As a creative rebel type personality, to schedule everything seemed like a terrible thing to do. I just wanted to do what I wanted to do when I wanted to do it.

But something I learned is that if I don’t plan it out and schedule my to-do’s – things are either forgotten or put off. When I schedule them and look at my planner every day, I get to recall of why I want to send an extra email or why I need to edit pictures or why I write blog posts.

I used to think that scheduling everything was insane and that it was crazy and that I am too spontaneous to create a schedule. But people tat don’t write things down tend to not do the things they need to do – especially the actions that push the boundaries of their comfort zone.

Seriously, when I first heard about the notion that I need to schedule everything, I was like yeah right – I’m glad I don’t need to write all done.  I didn’t realize however just exactly how much was not getting done.

I will tell you that from my own personal experience even if you run off and go – parts of you will struggle to feel accomplished in some areas of your life.

Creating a schedule with a to-do list, calculating in some free time –  in most cases that is what we forget to add – will make all the difference in the world. I have created solid work hours that don’t equal 8 hours a day 5 days a week because I have clear actions scheduled throughout the week and I sit down at my desk or my couch to get them done.

Because let’s be honest, if it’s not on your list – it will not get done!

It’s sometimes less about how much you are getting done and more about remembering what you need to do, including taking care of yourself.

Creating a schedule allows you to make sure you have time to run off on that road-trip!
Creating a schedule also means you are more productive.

Your subconscious will help you keep yourself accountable and of course, will power! When making the day to day schedule, we often forget to include commuting time. I know it may seem too much, but until you are used to your schedule, you will continue to feel like your life is chaos in which you remember nothing!

Here’s a Sample of one day and not every day is the same because my clients are scheduled throughout as well as my interviews but I hope it helps you get started to feel more in control of getting things done.

7:00 – 8:00Coffee + Journaling
8:00 – 8:30 Review my plan of action for the day
8:30 – 2:00Content Creation (Blog, Video, Course)
2:30 – 5:00Naps, Art, Run
5:00 – 6:00Dinner
6:00 – 10:00Art or Read
10:00Bed Time

Creating a schedule teaches us what you can get done in one day! Time Management is insane since we can only so much in a 24-hour period – so be smart and be realistic about what you can get done in one day and relax a little!

Trying to find your style that works best for you can be a challenge and so I want to help you with support and accountability because when you have dreams ready to turn into goals it helps when you have someone on your side and back corner to make it happen.

Petra Monaco

Petra Monaco

The Rebels Den

Author + Artist, a Goal Coach + Business Strategist. Petra helps freedom-seeking Rebels + Creatives to follow their intuition, embrace who they are while they taking action towards their dreams + goals - whether it’s writing a book, starting a business or just focusing on personal goals. Petra uses her personal story to inspire and motivate people into doing the work they need to do to create change because she believes that your excuses are just avoidance. You can have the cake and eat it too if you're willing to show up for it!
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