I do some planning every weekend:
1) my weekend to-do list
This gets written on a Friday after work and has a combination of events, things to organise, things to do in the house and relaxing things.
This is my sweet spot combination of getting out (for my extraverted sensing self), staying home and being productive and actually relaxing.
2) my weekly planning
This planning gets done on a Sunday afternoon or evening.
I have my Outlook calendar open, my work calendar, my shining planner and my bullet journal.
I’ll make sure I haven’t forgotten about anything coming up, and transfer things I need to action to my weekly planner.
For two weekends, I felt a heaviness, a feeling of not “sparking joy” around my weekly planning.
I questioned myself as to why and this is what I came up with:
- I’m making my weekly planning process far more complicated than it needs to be.
- It used to take me 5 – 10 minutes and was now closer to 30 minutes (granted, some of that time was for photo-taking for Instagram!)
So I’m going back to my old ways.
A quick check of the electronic calendars, jot those things down, read through my to-dos, and then get on with the business of actually living 🙂