When I came off of sabbatical I thought I had changed my life rhythm enough that I would be able to handle writing once a week. My plan was to do that on Sundays directly after church.
What I didn’t think about was that I had scheduled myself to hit the ground running as soon as I got back from sabbatical and so the old habits of rushing from one thing to another came rushing right back in on day one of my return to work.
The last two weekends I have double booked myself after church with events that kept me running right through Sunday evenings. By the end of said events I was practically comatose all the way through. Monday, my sort of day off.
So I have to make another plan, because my original plan of writing a whole week of material on Sundays will not work.
Enter the Atomic Habits.
This is a training I am having our church leadership work through over the next few weeks. The premise is that large change starts by making miniscule moves in the direction you want to go. So here I am working on plan B for this new writing journey. I am going to try starting with 5 or 10 minutes a day.
Let’s see if this works.
Is this what you do or do you have another method?
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Pastors have a special place in my heart and on my prayer list. I know how difficult that life can be. Take care.
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By the very nature of being in a “people” business our schedules fluctuate regularly so trying to put something in the schedule that will happen on the same day each and every week can be difficult if not impossible.
I like Stephen Covey’s method of Plan the week each week before the week begins but putting those big rocks in your schedule.
A week is long enough that you are able to schedule your ‘rocks’ but short enough that you have a good idea of what is going to happen.
Remember that we shouldn’t try and fit more that 2 – 3 (at most) rocks into our schedule each week.
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2-3 rocks is a very quiet week.
Remember that it’s BIG rocks, those that cannot be moved. We all have many, many ‘rocks’ that we have to put in our schedule but we need to make sure that we are doing those that align with our vision and mission and letting some of the other ones slide down the slope.