I often advocate to clients they plan out their day. It asserts ourselves as the creator, rather than the slave to our circumstances.
Set a clear intention of purpose, then schedule the actions that support that purpose with a responsibility to estimating accurately how much time you’ll need for these actions.
Life will happen. Circumstances will assert themselves — an unexpected phone call, a traffic jam, a mistake in an appointment time — brings a need to shift your plans. That sense of purpose for your day can help you remain steady, as you recalibrate and recommit to your intention.
And sometimes, even with or circumstances handled, we find internal obstacles to living our purpose in a day. We need to open to something bigger than ourselves to guide us to our purpose and allow our creativity to to find the tangible actions to support that purpose.
I love this quote from artist, Jen Gray. Practicing spiritual time management is sometimes just what’s needed to cut through the overwhelm of deadlines, obligations, conflicts, vagueness, lack of motivation, or procrastination.
“…the only thing i had to be concerned with was
doing the next single thing that would align myself
with love and spirit.”
If you find yourself on a rainy day, whether it’s external or internal weather, ask yourself, “What is the one single thing I could do now that would align myself with love and spirit?”
If you can go outside and be in nature, when you ask the question, see if it doesn’t deepen the response you get back.
Trust the answer, even if you can’t see beyond the next action. Sometimes we baby-step our way with faith back into clarity.