I am not ashamed to admit that I have commitment issues. There are just some things I can NOT commit to, such as; hair color, gym memberships, and a comforter set. (holds head in shame) I guess it is a bit of a contradiction for "Ms. Priority Planner” to have commitment issues, but it’s actually quite the opposite. My commitment issues are the reason why I plan.
See in order for me to not procrastinate or get off track I need to plan. I need to see my priorities written down on paper to remind me: “Dee you HAVE to get this done!” Otherwise I will ignore them and go on with my day, living my best carefree life, free of commitment or accountability.
If I had a dollar every time someone told me “I just put stuff in my phone.” I could leave the planner business and retire to a condo on the beach. There is a MAJOR difference in putting reminders in your phone and sitting down to actually write out your plan. Do you know how many alarms I set just to wake up late in the morning?! Phones are for hotline bling, appointment reminders and distractions; planners are for “getting your life together”.
It is a new year and we have made our vision boards, set new goals and are brand new people. With this in mind, I added the "Weekly Commitment" section to the 2018 Priority Planner. This section is for people like me who need to ease into new ventures. The weekly commitment allows you to take gradual (weekly) steps towards your long term goal. I challenge you this week to set your weekly commitment. If you are working on your health set a water commitment. If you have financial goals, set a spending commitment. Small commitments can lead to HUGE accomplishments.
This week my commitment is to work out 3 times a week for at least 30 minutes. I turn 40 this year and I'm coming of Nicole Murphy! I'm about to be Lena Horn fine. (Well... that's if I don't hit snooze on my "time to work out" alarm)
I want to know your weekly commitment. You can share it with me via email or social media. I will check in with you next week to see how it went. Good Luck!
To the Moon!