What should I plan?
"But what should I plan?"
If you find yourself asking this question and then not answering but scrolling on social media for inspiration or doing research to find the answer, here's why:
What you're actually saying to yourself when you ask, "but what should I plan?" is:
I don't know.
I don't know the right thing to plan.
There's so much to do - I don't know where to start.
I don't want to.
And instead of feeling the dread, defeat, overwhelm, stress, and pressure that come along with those thoughts (thoughts are what create your emotions) - you ask, "but what should I plan?"
Because this allows you to avoid decision making. It has an air of responsibility. You're looking for the "right thing" so you don't waste your time on the wrong thing.
But really, you're hiding and avoiding.
And you end up in the same place. Not making a decision. Putting things off until later. Waiting.
You feel helpless and at the effect of your day.
Yuck. Not the goal, right?
Here's how to move past that question so you can feel empowered and in charge of your day:
What do I love about my options?
What's great about the choices I have?
If every single choice would work out perfectly, which would I choose?
What DO I know?
Where could I start?
What would be the easiest thing to start with?
If I knew exactly what to do, what would I pick?
There will be discomfort here. You may feel tired. You may notice yourself trying to distract and avoid. Your brain will continue to offer up, "but I really don't know!"
Your work is to keep going until you find an answer. You'll want to judge that answer as the wrong choice. Ignore that voice. Do it anyway.
The more you get in the habit of looking inside for answers the more self-trust you build. And the more self-trust you build, the easier it's going to be for you to make decisions quickly and confidently.
And managing your time well is all about making quick and confident decisions. Ready to learn how?