I loved the comment section yesterday. I think I feel convinced that a) those AGOLDE are fine if I want to try them (and I do); b) white denim shorts are a good idea; c) skorts & dresses are also a valid way to go and don’t need to be as fussy as I had imagined.
I WILL report back on summer wardrobe escapades.
But first I just want to discuss the concept of Planning Day and how I am obsessed with the idea. This came from listening to Lisa Woodruff’s Organize 365 podcast episode from yesterday. She offers her own guided planning day, in which you spend a dedicated ~5 hours sorting through life goals, priorities, and much more. In her case, her program is designed to be used with her custom planners which she sells.
I love this idea. Not specifically her sessions (though I am sure they are amazing and honestly I may pay for the recording just to see what it is like!). But just the concept of putting a PLANNING DAY on one’s calendar (in one’s planner . . . how meta) and dedicating an entire day or half day just to plan the next few months.
I have been thinking about Retreat Days and had a goal of building in one per Quintile. I am toying with the idea of making my Retreat Days into quasi-planning days, because honesty that had been part of the point anyway. BUT I don’t want to spend my entire Retreat Day planning, either. Here’s one potential Retreat Day schedule (we will ignore any COVID concerns, this is theoretical!):
5:00 usual AM stuff, workout, etc
9:00 go for a walk in a beautiful setting, spend time just thinking
10:00 massage + pedi
12:00 lunch somewhere nice
1:00 unrushed luxurious planning session (guided or not) ideally in a nice setting
6:00 home to be with family
I am on call this week BUT not on nights/weekends. We have one more remote provider that covers ~6-8 weeks of nights/weekends throughout the year in exchange for coverage of his patients. IT IS GLORIOUS. It must be somewhat like this sometimes in places where there are fellows. If I were in private practice and in charge, I would have everyone chip in to hire a PA or NP that could cover calls at night (most do not require physician/specialist levels of knowledge and then a physician could be on backup). And that person would have zero daytime responsibilities or perhaps just some flexible project based work they could do whenever so it would be a pretty cushy job (after all, many nights would be 0 calls).
I am definitely in fantasy mode today but I guess there is nothing wrong with that! HAPPY WEDNESDAY. Does anyone currently engage in a planning day ritual? How often? What does it look like? What has it done for you? I want to know!