Get Stuff Done: Making Time

December 29, 2014

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Oh hey, you’re still with me on this whole 2015 journey I’ve embarked on? Yay! I’ve been kind of consumed with getting all this done over the Christmas break and I’m excited to share it as I go so thanks for sticking with me. I also have a bunch of ideas for DIY’s and projects that I want to tackle in the next few months so never fear, there’s more craftiness to come!

Anyway, back to getting stuff done: “It’s not about having time, it’s about making time”

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I mentioned before how when it comes to exercise I have a pretty consistent pattern: start work out, continue daily for about 1-2 months, miss 3-4 days in a row due to life interruptions, and then never start again. It usually takes me about 6-8 months before I decide to start up again and inevitably the pattern repeats itself. Exercise is the most obvious thing, but I’m pretty sure similar patterns happen in other areas of life too.

So I’ve come up with a solution that I’m going to test out – after all, this year is kind of a big experiment anyway. Might as well start here!

I thought if I broke down my plans by week rather then by month or year – or the worst for me, no finish line it would be a lot easier to accomplish. For example, this week I will
– exercise for 60 minutes (I’ll probably end up doing 20 minutes on whichever 3 days work best)
– follow the meal plan
– drink 4 glasses of water every day
– I’ll add a specific work to-do in there as well

I’ll start each week with what I want to accomplish and then work it into my schedule however it works best. The daily pages I mentioned in my last post will be good for that.

I also thought it would be good to see the whole week on one page so I printed off the calendar below from LandeeluChantel Emma, also pictured below, has a gorgeous one or just browse Pinterest and you’ll find tons of awesome ones.

I have a feeling that keeping track of progress probably helps with the motivation factor, so I’ll be marking off days on the calendar when I accomplish what I planned. Hopefully at the end of each week I’ll see a row of checkmarks  (or gold stars…whatever works), and if there aren’t as many as I planned there’s always a fresh week right below!


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