The Schedule Makeover (Before Shot)
This post is Day 3 of the 31 Days to a Super-Purposeful Schedule series.
I love makeover stories.
When we moved into our first house, it had this dirty old fruit cellar in the basement covered in cobwebs and a few jars of peaches left on the shelves - probably from the 50s:)
My husband's job at the time was doing Finish Carpentry and he spent his days remodeling houses. He was so determined to put his newfound skills to work and turn that cellar into a something useful. We decided to make it into a bathroom with a fancy tub, modern sink and spotlights.
He poured so much energy into that room, working every spare minute to make his vision come to life. I'm not very good with power tools but I attempted to help him put in pipes, mud, paint and even blast through this block wall.
At one point there was a three-foot pile of dirt in the middle of the room and I was sure this could never turn into anything awesome - but it did! Finally after months of hard work, it was finished! The new bathroom looked amazing and the glass bowl sink sparkled in the new spot lighting.
The only sad part was that right after it was done, he got hired for a youth ministry job 5 hours away and we had to sell the house. We didn't get to enjoy it for long but we took a silly picture in the tub to remember all the time we spent fixing it up.
Your 'Before' Shot
The point of all this is that it's fun to see how things can be reimagined, repurposed and redeemed. Things you didn't even think were possible start to take shape.
This month our schedules are essentially getting the chance to be made over. But before we can set new goals and start being more purposeful with each hour, we have to know what those hours currently look like. You won't know how far you've come if you haven't stopped to take a snapshot of your current state.
This step is really easy and takes no time at all (especially if you printed out the super handy workbook;))
TODAY'S ACTION STEP:
Take a before picture of your schedule. You don't actually have to take a photo with a camera, but take note of the shape of your current schedule. Ask yourself the following questions...
1. What does a typical day feel like for you? Is it exciting, chill, stressful?
2. What are the things in your schedule that are set in stone? How much time to they take (include drive time and prep time)?
3. What's leftover and how do you usually fill this time? What needs to change?
Tomorrow we'll talk goals but feel free to share below what you plan to change about your schedule. (*Note: if you're already subscribed and are having trouble accessing the Free Resources page to download your workbook, email me for a refresher on the password! xo)