I am a person who is motivated by plans. I need to have one to make sure I am working smarter as well as sometimes harder. I have more energy when I have clear goal, and if I can get something down on paper that I can look at and measure progress again, well, I am in clover. (Sometimes, I also worry about myself and whether I really need to get out more!)
I have noticed in the last couple of months that my direction has somewhat drifted. This is not really surprising given the fact I was moving house and settling in and all that, but I noticed last week that I had a distinct lack of motivation to write the blog everyday. I also noticed that my Herbalism studies have REALLY backslided. Although there is an excuse, if I want my new life to happen, I need to take myself in hand and get on with it again. So, it got me thinking. How on earth am I going to fit this in to the life I am leading now in the big house, with the big garden and the prospect of children thrown into the mix as well?
Well, the obvious answer is that I need to make time for everything I want to do. So, cue a piece of paper and a pen, and a list of my priorities. This blog is definitely on this list, because I thoroughly enjoy writing it, and it keeps my literary muscles flexing. It is a good habit to have. But it does take quite some time to get the idea, write the blog, edit the blog, edit it again, find the pictures, put it all together and publish. And frankly, I could use that time for my other priorities.
And here we come to the crux of the matter. What I intend to do therefore is to reduce the number of times in a week that I blog. I am going to aim to blog three times in a week. Ideally, that would be Monday, Wednesday and Friday, but it needs to be flexible, so I might sneak one in on a weekend if the other days get a bit packed with things to do (like adoption meetings, Mum and baby groups, cleaning, studying, gardening etc). My plan is also to have a kind of theme to each time I blog. So, Mondays I envisage being about Herbalism/Gardening/Nutrition, Wednesdays will be about Life Coaching and Personal Management and Fridays can be stuff about studying and any micro-business stuff I might want to blog about.
I would really love to have your feedback about this new structure. Lets let it bed in for a couple of weeks, and if you think there can be some tinkering around the edges, I would love to hear your ideas.
Now… I am off to hang out wet washing and then do some weeding in the garden. I have to… it’s on my plan!