.
What went well? What didn’t go well?
What could be done differently, more efficiently?
What could be automated?
What could be delegated or eliminated all together?
What am I grateful for?
Where did I grow?
What could I release or forgive?
The Parking Lot
I learned of this idea from Ange Peters when I went through her Beautiful Life Lab in 2018-2019. The parking lot is where you put allll of your ideas. Do you have a lot of ideas? I have a lot of ideas ALOT. So much so that I can overwhelm myself with all the things that I want to do. What happens, then, is overwhelm. I see my huge list and like a large pile of laundry, I can turn around and walk away. The Parking Lot is a nice place to store all of my ideas and thoughts as they come into my consciousness. I take a regular look at the Parking Lot to determine what needs to stay there in that parking lot and what needs to keep moving into the next week. Personally, I have trouble letting go of my ideas and my tasks … somewhere in my brain I want to do it all. Psychologically, I see that I try to prove … '“see look at all the things” … I couldn’t possibility do more work!” Well, that’s bullshit. I can't do it all, but I can decide what I want to take action on now. The weekly review helps me mitigate my overwhelmed feelings and reminds me that I can take action on anything I choose. Its very empowering.
Then the Hard Work begins.
Mapping your week so that you are working towards the things that are most important to you. Personally, this is where I see my own resistance, fear and limiting beliefs. Here is a good place to note the importance of enlisting a good therapist, coach, or spiritual director - or all 3. We all have stuff that holds us back, that wants to keep us small and compliant with the current status quo. If you notice a block, a limiting belief (a lie), talk it out, change it up, get some perspective. Utilize your journal and then review it for patterns. Friends, we get a short amount of time to live our precious lives - don’t waste it on creating ruts for yourself. If you want to do something - do it. You may need help clearing the path.