The day before my daughter’s wedding, a client reached out with a scheduling question. She had a lot going on & was feeling overwhelmed!
Some of the things to be scheduled were items she didn’t have a specific time frame for because others would need to complete their part of the task first.
Some time constraints would be placed on her last minute by commitments of her part-time job & others’ schedule availability.
The timing of some of her tasks were not in her control. Cue think raising children, semi work emergencies, and websites crashing.
She asked me, “how I schedule my day with all these unknowns?”
Executing the wedding schedule had me in the middle of these same kinds of unknowns & time constraints that depended on other people.
Has your May felt a little like this?
May is often a hectic month for most of us. It’s also the month that leads us into summer! Summer is often looked forward to for the freedom from school demands/schedules, vacations, and lazy days. However, before we know it, if we aren’t intentional, we feel overwhelmed in the summer and ready for fall.
When life feels like you can’t schedule much, I encourage you to schedule the feelings you want to have.
Although I knew I had x amount of things to accomplish before my daughter’s wedding, I couldn’t schedule when they would be completed due to the variety of tasks and other people’s schedules.
But, I KNEW how I wanted to feel that day.
I wanted to feel available, kind, & flexible.
I wanted to feel like I had enough energy and patience to get it all done happily.
Knowing how I wanted to feel helped me get everything accomplished in a way that felt good.
When the table delivery service was 2 hours late, because I scheduled being flexible and kind, I was able to show up in a way that allowed me to be kind and accommodating.
When my daughter’s top tear of her cake wasn’t working out (yes, my daughter made her own wedding cake), I went home at 9 pm and baked another top tier because I scheduled in patience and energy.
When life feels out of control, with too many unknowns or unpredictability, I encourage you to schedule how you want to feel.
This summer is going to be different than the school year. In some ways that’s awesome, and in some ways, that might feel hard!
Scheduling how you want to feel this summer might be the only thing you can fully control.
Take a minute to think about how do you want to feel this summer?When you focus on feeling that way, what type of things will you do and not do?
Decide how you want to feel, and then intentionally plan your schedule with that feeling in mind. If you don’t want to plan a summer schedule, that’s fine too, however, I then, highly encourage you to ask yourself how would a person that wants to feel (then state the feeling you desire) show up today? How would they show up this summer?
We can do this mamas! We can create memories, spend quality time with our children, and grow our businesses if that’s what you decide you want to do!