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Sometimes there will be busy seasons of life. There is too much to do with too little time to finish. Over a recent holiday weekend I prepared a simple two-page weekly map/goal sheet to keep me mentally intact while I tackle, prepare, entertain, and work my way through the holiday season. Then I two-side printed it to keep my thoughts on one sheet of paper.
Unload Your Mind
I sat for an hour and unloaded my mind onto my new weekly map. What would this week bring? When did I need to be here and there? What errands did I need to run around my goings and comings? When could I tuck in a project during this “empty time” and another project during that “waiting time”? When could I be doing two things at once? Who did I need to call? Where could I expedite my energy? What needed to be finished?
I listed the many projects on my mind, choosing those that will be put on hold when my company arrives and those that will need finishing soon. I also decided what projects will just have to wait until the new year arrives. With my sheet in hand my many ventures can be addressed immediately or be “saved” until I can take them up again the second week of January.
Make Great Progress
The form worked beautifully for me, so much so that I made great progress on my first day using it, focusing my energies on the items listed, traveling with confidence because I knew what stops I would be making on the way home, and what I would be doing when I arrived safely. I also know what I have decided can and should wait until later and so my mind is at rest.
I am sharing the Weekly Map with you hoping that your own mind can dump out and begin to make more orderly sense during this busy time. Please feel free to share your experiences and any suggestions that you might have with me as you go along.
Remember, sometimes we stop and get a grip, make a written plan, and then move forward again to have greater success!
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