P is for Planning

For the A to Z challenge this year, I’m posting about one of my favorite things: Living the life you were born to live. I’ve been so blessed with a family that constantly encourages me and builds me up and I want to pass that along to y’all! I’ll be traveling a lot during the month, so some of the posts are scheduled ahead of time and answering comments might take some time. I’ll try and keep up though. Thanks for stopping by! 

P is for Planning… 

Think about it: When you don’t plan ahead for something that’s important, life can get pretty hectic. Knowing what you need to do, and when you need to have it done by, to accomplish your dreams is a huge thing to learn. It’s something I’m still working on learning. Take this A to Z challenge for example. I knew I wanted to take part in it, but I also knew I would (Lord willing) be in Europe for part of the month, and possibly in Asia for the other part. Therefore I started writing and scheduling the posts in January. I’m writing this particular post on February 17th. Pretty cool, right?

Another ‘planning’ step I’ve been trying to incorporate into my life is writing out a list of 8-10 things that I need to do the next day. (Writing this post was actually on that list and the last thing I need to check off.) It helps me to wake up in the morning with focus. Our minds can subconsciously work on stuff, so if we program ourselves to know what to do, it’s a lot easier to actually do it!

What about you? Do you like planning ahead of time?

(Click here for P from last year)

4 thoughts on “P is for Planning

  1. David Mabe says:

    While anything can lead to stress, planning ahead greatly reduces that possibility. We can't know every possible thing that can come up against us in what we endeavour to do, but having a plan helps us to better deal with them when they do come. I can't believe it's at “P” already. That means that the April is almost gone. Amazing how time flies…..

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  2. debi o'neille says:

    Usually I do plan ahead, but I only decided to join this blog challenge a few months or so in advance of it, and I was knee-deep in editing work for other people. I couldn't just drop it. Needless to say, I only got a few posts written in advance, and I've been struggling to keep up as I go along – BUT I AM HAVING FUN! 🙂
    I am enjoying following your blog, even though I don't get here every day. I hope your travels are exciting and safe. My best to you.

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  3. Aidyl Ewoh says:

    I know what it's like to have trouble keeping up with the challenge! Last year I only decided to do it about a week in advance. That was kinda crazy. 🙂 And thanks for keeping up with my blog! I really enjoy getting to meet other bloggers. That's one of the downsides of traveling during the challenge, I don't get to visit nearly as many blogs. :-/

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