This week I have public accountability going on with a lovely visitor of my Facebook page. We were talking about how difficult it can be to keep the focus, and how planning helps. But that it can be SO difficult to keep to your planning. So we agreed to observe ourselves, to find out what was going on at the moments we digressed from our planning…
In case of drowning: plan!
What I liked tabout the plan, is that it would help me plan more. I work freestyle as much as I can, and only use planning when I think I need it badly. In case of drowning: plan! Which, as you can guess, doesn”t work out well. I’m supposed to use planning to keep me from drowning in the endless sea of tasks and chores.
- promoting my free e-course
- helping a collegue
- buying presents for my son’s birthday
- following up on a lead
- partcipating in an online course
- bringing glas to the recycle station
- grocery shopping in the eco-store
- doing work related stuff on social media
- e-coaching clients
- going out for a walk for self care
I have ticked many things off my list. And added new things that I could tick off straight away. But the planning item with the exclamation mark is still yelling ‘Pick me! Pick me!’.
Helping myself out
Of course I know how to get out of this. I’m Procrastination Coach. So I’ll write ‘Writing a blog post’ on my to do list for today, and tick it off. I will close my e-mail and Social Media for a while, until I’ve done a Pomodoro of planning. And I’ll reward myself with a nice REAL break afterwards: going outside for a walk.
Please inquire if I have done my planning. I might need accountability more than any of the other good things I’ve suggested. I will do anything to avoid planning…
(“Oh, but the post needs images…” Already my first excuse pops up in postponing the plan I’ve just made. I’m not giving in this time! I’ll not even do a spell check)