Why check in with your 3 priorities each week?
I want to take a few moments here and talk to you about my thoughts behind the Sunday Check-In.
I believe we are all creative beings. Our work comes from a spiritual place. When we think of “structuring our week” or adding a “to do” list we all moan and groan…but there is a method to this madness. We are creative and therefore, we need to “self-mange” our days. We generate so much creativity and need a conduit to bring it forward in our lives and share with others.
We need to establish a relationship with ourselves. In order to do that, we need to be our own guides. Take time at the start of each week to lay out your plan for the week. Each Sunday, hold a check-in time with yourself. I learned about this technique from my mentor, Christine Kane. I have stuck to this routine, because, well, it works and it fit into my personal work on creating routines in my life to support my productivity.
Back to the Sunday Check-in. The top three things I want you to be thinking about are:
1. Being fully engaged-taking time for yourself without distractions
2. Definition-define what it is you wish to accomplish each week
3. Feeling of completion-reflecting back on what it is you have completed each week
So, right now…get out your calendar…and schedule in a half an hour each and every Sunday throughout the year for your “check-in” time.
I know, I know…all the voices in your head are shouting…uggg…boring! I don’t want to schedule anything! It is SO not creative (what happens with that is scattering…you have SO many ideas and none get your full attention). Creating time in your schedule/calendar will allow you to set the tone for your week. It will give you a focus for your top priorities.
When you are in that ½ hour space each Sunday setting your priorities, take the time to be fully present. No outside distractions. Just you, asking yourself what is important to accomplish in the coming week. What are your 3 priorities? What are the three things you wish to accomplish for the week? Just three…this defines your week. This is what YOU wish to accomplish. This is for you…to set the stage for your own self-management and success.
Just begin with that…and if you want support on this journey, the next Sunday Check-in Accountability Group begins June 15! Click here to register!