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Schedule IT

Schedule IT

iStock_000027630618MediumWhen you think about your life, do you think things happen the way they happen or do you plan the way things happen? If you don’t plan your days do they happen the way you hoped? Did you even hope your day would go in any particular way? Do you wake up and say this is my intention for the day? Add a little gratefulness that you have a day to contemplate and make the way you want and then start the day with some intention and momentum!

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Year 2015Make your plan to be wise in your purchases. Schedule your payments so they are automatically paid timely. Avoiding unnecessary late fees or NSF is a great savings that is nothing more than scheduling your finances. Schedule your expenses and know what you really need to actually survive and what you have as discretionary income. Most of us have some money at the end of the week, however we make decisions during the week that leave us without much to show for it. So each time you spend money, ask yourself, “Will I be happy 3 months from now that I made this purchase or will I even remember it?” Not all purchases need to be memorable, however, too many of them are just made without even thinking.

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537845_326749737451308_1390794255_nKnowing what you are going to eat and when is the best scheduling activity you can do for yourself. Make sure that you eat often, about every 3 hours, but the most important thing is to schedule it. Put a reminder in your phone to ask yourself if you are hungry. Figure out your menu’s and plan for a well-balanced meal each and every time you eat. Of course don’t forget to schedule your exercise daily. Everyday plan to get 30 minutes of exercise. Put a reminder in your calendar and just plan on making it part of your daily routine. You will feel so much better! Do it for stress relief, to make you feel better, whatever you do—don’t do it because you think you need to lose weight!

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smart goal setting conceptYou’ve heard it before—if you schedule your time you will get more done, but have you thought about the confidence that you get from being scheduled and sticking to your schedule. It is as if you have a dozen mini goals every day and you achieve them and suddenly your self-confidence improves. Scheduling your time allows you to decide each day—What is important?

If you have never been on a schedule try it for a day, then a week, and if you like it and find you get more out of each day keep it up. Break up your day into no more than 2 hour blocks of time and remind yourself to take short 5 minute breaks once an hour. Ironically this will not break your momentum, it will actually give you a boost of making a goal and succeeding!!

Sherri Sue Fisher, author of TimerDIET, TimerORGANIZER, and Coming Soon TimerSAVINGS

 

 

Schedule It

Schedule It

Vacation Time
Vacation Time

Do you want to feel that you should be doing what it is that you are doing? Have you ever gone to the office and thought about everything you need to do at home and then once you got home thought of everything you need to do at the office?  Conversely, have you ever been in the moment? Whether it was a crises or a massage or vacation, or maybe a deadline that had to be done? What do each of these have in common? You need or want to be there during the time that you are there. While crisis are not scheduled they take precedence and you realize that you need to be where you are and nowhere else. In the case of the massage or vacation you scheduled it, looked forward to it and planned on doing it at the time that you are doing it. You Scheduled It!

Family, Friends, and Alone Time

Family, friends, alone time
Family, friends, alone time

Schedule everything that is important to you! Date night, family night, movies with friends, alone time with a bubble bath. If you don’t know when you are going to do these things, how do you know you are going to do them? By scheduling these things that are important to you, you won’t be thinking that you should be doing them, because you know exactly when you will be doing them.

House Cleaning, Errands, and Finances

Yes, it is important to schedule the more mundane things in life as well. Knowing that Saturday afternoon is your housecleaning time will keep you from going through the whole week wondering, “When will I get to clean the floors and when should I do that load of laundry?” I am not saying that if certain issues arise that you can’t go ahead and do what needs to be done. But, whenever you find yourself worrying or wondering when you are going to get around to doing something get your calendar out and schedule it. The same goes with errands, if you plan on dropping off dry-cleaning at a certain time you can create predictably and work your schedule so that you have a clean suit whenever you need it. Speaking of laundry, if you don’t need to do laundry every week then change it to every other week and see if that works into your schedule better.

Work and Projects

Work Time
Work Time

We all have various things that need to be done in our work. Schedule your various functions so that you are not wondering all morning long when you are going to get to the agenda for the next day’s meeting. Put it on your calendar and focus your efforts where you are needed now and do what you have scheduled when your reminder goes off.

Sherri Sue Fisher author TimerOrganizer and TimerDiet