I did order my 2022 PowerSheets for next year.
I don’t consider PowerSheets to be a planner, even though there are some planner-like elements. I use them as an adjunct. I mostly use them at the end of each month / year / quarter to help me identify goals and priorities. There is also a monthly “Tending List” page that I’ve been trying out recently. I do have mine going for October.
So how are my current “100 days left” goals going?
I’d say . . . okay. Specifics:
1- Focus on screen time (yes again). Seems like a good time for me to resurrect Operation 100!
Doing well with this — in October, anyway. I messed up yesterday (123 minutes – agh) and it was totally a “I’m in a mood and I will scroll” kind of phenomena, but overall I have been making good progress here. Less time on Insta = better mental health for me. It’s definitely a thing.
2- Eat better and work out consistently with the hope of making most of my wardrobe fit comfortably again by 2022.
Meh. I still really do want to address this but I have not been doing a great job. I need to put my planning skills to work and actually have better lunches planned out, in particular. I HAVE been working out (3 days of Caroline Girvan EPIC 1 down . . . 47 to go?!) and am feeling motivated in this respect.
3- Work on bedtime alongside the kids with the goal of making it a mostly-calm, low stress routine.
This has miraculously been great recently. I’ve been bringing the kids upstairs at 7:30 pm to start the process and the last few nights I have been able to walk to my own room at ~8:10-8:20 without a lot of stress. I think the dark evenings (fall!) have been helping me out here.
4- Generally work on my overall awareness of time. I’m not sure I have it in me to time track for 100 days, but I am going to pay more attention to how I am using leisure time. (Item #1 will help with this I have no doubt.)
I have not been time tracking. However, it is 100% true that the less time spent on mindless scrolling the more time is left for the REST OF LIFE (because math). I have also been doing a bit more time block planning on less structured work days, which has been helpful.
5- Keep work at work and really adhere to shutdown rituals. I only have one week of call during this next 100 days (so . . . 7%?) and thus for the most part I should be able to get my work done during the days, especially if I am focused and efficient.
Primarily yes. Again – time block planning and a realistic to do list helps with this. I didn’t do that well yesterday (very packed clinical day!) but it also wasn’t terrible.
I have also been migraine-free thus far in October! Let’s hope the trend continues!