May 6, 2020
The challenges around structure,
limit-setting, and boundaries are continuing throughout the
coronavirus situation, so this is another of what I’m calling “The
Pandemic Episodes.” What does life look like if it stays the same
for many months — or years — to come? When one day blurs into
another, it’s so easy to fall into bad habits. Grab a pen and some
paper, and get ready for a workshop-inspired episode to help you
fix what’s not working in your schedule.
Biggest Takeaways From Episode #89:
- Whenever you want to change something, the
first thing to do is to review what’s not working in the situation
so you can figure out what to do about it. Get a piece of paper and
write it down!
write down all of the possible solutions for each problem you’ve
come up with. Don’t censor yourself; write down whatever comes to
you have your potential solutions, come up with a strategy that
will work for you. Try pairing something you want to do with
something you’re already doing.
- Calendarizing is so important. Each week, write
out a calendar for what you want to accomplish the next
Highlights from Episode #89:
- Vicki welcomes listeners to
this episode, which will help you get a better schedule! She starts
off by talking about what she’s seeing in Houston, Texas.
- We hear Vicki’s thoughts on how
long the current situation will continue, and how that relates to
today’s episode. [05:24]
- Vicki shares the first step
when you want to change something. [08:04]
- The next step is to write down
all of the possible solutions. Vicki talks about this strategy, as
well as about figuring out what kind of structure works for you.
- Your next assignment in this
workshop episode is to come up with a strategy or plan.
- Vicki talks about her process
for writing out her weekly calendar. [15:59]
- Be willing to adjust, revisit,
and course-correct anything that’s not working for you. And don't
forget, baby steps! [19:28]
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