At the New Year I was inspired by Michael Hyatt’s blog to create an Ideal Week. I didn’t want it to dictate my life, but provide a little structure I could fall back on if everything got a little crazy.
Here’s what I came up with (green is work-related, pink is personal):
After I created this, I realized my life is a lot less complicated than Michael Hyatt’s.
But even though it’s pretty straight forward, the exercise did help me realize I’m more productive with tasks in the morning and writing or focused work in the afternoon (which happens to coincide with Wine-thirty).
You’ll notice we scheduled in time to be with friends (Friday!). We had three successful weeks of dinner parties with friends, and then _________ [fill in the blank] happened and we haven’t had anyone since.
So you can see it’s not perfectly executed, but I highly recommend giving it a try. I plan to revamp mine for the summer!