Does your schedule really work for you? That’s the question I had to ask myself recently. For quite a while now, I’ve posted on Mondays and Wednesdays. It seemed to be a logical posting schedule, but I realized the other day it’s just not working for me. I feel like I’m always ‘chasing my tail’ when it comes to blog work and even worse, I’m not committing as much time to my wellness efforts as I need to because I’m always trying to catch up on other things.
For the blogging issue, it’s simple — I just change my posting schedule. I’m going to try posting on Wednesdays and Fridays and see how that goes. Scheduling my wellness efforts may not seem quite as simple, but it really is. It’s just a matter of making it a priority and setting time for it in my schedule.
Sometimes when our schedules aren’t working for us, we have to step back, take a look at why they’re not working, and come up with something new.
This is especially important when it comes to our wellness efforts.
Whether it’s making time for exercise, planning meal times, or creating a cleaning schedule, we have to be purposeful about our wellness activities.
Now I realize that some of us don’t have the luxury of having complete control over our schedules. If we’re working outside the home, homeschooling children, or running from appointment to appointment, others may be setting our priorities for us. We may have to just work with the time that we do have control over and determine how we’re going to use that time.
As we talked about in Make Your To-Do List Fibro-Friendly, if we’re going to make wellness a priority, we should have at least a loose plan for our time. We don’t have to have set-in-stone times that we have to do things, but having a plan keeps those activities that improve our wellness at the front of our minds.
This week, let’s ask ourselves:
Sometimes we can try to fit ourselves into a box that we just can’t fit into — you know, that ‘perfect time-management system’ others use that just doesn’t work for us. Rather than trying to fit ourselves into someone else’s mold, we need to design our schedules so they work for us.
How’s your daily schedule working for you? How do you ensure you have enough time for your wellness activities? Please share!