I've always been an organized person - I have a calendar and lists. I like to plan. It's hard-wired into my DNA. It helps me get things done. In the last few years, though, I've also realized the importance of setting goals before making those lists, so that I know what to put on my lists. I think that's why I like the idea of One Little Word; it gives me a goal and direction for the year. In January, I signed up for a free class called New Year's Revolution. The introductory materials were wonderful and really helped me set some goals for the year that were outside my comfort zone. I've done well at keeping them in the back of my mind, but I really want to return to them and check in more deliberately on how I am doing with that class. It seems a good time, as the year is almost half over. Have you checked in on your One Little Word or New Year's Resolutions lately? If so, how is it going?
One organizational approach that intrigues me is the idea of a "block schedule." Ali Edwards blogged about it here. I did some of it last fall and found it helpful. I set one day a week aside as a photography day; one day as a blogging day; one day as work day; etc. It worked for a while, but then I fell away from it. I think I'll return to the idea this summer, once I know what Clara's volunteer schedule is like. I think it will help me accomplish all those summer plans I blogged about earlier this week.
Have you ever tried this? If so, how did it work for you?