We are now a few weeks into the first month of a new year and no doubt many of us have decided to make a few changes to our lives. Stop eating junk food, get a bit more organised, find a new job, start the gym program, and so on. In my most recent post, I discussed the value of planning and how important it is to make changes to enable us not so much to fit as much into our lives as possible but to actually allow us to have the time to enjoy our lives too. However, a familiar cry is, but I don’t have time to do this.
So here is my challenge, let’s have a look at what we do in a week. I do this activity with high school students and adults in the workplace, and the feedback has been positive. The majority of people, who completed the challenge, commented on how surprised they were as to how much time was spent on activities that distracted them.
There are obvious things that take us away from what we usually do, such as starting a new job or having a baby, a family member being ill but I’m not talking about those. I’m talking about binge-watching Netflix, or gaming for hours on end.
The students I worked with on this activity realised that they had spent far more time than they initially thought they had. Before we end the month of January 2020 and repeat what we did last year, let’s try the activity and see what can be done to remove bad habits and replace with some good ones. To start, download the weekly tracking sheet and then visit my YouTube channel to see what you need to do.
The tracking sheet is below this post – please click the link below. There is an A4 version and A5 version.
I have added a YouTube video explaining how to use the tracking sheets on my new channel.
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