you need the right habits.
Too often, we make plans and then never look at them.
Too often, we set unrealistic expectations and kick ourselves when they fall apart.
Too often, our plans
- sit on the counter, neglected.
- don’t help when the day goes haywire.
- take more time to make than to do.
- reflect our moods instead of our responsibilities.
We need better strategies.
We need plans that
- center on our responsibilities rather than our aspirations.
- help us make intuitive choices about what to do next, even when we can’t look at the list.
- never leave us feeling like a failure when all the boxes aren’t checked.
- build habits that support us.
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- Build the habits that make planning effective to maximize your productivity.
- Find out what’s missing from your planning process, keeping it from being helpful in the midst of your reality; then adjust your process to make it fruitful in your life.
- Center your to-do list around your own callings to decrease stress and distractedness.
- Join a community of like-minded women.
- Learn when to look at your plan, change it around – and also when not to – to maximize your time spent doing what’s truly important.