Day 5 – Setting Yourself Up For Success
Schedules and I have a love-hate relationship. I hate having to adhere to the inherent unforgiving steps that comprise a schedule. I hate being late. I love deadlines. I also love to wait until I’m hugging the deadline before I kick myself into gear.
Obviously, there are some issues to be resolved.
I really like the Pomodoro Technique – I have an app that helps keep me on schedule. The following plan is one I’ve been toying with, and I think it works well – when I stick to it, that is.
My day begins with waking up at 5am and listening to praise and worship music for 25 minutes to help set my mood and focus. During that 25 minutes, I’ll make notes on the 3 main activities I want to get done for the day. Then it’s off to get ready for my day job.
Lunch time is the next chance I have to focus on my freedom plan. I can spend 25 minutes catching up on email and social media, with a 5-minute break at the end. The next 25 minutes will be brainstorming or doing some skill enhancement like a Udemy course to help smooth out my writing skills or adding to my fields of influence.
Then it’s back to the grind for the next four hours.
My next chance to sit down and focus on this plan comes after everyone else has settled in for the evening. Enter the Ten-to-Midnight Express.
The first 25 minutes is for research on the topic I plan to write about. After a quick 5 minutes break of music, then it’s 25 minutes of writing time followed by a second 5-minute break. One more break and then? Reading time! I can read for 25 minutes and then take my last break of the day. Then it’s off to bed, and if desired, additional reading until I fall asleep.
That’s it in all it’s fun-filled and stunted glory. God willing, this will bring me that much closer to freedom.
This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 5