Take a deep breath, it’s Wednesday. Happy Hump Day! This is the time of the week for you to Reflect, Refocus, and Revise. I typically follow this process each Wednesday, spending a few minutes to evaluate what has been accomplished, what needs to get done and reworking my plan to finish strong.
I love this mid-week plan because it applies to various aspects in your life. If you are working to stay slim and need to add more time in the gym, by Wednesday you know exactly what you need to do. If you are a work-a-holic (like myself) you can look at your calendar, mark of your check list and block some additional time to get a few things done. If you are working on a personal goal, education, owning a business, saving money, being healthier, or just becoming a better person….it doesn’t have to be January 1st for you to start over or get back on track, use each day as a new opportunity to get closer to achieving your goals.
Let me break it down….
Reflect. This should be a daily practice, but if your time is limited plan 20 minutes on Wednesday to think through your week. I love this time in the morning, because I really do spend the majority of it thanking God for my health, my family and his goodness. I also ask him to guide me through the remainder of the week, removing all obstacles and distractions. After I spend that much needed time (and again, I recommend this daily), I look at all that I have accomplished:
- Laundry done
- Husband is happy (smiles)
- Meals prepped
- Finished 2 reports at work
- Processed Mary Kay orders
- Called my cousin
- Followed up with my friend who is going through a hard time
- Paid my credit card bill
Now for what I have yet to accomplish….
- Spend 30 minutes in the gym (3 days a week)
- Send Evite message for upcoming event
- Log in to my Skin Care Tutorial for new Product
- Schedule training for new team member
- Complete 3 Additional Reports at work
- Sit down with my husband to complete the October household budget & business budget
- Call my uncle back
- Mail my best friend’s birthday present
This is my real list for the week and I am confident that some of you have way more going on than I do. It’s important to write our plans down because it’s extremely hard to retain your to-do list. I spend Wednesday mornings looking at the things I have yet to accomplish and comparing it to my calendar.
Refocus. It’s obvious that I need to refocus. There are 24 hours in a day, true enough, but how am I spending that time. I might need to record my favorite television show and use the time I would spend in the gym. I also need to be mindful what I put in my body. It’s true, our intake plays a major role in how our body functions each day. Most importantly, I will ask my husband to pray for my strength as I work to achieve goals for the remainder of this week. If you’re not married or in a relationship…it’s OK!! Because you are an awesome friend, you have friends to pray for you. Ask your mom or sister to pray for you. The important thing is that we have an accountability partner and God in our plans/ to-do list.
Revise. Be prepared to revise your plan! It may be that something else come into play that you didn’t expect. What if you or your baby gets sick? Or, what if a new project at work comes through the pipeline? It’s evitable that something will come about that takes priority over the things you have scheduled this week. When this happens or when I begin to get overwhelmed, I start to shift and delegate. I might ask my husband to do the budget (both budgets) for October. I will wake up a tad bit earlier to make the gym on Thursday and Friday. I will schedule the training for my new team member next week. It’s okay to push things off until the next week only if you are replacing the time spent on something productive.
Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning and focused effort. – Paul J. Meyer
From my inspirational corner to yours, have a wonderful Wednesday and enjoy reflecting, refocusing, and revising your plan.
Remember, when someone is referring to YOU, that makes you HER, so make it important for HER to be GREAT because SHE is EVERYTHING