Let's talk about balance. No, I'm not talking about a new yoga pose. I'm talking more about balance of the proverbial variety.
How do you find balance in your day to day? Do you start your day with a routine, or are you more of a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants type? I tend to be closer to the second variety, but that's mostly because my work schedule differs from one day to the next.
This week, however, I started my days a little differently by getting the girls off to school (in cooperation with my amazing husband) and then I sat down to drink my coffee and plan my day. I recently started using a Franklin Covey Day Planner again, and it has rekindled a love for planning and daily progress check-in's.
My dad gave me my first planner in 8th grade. He was a fastidious planner who used his Franklin to keep track of every thing he did, every birthday, every contact. He used it until his handwriting started to fail him and he had to lay down the fountain pen. That was a sad day.
I continued to use my planner throughout school and all the way through college. Somehow after that though I kind of forgot how much I enjoyed that little book and the peace of mind it offered me.
Side note - yes, I know we have devices that can do all of these things better and faster. I tried that and it has failed me. There's just something about writing it down.
So I'm digging back in and setting goals. What are you aiming for today? This month? This year? Let's start thinking bigger together and see what we can come up with. I bet with a little planning, we can rule the world - or at least check all the things off of our lists.