Yesterday was not an ideal day for me. I had too much going on. My calendar was overbooked and I was feeling rushed and out of control.
Trying to hurry through the drive-thru at the bank, I dropped the deposit container and it rolled under my car. I climbed out of my car because of course I couldn’t open the driver side door. I got on all fours with my butt in the air stretching under my car to retrieve it. Not a good start.
I survived the morning, barely, but then totally forgot an afternoon appointment and showed up half an hour late. I hate making people wait and I hate feeling disorganized and irresponsible.
To get back on track and prevent more crazy days, I use a tool called the Ideal Day. It’s a quick and easy exercise to help me determine what my day could look like if everything went just right. It gives me something to shoot for so I can plan my day with intention and expectation and not give way to chaos.If you’re having crazy days or even ho-hum days and want to spice it up, I recommend you go through this exercise. You can get it here. Getting clear on what your ideal day looks like is the first step to making it happen. I hope you find it helpful!