The new normal is not yet clear for us, which is our opportunity to imagine the beings and doings of our ideal day working at home and perhaps beginning to emerge into the world as Spring arrives.
What has to happen? What do you see and what are your various roles you through the day? Who are you talking with and listening to?
Recently Synergy Circle in an autumn meeting raised the reminder that this is a time of year to review and adjust our vision boards in preparation for the Southern Hemisphere Spring. What’s most important to you to start your day? Members of the online CH Collective mention meditation, yoga, walking + a healthy breakfast for example. Imagine that as a start to each of your days. What time would you go to bed + get up to make that routine happen?
What’s always on your daily Plan-List? Business coaches talk of default diaries. For me, this means structuring a day to include defined times (each with a start + end time) for every regular happening in your day.
These times can be adjusted a little to suit your schedule but those commitments to yourself stay put. They are your priorities. You may choose to block out particular times of day for Projects (they’re important so need a capital P!) You select progressing a new project to be the Important and not Urgent action of your working day. These include your ON the business times. (Research Stephen Covey for more on the Urgent Important matrix or ask me).
What do you use your ON the business time for? Other tasks IN your business can fit around the larger goals. For me, all-important connection chats (with a business colleague, a mentor, a friend) happen just after a mid-morning break or around a mid afternoon break.
These are times when I’m likely to meet some folks online and some in a café or walk park. They are times that can be adjusted lengthened or shortened, made a little later or earlier and they remain in of my ideal average day.
What do you need to know about yourself to gain such a day and to create a structure to deliver you that day? What do you choose to stop doing or being to have that day? See for your self the potential. Mull over the possibilities with the folks in your life who matter. Create exact steps that give you clarity on what you truly want in your ideal average day. Imagine that, make that happen. PS. This writing happened as my Important, less urgent task of the day!
Guest Author: Mary Unwin– www.walktall.com.au