First week of February, tick. WOW. I know some will say that we spend way too much time glorifying how fast time flies and on one hand I agree, the glory in becoming overwhelmed by time isn’t one I’m striving for and I’m avoiding using the ‘I’m busy’ card on a frequent basis, but this week I’ve found that being more aware of time has made me realise that this precious commodity isn’t one to be wasted. I’ve got big plans and to-do lists this year and whilst I’ve always been on the OCD side of organised, I’m good at rolling to-do lists that only have deadlines if it impacts on someone else. Which means the plans that I set up can be pushed and moved and modified when I get a little overwhelmed or paralysed by fear. In theory it’s a good thing to allow me breathing space, but when they’re things that need to be brought to life for both my own satisfaction and the benefit of you, that flexibility only breeds fear driven procrastination. The funny thing? I’m really good at teaching others how to overcome this. So it was time to take a dose of my own medicine and get planning. I’m a visual and tactile girl, so out came my tools of the trade, post it notes and washi tape and I spent an entire afternoon allocating time and due dates to every single task I need to complete over the next 3 months. Call it crazy because in truth I had it all in my head, I knew what tasks I needed to get done and I somewhat knew when they needed to be done. But the process of putting it on paper and allocating time and due dates to tasks makes every day a no brainer. When I walk in to my office there is a list in front of me of what needs to be achieved every single day. I truly believe that simplicity is the key to success and whether it be your to-do list, your social media strategy or your content calendar it needs to function in such a simple way that there’s no grey area or space for fear driven procrastination. This weekend I’m encouraging you to take one element of your life (personal, work or family) and simplify it. Maybe its starting a daily to-do list, maybe its a 90 day content calendar, maybe its a meal plan, pick one thing and create space for simplicity. And of course, as always I want to hear about it, leave a comment below with what you’re planning to simplify and then pop back at the end of the weekend and tell me how it went. Remember simplicity is the key to success.
Wishing… for a long lunch styled just like this
Frustrated… after searching for a new dining set. I think this DIY has solved my dilemma
Collaborating… with some much loved brands and stores at the moment. This article has a great list of how to get started if you want to work with stores.
Falling… for flamingos and not caring if they’re yesterdays trend
Making… chocolate macadamia nut butter – SO good!
Musing… over these resonating words
Loving… this chair!