Your “Getting Back on Track” Plan!
After a weekend of mowing, working in the garden and suffering from seasonal allergies, it has finally hit me – it’s spring!! It was only a few weeks ago that we were covered in a blanket of snow and ice and couldn’t even get out of the house. We see it in other areas of life, but this is nature’s example of huge changes in a short period of time. With cautious optimism, it look like we can say things are getting back on track in our country.
Despite the fast change, springtime seems to be nature’s sign that we now have another chance to start things again on a fresh page. If your garden didn’t turn out as you expected last year – well now you have a chance to start again. You can make it anyway you like. If last year’s experiment with your lawn was a disaster, now you can start again – the ball is in your court.
Getting Back on Track
What has changed for you during the last few months? Between Covid and winter weather, we have been cooped up and have not been able to get out. Now that it’s spring, we can step outside, take a deep breath of springtime air and reflect on the next thing on our agenda. This is a good time of the year to think about what’s next for you. If you have fallen off track, now is the time to take out a fresh piece of paper and craft a “getting back on track” plan.
To help you with your thinking process, here are a few tips.
- What do you enjoy doing? Are you getting to do that or are you bound up with other life responsibilities/duties?
- Is there a way to restructure tasks that seem to be bogging you down so that they will be more enjoyable. Sometimes it’s not the task itself, but it’s the way we are doing it. Re-engineering the task may make a huge difference.
- Can you find or hire someone to help? For example, maybe you love helping your declining Mom – but you are now spending 5+ hours per day there (Journey Stop #2). With all of your other activities – it’s draining you. Maybe you have so many plates spinning in the air, it’s only time before one breaks. If this is the case, can you recruit some family or hire some help to fill the gap?
It’s really important to take the time to step back occasionally and reflect. Are we on our unique path or have we totally run off our track. If you are far away from where you need to be, how can you craft a plan to steer yourself in the right direction?
Best wishes as you craft your “getting back on track” plan.
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