My Latest Passion Planner Tip: the Ideal Week Template
Jun 28 2016
Jun 28 2016
It was one of my more brilliant ideas, and between you and me, that’s saying something.
One of my favourite exercises is sitting down with a pen and a blank page and scribbling down my ideal lifestyle. I start with a day and expand to a week, jotting down lists of things I want to learn and do.
In a stroke of genius – due to a lack of pages – I used the first, unused week of my planner to create this template in a very visual way.
I marvel over this, and explain it here:
Some things I learned from this exercise:
I only really want to have lunch out with a friend once a week. I used to think my ideal week would include going out to fabulous lunches with friends daily. When I mapped it out on paper, though, I realised that once is enough.
I want to go for a walk after lunch. I knew I wanted to walk lots and get exercise, but brainstorming with actual times attached got me thinking about when.
Pizza and a movie in is a treat. What do I really honestly want to do on Friday night? Staying in with pizza and watching a movie on our own sofa is a form of luxury.
Mindful dining is also a treat.Looking back on my most memorable parts of the year so far, they often involve not just good food, but a certain attention to it. Eating at a nice restaurant as an occasion, not out of laziness. Cooking up a storm and having guests over.
What does your ideal week look like? What does it actually look like when you map it out on paper?
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