Perfectionist Planner Paralysis

Today’s the day! Today is the first day in the new 18 month Erin Condren Life Planner. Even though this is my 3rd one, I still get planner paralysis. It’s so beautiful and new and full of possibilities. 

Top: Vertical 2016 life planner, Bottom: new 2016-2017 neutral horizontal life planner

I like getting the new 18 mo planner even if I have one that lasts through the end of this year because it becomes a mid year fresh start. What are my goals? Why do I have them? How am I doing with them?

I switched layouts from vertical (after 2 years!) to horizontal in an attempt to try something new, use my brain a different way, and see if it will work better for my busy life. Now I’m paralyzed. Afraid to do something “wrong” and mess it up. It’s totally silly. Time to get past the fear and love every bit of this planner, what it will help me do, what it will help me record, and the sanity it brings to momlife. 

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Spinning my wheels

I feel like I’m spinning my wheels right now. My stomach isn’t right for some odd reason (banana reaction or too much dairy or stress or something weird) and I’m super bloated and heavy. It’s making it hard to make a plan and put it into action. 

Spring is the time when people start feeling hopeful. The holidays are past and summer is coming. I’ve been stuck in the same place with KonMari, my business and my weight. Nothing like feeling the struggle that is life. 

So I’ll push play and do my workout. I’ll eat and pick a small project that I haven’t done and get it off my plate. I need the gratification of completing SOMETHING. 

Then I’ll turn on PBS for the girls and have some quiet time to myself to think about goals and plans. A dear friend told me not to let others tell me what my goals are, what rank I should push for because it helps them. And she reminded me that I’m a good friend and coach regardless of all that. Bless her. 

Transformation Tuesday. I need to get moving from this rut!