learning some new habits. seven, to be exact.

posted on: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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Last week I took a class to learn seven new habits to make me a more effective person. You have heard of this book, right? It has pretty much changed my life. Having your own business is hard in so many ways, more than just the task of creating (a hopefully successful) something out of nothing. People romanticize the notion of creating your own schedule and, yes, it’s wonderful but can also be absolutely overwhelming. I am the only one in charge of how I spend my time. If I use it well, I feel incredible and accomplished. If I don’t utilize my time well, if things fall through the cracks, then it’s all on me.

One of the biggest things I took away from the lessons was how to best schedule my days. This is much tougher than it sounds, friends, and will definitely take some time to become a habit. To have a set time to sit down each week and spend an hour scheduling out each day. Yes, schedule in time to schedule. I’ve been working on planning my days for the week for over an hour today and I’m still working on it. I had “blog” on the schedule for now though, so hello!

I know it won’t always be this tough and as I go through each week, I’ll be able to tweak my schedule based on what works/what doesn’t and it’ll only get easier the more I do it.

I must say, this whole process has made me appreciate Mondays more. When I look at that blank canvas of a week, I’m excited by the thought of what I can accomplish in those five days. It’s a challenge I am gladly accepting.

I highly recommend getting the book and the workbook, if you haven’t gone through it yet. I wasn’t sure if I’d really get much out of it, but I really did. It was just what I needed to make some necessary changes in my work life and home life. So do it. I dare ya.

 

Have you read the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People? 

  • Laura G

    I have been thinking about getting this book – do you still feel like you are able to follow the things you learned or was it strong for a week then tapered off – thanks!