Episode #71 Design Your Day
There is little in life more devastating than the realization that we are not becoming the people we’ve dreamed to become. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Casey Greenawalt recommend an intuitive routine that guarantees a life well lived.
I was not designing my day when I was in college. I was waking up whenever. I was eating whatever and whenever. I was going to class (around) when it started, leaving like, ‘When does my next class start again?’ And I quickly felt the consequences of that, but I also just started to quickly feel bad. You don’t feel good when you don’t know what’s coming up next.Casey Greenawalt
- We often believe the lie that a structured life is a boring life even though the more intentional we are with our schedules, the more fun and spontaneity are actually possible.
- Since most of our days growing up were designed for us, it can feel overwhelming when we’ve finally reached a season where we have control over our calendar.
- We often squander time without realizing it, and the amount of time we squander is typically much higher than we would guess.
- The most difficult part about designing our day is actually doing what we decided to do even when we don’t feel like it.
- Tasks assigned to specific timeframes are more likely to be accomplished than tasks written in a list.
- It is more effective to schedule our lives in 30-minute intervals than in 3-minute intervals
- When you feel like you don’t have enough time, take an inventory of all 168 hours of your typical week in order to evaluate whether that is actually true.
- Schedule fun activities every week to motivate you to complete important but mundane activities.
- Reserve one hour of every day for unexpected tasks and responsibilities.
- Schedule your least exciting tasks during times when your mind and body naturally feels the most energized.
- Spend ten minutes this evening designing the day you will live tomorrow – including your before-work day, your work day, and your after-work day.
In This Episode
Make The Time
One hundred sixty-eight hours is a lot of time. And every single week of our lives, we have the power to choose how that time will be spent. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Casey Greenawalt reflect on a choice we can all make to ensure we accomplish our most important goals.
Schedule Your Priorities
Often we neglect the important tasks in life because we let the things that feel more urgent get in the way. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dan Costello unpack principles and practices that will help you take control of your schedule.
Establish A Routine
If asked for a list of exciting words, few of us are likely to include the word routine. Listen in this week as Casey Greenawalt and Dr. Michael Brown unpack a counterintuitive secret to avoiding a mundane existence: creating everyday rhythms and rituals can actually make our days anything but ordinary.