'Myday'. No meetings. No appointments. Social media and email at the end of the day only, to make sure the 'time-takers' are under control. I will prepare the night before by checking email and voice messages, and schedule my blog posts and tweets through automation for the following day. I will make sure lunches are packed and dinner is ready for the microwave. I will lay out my clothes and jewelry, being ready for everything but the smile.
The decision to take time to trim my schedule is very organic. I recognize the greater need to focus above the potential outcome of interruptions and distractions. When I read this coaching advice yesterday, I had shocking clarity, along with the 'Why didn't I think of that?' moment. I am so thankful for these subtle suggestions that appear when they are most needed and for the presence of mind to accept the suggestion as exactly what I needed, when I needed it. This likely happens more often than not. My awareness is at a new heightened state. This, as a result of not being able to be in two places at once. I am turning this into a positive action instead of a stressful reaction. This is my desired outcome.
This is the day for my Big Rocks! Full-on, no exceptions, complete creative release and inspirations and making sure to reward myself for the job well done. Put out the Do Not Disturb sign. Plan the next 'myday', by gettingthe checklist for the next one started as each Big Rock rolls into place.
'Myday' ends in 'y', like any other day of the week. Tuesday is now 'myday'.
This is how I take time to trim my schedule. I would love to know what you manage your schedule of distractions and interruptions. Please leave a comment below.