EXTENDED EPISODE - 3 Steps to Getting More Done in Chaotic Times

Season #29

What can you do when you know your schedule is about to shift? 

 Perhaps you’re about to go into a season of chaos like a job change, summer vacation, the holidays, starting a business, or going back to school. Or maybe you’re about to quit your job, take maternity leave, or go on vacation and you know you’ll suddenly have a lot of time off (maybe too much time).  

I’ve experienced both sides of this. As a former professional athlete and mom of 4, I will say, I’m much more comfortable with chaos than I am with days and days of free time. And when I don’t plan ahead and set myself up for success, I can come out of the other end feeling really s*****. 

If you are about to enter either a busy season without a plan, it’s really easy to end up in a shame cycle which can erode your confidence and make you feel like you don’t know how to manage your time. Planning ahead can totally change your experience and remind you that you are in control!

This is a marathon, not a sprint. And you’ll find that it’s way easier to stay steady and keep the momentum going by planning ahead.

Listen to the full episode for context, and come back to the 3 step outline below whenever you need it.

Step 1: Fight for your time. Don’t let decisions get made for you.

Q: What do I need to do to create space in my life this summer?

Q: What would having that time mean to me?
Q: How would it feel?

Step 2: Commit to less than you think you can actually get done. And overcommit to those few things. i.e. Come hell or high water, I WILL do these 3 things. 


Q: What do you actually want/need to accomplish?

Q: What do you need to do to make sure it gets done?

Q: How will you mark your progress along the way?

Q: How can you clarify the path forward for yourself?

Step 3: Schedule mindset work. Your mindset work is the key to aligning your thoughts and your actions with what you want.


Q: How will regular mindset work help you?

Q: How will you feel at the end of this season when you’ve stuck to your plan?


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