What does your life flow look like? Do you even know what it is?
For me, life flow is the manner in which you operate each and every day. This is a planned thing that I set up everyday to achieve the priorities of that day. As a mainly self-employed professional it is important for me to organize my tasks each day in order to keep the ball rolling in my desired direction. I can be a total scatter brain without some sense of direction for my day.
Typically I start the week off(Sunday) with planning what I would like to achieve. On Sunday I will also go through and create a task list for Monday and when appropriate I will also lay some tasks out for other days of the week. But on Sunday the main priority is to set up large goals for the week and setting Monday up for success!
To organize my days and week I use a check list and calendar. I love the apple Reminders and iCal because it works perfectly to sync between my devices. Once I set the tasks for the day in my Reminders(I have a Reminders tab for each day of the week) I can go to my calendar and block off the times throughout the day to ensure I can complete each task.
BOOM! That is the planning phase. But guess what life many times doesn't make it quite that easy. To manage for unexpected turns in my day I always get my #1 priories done first and then move onto other supporting tasks. This way I can always end my day knowing I completed the major priorities.
This is a practice I recommend for anyone looking to create more freedom in their day... Yes a little more planning and structure can create more freedom for your life. Having clarity with the tasks needed to be complete each day and a scheduled plan for those tasks allows you to say NO when there are other priorities needed to be complete.
You have the power to create the ideal flow for YOUR life... it takes a preparation. Work this simple system into your daily habit and you can see daily success and achievement take off!
"Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together."
-Vincent Van Gogh-