Trisha’s Two-Cent Tuesdays: Plan a No-Plan Day
We are living is such a fast-paced and busy world that it is so easy to get caught up in it all and completely forget about ourselves.
We plan and schedule birthday parties, appointments, play dates, family get-togethers, hockey tournaments, dance recitals, and on and on and on….
BUT do we make the same time for ourselves? My guess is probably not!
My two-cents? Plan a No-Plan day…and this IS your plan for the day. That may sound a tad crazy, but really is it? If we don’t actually pencil ourselves into our own schedules, will it happen? And don’t be tempted to give into to other requests of your time, because “technically” you don’t have any plans. Nope! You do have plans….plans to do whatever little ole you feels like…without guilt!
Here is how a conversation may go:
Friends – “Trish, a whole bunch of us are getting together for lunch today. Wanna come?”
Trisha – “Sorry, I can’t I have plans today.”
Friends – “Oh, ok…what are your plans?”
Trisha – “I’m busy having a No-plan day.”
Friends – “A No-plan day? Soooo, you don’t have plans?”
Trisha – “Yep, I do. I have a No-plan day, so I can’t make any other plans.”
….and you can see how this conversation could go on and on!
I’m poking fun at it, but the fact holds true…you really do need to plan days for yourself, and for your family, where you are not committed to any structured plan. We are so used to going from one thing to the next to the next, without giving ourselves a breather, that it takes a cold or flu just to slow us down.
How nice would it be to have a day with absolutely nothing planned, and to go with the flow of the day?
Admittedly, it may sound a little odd, but in a world that is obsessed with being busy, it really isn’t odd at all. And I will admit, not everyone will understand when you say you can’t do something because you have a “No-Plan Day.” I have certainly encountered that, but I’ll be honest…I don’t care. It’s way more important for me to be true to myself, then to cater to someone else’s expectations and requests.
So, go to the calendar, pencil yourself in, and come back to the computer to tell me when your No-Plan Day is!
Trisha Savoia is founder/owner of Absolute Awareness, and creator of the Moms Who Want More Program. Through her programs, writing, and speaking she uses her skills and experience as a mother, teacher, & Clinical Hypnotherapist to mentor moms who want more out of their lives – mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.