Someday, I will…

Here we are, the last installment of my four part series on the Eisenhower Method for Chronics. Thank you for joining me on this journey. Let’s wrap this up, shall we?

In this post, I will share about the Someday portion of the method. In most of the charts and explanations I have found on this sort of planning, this becomes the trash section. I want to think of it as the “when I have the extra energy, I would like to get this done” list. Someday, I would like to “watch the Netflix documentary on Minimalism”  or “I need to organize my DVD’s”.  See where I’m going with this?

For myself, if it doesn’t have a spot to write it down, it’s lost to the cosmos forever.  Then again, I get lost trying to find my ass.   I offer one additional piece of advice to accompany this list. Keep a notebook to store your Someday list.  It will be there for those days that you want to feel productive but need a task that won’t zap you right out of spoons.

I want to thank you all how have joined me on this little journey of  planning for chronics. I truly hope this has become a valuable tool to keep you on track.

But wait, there’s more!  I have SOMETHING for you…so exciting! A PRINTABLE…yassss! I am launching a bimonthly newsletter this year and would love for you to be a part of the journey. When you click to sign up, (click on the Receive Updates below) you will get a Eisenhower Method for Chronics printable to start your own journey of planning.

Love to hear your feedback as well – let me know if this method helps you or frustrates you.

lissy

 

Part 2: Important

Webster’s Dictionary defines Important as marked by or indicative of significant worth. In last month’s series we spoke about urgent tasks and now here comes important.  Last month I talked about Urgent tasks, and those are the “put out the damn fire” task items.  Important tasks for me are those pesky “I gotta do this” to do’s.

For instance, I have four phone calls to make this week.  I would add them to my planner but with no red star to signify urgency. Don’t get me wrong here, these are items that have to be completed this week. If I find that I’m simply procrastinating, I can quickly turn these over to the Urgent side with simple red star.

Again, I have to say that determining what is urgent and important will be up to you and your needs. This exercise is individual driven but I think it lightens the load a little when you seem to have days when you have a flare and you can pop open the planner to see if there is anything requires your attention.

This has become a huge help to me as many of my plans often go astray. I just want to be able to know that before I crash out on my lovely bed, I’ve taken care of what needs to be done.

What do you consider Urgent versus Important? Share your thoughts in the comments below

lissy

 

Where do I go from here?

It’s so cliché, but I’m going to say it “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”. Even the arid desert of Arizona has the sparkle of twinkle lights everywhere! Our stockings are hung off our bookcases with care…you know the rest.

I am going on vacation too! Well, the blog is.  I like to take the time between Christmas and New Years to get content ready for next year, blah, blah, blah.  But, today, as I sat down to write…I made an executive decision to just give myself a whole month to take care of an ever growing needs list of items that the blog, vlog and so forth is needing.

The schedule that I set up for myself is actually working pretty well and I’m not going to mess too much with how I have it all planned.  In 2017, I want to put in to practice all the things that I have been meaning to implement and grow this “keep” into an Empire.

This is where you come in dear readers. Give me your feedback! what do you want to see more of? less of? expand my topics to? leave out? This is where I take the road less travelled in regards to my digital journey…so bring it!

With that I am going to leave with, have a very Merry Christmas and a glorious New Year.

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