You know how I thought I was brilliant and came up with this brilliant weekly agenda that was so brilliant I would be brilliant. Yea, turns out it wasn’t so brilliant.
[Enter sad face here.]
By midweek last week, I was pretty disappointed with the way I had spent my time. Overall, I did something each day that remotely resembled my original idea (http://www.luckylittlemustardseed.com/2013/01/my-new-normal/), but it wasn’t even close to its full potential. The good news is I’m living and learning. After my weekly “Happy-U” phone call (www.happy-u.org) on Thursday, I realized I’m in the experimental trail run of my employment freedom. Yes, my self-written schedule was a start but needed to be more specific.
For example, let’s talk about Tuesday.
I thought I was prepared for my “to-do” day, but definitely wasn’t. What’s that saying? The road to hell is paved with good intentions? See, I didn’t start organizing Tuesday until Tuesday morning. [Problem numero uno.] By the time I got our weekly menu planned and my Reminders app filled to the brim with errands and a grocery list, it was 11:30 a.m. AND I was already in a foul mood. When I finally got on the road and made a couple stops, I realized my frick’n Reminders app didn’t update. Yep, none of what I spent my entire morning planning was there. OH, I WAS MAD! Yes, technology had failed me, but I had also failed myself. Why didn’t Tuesday get planned on Monday? Why didn’t I check my Reminders app before I left the home? Why is half of my day already gone and my list of stuff not even close to being crossed off? Me. ME, ME, ME!!! It was all, my fault. There was no one else to blame. So, I took a deep breath and decided to run to the house quick to get my list. Are you starting to get the idea? Let’s just say [you know instead of word vomiting all over your computer screen] the rest of my Tuesday, hell, the rest of my week pretty much-followed suit.
They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol
The problem was there were no guidelines, just blueprints. I didn’t know how to completely execute each day, because I didn’t preplan the plan. I needed to decide on Monday what we were eating for the week, what errands had to be run, and what groceries required purchasing. It could not wait until the last minute.
Otherwise, every Tuesday would be a close replica of last Tuesday and God help any of you who cross my path if that’s the case ;) I want to leave the house by 9:00 a.m. and be back home around lunchtime [somewhere between 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.] so I can achieve the other items I want to accomplish on Tuesday.
I think I’m onto something, so I better get going and use my Monday for my Tuesday; hopefully, it’s a little more likeable Round 2.