Taking Your Advice
When we realize our goals aren’t serving us — we can write new ones!
I don’t see this as a failure or copout. Or some inability to achieve perfection (I mean, it’s not like goals can truly be right or wrong or “perfect” anyway, right?).
But the vague summer ennui I was feeling — well, I feel like that was an inner voice worth listening to. And then you all added your own thoughts + support, which only solidified my thinking.
I am not going to try to start any big new projects this quintile. I am going to work hard to structure my time so that I can be efficient on the days I do work, and enjoy some REAL time off when we are on vacation: 4 days in Chicago (coming up!), 4 days in Philadelphia, and 2 weeks off/away in Vancouver and Alaska. And, I am going to take all 3 mommy 1:1 days and enjoy them.
All of this time away will require planning.
Luckily, I am pretty good at that 🙂
I am not planning on airing reruns, but there may be some shorter episodes and more batch recording.
I am also giving myself permission to order more products to review and try — I find this keeps me excited to share new tips, finds, and often opens my mind to new ways of planning beyond what is actually on the pages.
And finally, I am giving myself permission just not to strive so much over the summer when it comes to work. Growth is good and I want to share my planning techniques + insights with more people, but now just does not feel like the right time to push. This is actually my first summer in quite some time I haven’t had large GME-related projects hanging over my head and I want to enjoy that freedom!
I anticipate in the fall, things will be different. And hopefully having some more efficient rhythms in place from the summer will be helpful.
NEW Q3 (SUMMER) GOALS: Keeping It Simple
Enjoy travel time with family ( + friends, in the case of our long trip!)
1:1 days with each kid
Read a lot of great books; see some summer movies
Continue training plan
Organize: bathroom / bedroom / go through clothes (mine, and then the kids’ prior to start of school) <– this is manageable and hits priority areas.
Turn in estate planning “homework” (it’s one document, I should be able to handle this)
Lead Digital Detox (materials prepped already – workbook looks great!)
Plan ahead for pod-related work so that I can have truly free time during travel + weekends