Who’s running your schedule?

Are you running the schedule? Or is the schedule running you? ⁣

What starts off feeling like a sense of order and control ends up feeling like a “five-years-less a day” jail sentence. It takes us from being in the moment to thinking (and worrying) about the next and the next and the next. It feels frantic and intense and the opposite of calm and centred. ⁣(I know this feeling…)

This isn’t about time management. That would be the easy – and faulty – thing to focus on. It’s about values, desires, goals and self awareness and the confluence of these things, often competing for importance, in the day planner or scheduler. ⁣

Self care falls to the bottom non-existent part of the list. Meal planning replaced with quick fixes. Work outs become the things of great intentions. Rumination and fixation on all the problems of “not having enough time” becomes the hobby as binge worthy as Netflix. ⁣

When I was learning to drive my dad told me to remember that I drive the car, the car doesn’t drive me. What if we applied this advice to the schedule – before it gets out of control? As we enter September and we trade in the summer mindset for the to do lists and family calendars, it’s worth asking who or what is driving this schedule? ⁣


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