You can probably think of a few of those “type A” individuals who run their lives on a rigid schedule. Those guys just don’t seem to have any fun. Always running. Always stressed out. Maybe you like to stop and smell the roses every once in a while.
Freedom Through Structure
If you are not a structured type of person, the thought of being on a schedule and being task oriented probably stresses you out. You don’t want to be put in a box. Even if you are structured, you probably take your overachieving too far and try to do too much. What if I told you that regardless if you are “type A” or “type B” that a little bit a structure could lower your stress and give you more freedom if you do it right?
Structure Through Your Schedule
One of the best ways to get structured is through your calendar. If you want freedom and flexibility, creating the time and space for important activities is the best way to do that. Everything that is important in my life gets set aside in my calendar. This includes personal activities like spending time with my kids and taking my wife out. Have you ever noticed the true likelihood that things get done when we leave them up to chance? If you are like me the odds are slim.
Why To-Dos Lists Always Fall Short
Creating the right habits in your business and life allows you to be more productive but that doesn’t mean working more. It means working with a purpose. If you are like most people, you create to-do lists to get things done. Also, if you are like most people, you have things that carry over from one day to the next as well as things that may not ever get done. This causes you stress because you have incompletions in your life.
The 2 Results Of Structure Through Scheduling
When you schedule time and space to get things done and create structure for yourself you are creating two outcomes. The first is that you are more productive. You don’t have rolling items on your to-do list because important tasks get their due time. The other outcome is that you are more present in the moment. Have you ever had an incomplete task nagging at you? You think about when you are driving. You think about it at home.
Creating a little structure allows you the freedom to enjoy every moment and gives you the opportunity to do those things that are most important to you without worrying about other things.
What’s the worth to you?