A mindful procedure for how to plan out the week - using mindfulness.
I use Week Plan on a consistent basis and have found that it is the best planning tool for my scenario. Something that is important for me is allocating time for dedicated mindfulness practices. Being an effective planner also allows me to do integrated practices because I am in control of my time from the on set. Below I'd like to share with you a few steps I take to be mindful of my planning. I use this as a checklist I can work through in about 1 to 1.5 hours on a weekend morning. My goal is not to provide a template for anyone, but to share the idea of being mindful and setting out time for WeekPlan-ning.
So, on a Saturday or Sunday morning, after some coffee and breathing, I do these steps:
WEEK PLANNING PROCEDURE
SIT DOWN, REMEMBER THE PAST WEEK, AND THINK OF HOW YOU CAN IMPROVE THE COMING WEEK. THE OBJECT IS TO MAKE A CLEAR SET OF ACTIONS TO ACHIEVE TOWARDS MY PURPOSE AND GOALS. OPEN MY HEART AND LOVE THE WORK IN THE PHYSICAL WORLD THAT NEEDS TO BE TRANSFORMED.
1. SIT DOWN AND MEDITATE FOR A MOMENT. 20 MINUTES.
2. WHEN AT REST. ASK THESE QUESTIONS:
A. WHAT IS IMPORTANT RIGHT NOW?
B. WHAT IS IMPORTANT THAT I DO THIS WEEK?
C. WHAT IS MY MISSION, AND THIS YEAR’S OUTLOOK? (Read Mission Statement).
D. AM I SAY NO TO THE THINGS I DO NOT AGREE WITH?
E. HOW CAN I IMPROVE THIS WEEK? AND STILL WORK TOWARDS MY GOALS?
3. WRITE ACTIVITIES BY ROLES.
4. INTEGRATE TASKS TO THE WEEKPLAN APP.