Here are two examples of how I am using my daily planning pages these days. You can see a timeline along the left (the colors are rather arbitrary, but maybe over time I’ll develop a code of sorts!). The center column contains to do items, meals, media (podcasts listened to / books read / music / etc), and then gratitude (3 items). Along the upper right, I have my little habit tracking area made up of color coded boxes.
The habits I track in these boxes are: Meditation, Outside (spend some time outside), Reading (any book!), Music (listen to anything purposefully), Duolingo (Spanish!), and 100 minutes or less on my phone. Spoiler alert: I didn’t do so well with that last one in January!
CURRENT AM ROUTINE
5:00 up / coffee
5:05 – 5:30 read nonfiction
5:30 – 5:40 meditation
5:40 – 6:10 write blog post
6:10 – 6:50 workout
6:50 – 7:30 help kids get ready
7:30 – 7:50 shower / get ready
7:50 leave for work
(There are many variations – sometimes I have a 7:30 meeting, sometimes I take the kids to school, etc. But this is the basic framework!)
Crowding Out Bad Habits
See this post for musings on this topic!
Newsletter subscribers: I am delaying the Feb edition until my 2021 book list is ready! Hopefully sometime this week!!