This month has really gotten me thinking–about thinking! From setting intentions to having your most effective workout–it has really become clear to me that tasks are done best when you give them 100%. This of course isn’t a revolutionary thought, but putting it into practice is challenging–especially for someone like me who balances everything from overseeing the site to DJing to planning a wedding and renovating a home.
Women especially have to take on so many different roles–and the key is to being able to focus on them all equally is to allot time to each task. With proper time management, it’s amazing how many things can be done. Limiting yourself will make you both more productive and efficient–there’s a set amount of minutes that need to be dedicated to a single task, and that’s it. For me, that means putting in my iCal an hour to write my editor’s letter, half an hour to get the sound situated at a gig, 15 minutes to browse Pinterest for the white dress or 20 minutes on Fridays to catch up with our contracter. The simple act of scheduling is so helpful for me to visualize my week. And because I schedule in advance, I’m not left scrambling to figure out what I have to do each day. Of course things come extemporaneously, but by and large, I have a good idea about where each day will go.
This method is also incredibly helpful for not only being mindful in the moment, but achieving goals. I use my goals as the ultimate step to a whole plan. By looking at them this way, the path is logical and attainable. It can be super overwhelming to think about the long term–but there’s no need to stress about the future! The way to get there is by plotting out short-term markers to lead you to your final objective. Goals give us purpose, which in turn motivates us to make ourselves the best version, in all aspects of your life.
Deciding to be mindful during my workouts was my plan this month, which I feel I achieved–next month will be a new challenge, which I can’t wait to get started. What will your challenge be? How will you achieve it? Let us know in the comments!
Text by: Hannah Bronfman
Photography by: Hunter Abrams