If I had a nickel for every time someone told me they don’t like ‘structure’ because they get bored I’d pay for my next trip to Disney World…
Structure isn’t boring y’all.
Before I get too far down the rabbit hole on this.. let me explain how I define structure vs schedule.
Your schedule includes non negotiable times – things like ‘work hours’, kid’s practices, appointments.
Time structure is intentionally devoting time to areas & tasks – and allows you to create a balance between your priorities.
I don’t want you to schedule every minute of every day.
I don’t want you to structure everyday the exact same way.
I want you to have structure in your time.
Creating time structure means :
- Knowing your priorities
Remember, we talked earlier this month about the building blocks of balance – and that starts with your priorities. You can read that here. You can’t balance ‘all this things’ but you can balance your priorities. If you don’t know your priorities – you can’t balance them.
- Creating an intentional plan
A solid, intentional plan will help you ditch your overwhelm because you know how the priorities will be met. It will allow you to know what energy and time you can give away if you know how your priorities will be met. Having a plan will ensure you live in your intentional balance!
- Living inside your boundaries
You know when to say no when you create structure. It’s that simple. Maintaining those boundaries – being sure you’ve met your priorities before doing other things will help you maintain structure and live in your balance.