How many of you are working from a schedule?
Some kind of schedule?
There are many different ways to approach your schedule.
Some of you, I am sure, would rather be very spontaneous. So, your schedule is most likely kept fairly open, with just critical, time-based items listed (doctors appointments, birthdays, events).
Others of you have the kind of work where virtually every minute of your day is tightly planned and scheduled. If you lost your calendar (paper, electronic) you would probably panic!
And still others will batch their work (or whole days). For example: Monday is admin day – a day for phone calls, paperwork, planning. Tuesday is for clients. Wednesday is for writing. Thursday is for clients again. Friday is planning, wrapping up, and sometimes special clients.
Whichever way you approach your schedule – is it working for you? Or is it working against you? And how could you tell?
Your schedule is working for you if you move through your days with ease and a sense of flow.
There’s a rhythm and you move easily in and out of the different activities.
Your schedule is working against you when you find yourself frantically spinning your wheels, when it feels like you are running as fast as you can and getting nowhere even faster!
There is a rhythm to everything – in nature it’s seasons, the ebb and flow of the tides. Your work and life has an ebb and flow to it as well. Give yourself a little time to discover what it is, and build your schedule around it. Let yourself dance with your life’s rhythm, whether it is hip hop, disco, or ballroom.