16 | ALWAYS keep track of your VALUES in life even in your productivity PLANNING. Neglecting this very point equals FAILURE in your planning!

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Which one is better mama?

Planning in a superficial level and try to stick to it by neglecting all the other roles and values in your life?

or

Planning in a rational way and keep your priorities in life, still on the list?

How is it possible to consider all the other areas of our life when it comes to our day to day planning? 

It's 100% DOABLE! You just need to create a system for your planning and commit to that, this podcast really worth listening... 

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Hey, there, and welcome back. This is Moman as podcast and you're listening to episode number sixteen. We'vestarted a productivity planning series from Episode Number Fifteen and we've talked about time blockingand stuff. Today we're going to continue that topic, that interesting topic thatlots of you really loved it, and we're going to talk about defining nonnegotiablelist of actions that we need to cover each week in order to just makesure that all of our core needs are met throughout the week. So whatdo you say? Let's dive into today's topic. Be The best version ofyourself, Mama. I'm master, is a and welcome to Mamaist and nestfor mother MOMS were eager to achieve a simpler, more intentional life. Inthis podcast, we're going to rewrite the screen and reinvent the culture of MotherhoodTogether. Remember, becoming a mother is the beginning of our prosperity, notforgetting our souls. A fulfilled, healthy, confident and productive mom is all weneed to be to guarantee our families future. I'm an admission to makeyou feel in power and less overwhelmed. We'll focus on productivity, parenting,mindfulness, mini MoLISA sustainable lifestyle, financial awareness besides family wellness. I'm hereto hope you brought in new horizon and gain clarity and showing up as yourbest mamaself. So let's build you out today. Let's dive into it.Hello, Mama, how are you doing these days? I really hope you'redoing awsome, especially in Your Motherhood Journey. Well, we're supposed to talk aboutproductivity planning system and I cannot tell you that how excited I am aboutthis topic of productivity in time management and stuff. You know, I'm akind of person who is always in search for a mean boosting productivity hacks andthings like that. So, as I told you in the last episode,I have implemented lots of techniques and hacks out there and I've reached to aflexible time blocking system that I think it can just sticks to lots of people, people's lives. I mean whether you're a mom, you're a single woman, or your married woman, or even you're a man. It can stickto a lot of you out there, and I've defined the time blogs asmorning block, set up block, Work Block, family block and nighttime block. If you want to know really more about I mean really in depth aboutthis time blocking system and what is it about the definition of all of thesetime blocks? You can go and listen to episode Number Fifteen, and Ireally do encourage you to do that, because it's a preliminary, I meantopic for this week's episode. So, assuming that you have listened to episodeNumber Fifteen and hopefully you have implemented your time blocking system for yourself, we'regoing to start this weeks topic, which is about defining our nonnegotiable list ofactions. So what are these nonnegotiable list of actions and why are they importantto be considered every week, I mean on a weekly basis. Okay,the list of actions or the list of tasks that we need to do inorder to feel full filled each week in every area of our life are callednonnegotiable actions. At least I call it...

...so, you know, I callit the list of actions that I cannot even negotiate with myself in order tonot do them every week. And first of all, let me tell youthat why is it important to just define this list of nonnegotiable actions? Inmy point of view, if we just establish our time blocking system and establishour time management system or whatever activity playing system that I that we are usingon a daily basis without considering our fundamental, I mean needs and core needs.It is a failure, you know, and why do I say so?Because we need to feel fulfilled in order to just go and pour intoother earths of our life. So if you're not feeling good in every areaof our life, like, for example, spirituality, like motherhood, like therelationship that we have with our husband, so we cannot really establish a healthy, I mean time management system or whatever planning system on top of it, I mean version of our souls. That is unhealthy. And why doI say that? Because I do believe that we need to be a wholeperson, and a whole person is someone who is fulfilled in every area ofher life or his life. I've talked about the will of life and thenecessity of trying to balance our will of life in order to feel really betterin life, in to feel that we are a whole person. In episodenumber four, it's a mindful practice in order to just help you define yourwill of life, score yourself based on your current level and define some practicalsteps and practical actions in order to just try to make your bill of lifeand more balanced will of life. So make sure to listen to that episodetwo. And so, with this length the introduction, let's go to today'spractical steps that I've prepared for you in order to define the nonnegotiable list ofactions for yourself, which is customized for your own life. The first stepis related to your will of life. So, for those of you thathaven't listened to episode number four, I want to just summarize the concept ofwill of life and tell you that, as I told you, that thewill of life is a kind of birds eye view of your life that youcan just by taking a look at that, you can just understand how are youdoing in every area of your life. And I've told you that there aretons of versions of will of life out there. They can go andgrab that and, based on that, evaluate your life. But you haveestablished a tailor made version of will of life that I'm going to just reiteratethe sectors of that will of life for you. You can also go tomoment as Webs site in a section of resource Theys, and download this willof life for yourself. But the sectors were first motherhood, spirituality, love, health, finances, profession, physical environment, community, family or recreation, in personal growth, and I've told you that we need to be balancedin every one of these areas in order to be a whole person, anda whole person with live a better life, for sure, because she feels fulfilledin every area of her life. So, in the first step,I want you to evaluate your will of...

...life and label your state in eachof these sectors as happy, unhappy or so so. And why do Imean by that? I mean that, for example, in the sector ofMotherhood, are you satisfied with the role of a mother that you're playing nowin your life? Are you happy about how your mother in these days ofyour life? And so label yourself, and label, I mean, yourstate in that sector of your life as happy, unhappy or so so.Or another example, for example, in the sector of health. Do youfeel really happy about this state of health that you have now in your life, or maybe you're feeling, for example, so so your for example, havinga healthy diet but not enough physical activity in your life. So,after labeling all of the areas of your will of life based on happy,unhappy and so so, now we're moving to the next step that you're goingdown into the needed greedy of what is it exactly we are doing or weare not doing that leads to the previous that we have made in the previousstep. I mean why, for example, we feel happy as a mother everyweek, on a weekly basis? What are we doing that it givesus this kind of feeling? What is the set of actions that we're doingon a daily or weekly basis that makes us feel happy about the role ofmother that we're playing now? Or, for example, what are the listof actions that we are not doing that really leads to feeling unhappy about thehealth status of our body? We write down exactly what are we doing orwhat are we not doing that gives us that kind of feeling about this sectorsof our life, and then we go to the next step, the thirdstep, which is establishing our core needs based on the things that we havewritten in the previous step. So we need to write one or two specifictasks that we believe that they would bring us closer to feeling happy each weekabout that sector of our life if we do them on a weekly routine.So pay attention and here me we need the actions that are really needed tobe repeated every week and we need to just routinely do them every week inorder to feel fulfilled in every area of our life. We would do thatfor for even the areas of our life that we really feel happy to.And why do I mean by that? Take, for example, the exampleof Motherhood Sector, which is so, so important for all of us.For example, I feel happy about this sector of my life. For example, I'm really satisfied with what I'm doing now. So I do need tojust sit and really concentrate on what is it that I'm doing on a weeklybasis, on a daily basis, on a routine basis, that really givesme this kind of feeling happy and fulfilled and satisfied in this sector of mylife? Maybe it is a kind of one on one time that I havewith my daughter every day that gives me...

...this kind of feeling, or maybeI'm not really happy with this sector of my life and I'm thinking that whyI'm feeling like that. And why what do I think that if I havedone on a weekly basis, it would really progress, I mean, mymy relationship with my motherhood role would progress in this sector of my life.So, for example, I would reach to the I don't know, readingbook with my daughter every night before sleep. Maybe these kind of actions that youthink in your life. It really sticks to your plan and your lifeand the character sticks of you. So you know, what is it exactlythat you need to do in order to just feel better in each sector ofyour life? For another example, just considered the family recreation sector of yourlife. You feel really ill in this sector of your life. You feelthat you're not doing really well. So you sit and think that what canI do on a daily basis, on a weekly basis that really improves mywholeness in this area of my life? For example, you reach to thisconclusion that I need to, for example, have a routine of family movie timewith the whole family members every week on the weekends, or maybe havinga family branch on the weekends. So these kind of actions that are reallycustomized for everyone's life and it is really based on your own characteristics, yourown circumstances in life. You need to define them for yourself. So itdoesn't matter even the ones that you're feeling happy with or the ones that you'refeeling unhappy with or the ones that you're in the middle. You you thinkthat you're doing. I didn't know. Maybe so so or something in between. Just right down what you can do in order to move toward this effectrumof unhappiness to happiness in every area of your life. So they need tobe practical actions that you can do on a weekly or daily basis. So, for the fourth step, I want you to start small, one smallstep at a time. I know that I really can relate to you andI know that we are some sort of perfecttionist people. Whenever we are thinkingthat we are weak in any area of our life, we want to takeall of the actions that we need to go to the the strong side ofus, all that ones. But believe me, this is not the correctapproach and we need to take small steps. I recommend you write all of theactions that you think and you believe that these are important in order tobring you closer to the happy version of you in all of your your sectorsof life, and then prioritize them. I mean, for example, ifyou're doing nothing for the family or recreation sector of your life, so itis not really rational to put lots of actions in this area in your yourprogram in your plan for the week. I mean that if you're not usedto just, I mean spend time with your family in any way. Soso it is really impractical if you think...

...that you can put, for example, lots of family activities throughout your real and can commit to that. Itis not really do bole. One of the suggestions is that you can writedown all of the actions that you do believe that if you take them ona weekly basis, it would really emiliorate your state in that area of yourlife, and then prioritize that, for example, in the area of familyrecreation, you have discovered that, for example, you need to have akind of family movie routine every week, a kind of family brunch routine everyweek, or maybe any kind of family phone activity, and then prioritize thembased on what is it that is more important in your family life situation andwhat is it more doable in the situation that you have in your family now, and so reach to one or two actions in all of these areas,in all of these sectors of your will of life. Ideally, I dobelieve that one action in each of the sectors is really enough. So I'mgoing to wrap up in five of the areas of your will of life.For example, you're feeling happy and your identifying what are the sort of actionsthat I'm doing on a weekly or daily basis that really gives me that kindof feeling in those areas of my life. And for, for example, twoof the ear as, you're feeling unhappy, and so you're identifying whatare you not doing that leads to this kind of feeling in those areas ofyour life? And for three of the other sectors of your life, you'refeeling so so, and so you're identifying what are the sorts of action thathelps need to feel better in the areas of my life, and so youreach to ten list of actions. These list of actions are nonnegotiable tasks thatyou need to do on a weekly basis in order to feel better in everyarea of your life. And when you feel better in the whole, Imean areas of your life, you would feel whole and you would feel fulfilledand you would really act better and pour into other areas of your life,other rules of your life, really with more energy and with more interest andeverything. You know, it is a very fundamental step that solt the Times. It is overlooked in our planning for the week, especially for us asMOMS, that we need to leave really as a whole person's because we dohave lots of areas in our life that needs to be covered, our roleas a mom, our role as a spouse, as our role as someonewho needs to take care of herself, her body, everything. So wehave lots of I mean layers in our life and that need to be coveredin order for us to feel as a whole person. And now, asa whole person we can boost our productivity in whatever activity that we are doing. We can pour into our work, we can pour into our child,we can pour into our family members, our spouse, our home, everything. And in the fifth step and the final step, I want you tomake revisions about your nonnegotiable tasks on a weekly basis. So you're defining thelist of actions and you're committing yourself to just do that sort of actions throughoutthe week. At the end of the...

...week you would revise your plan,you would revise your list of actions, list of nonnegotiable actions. Are thosekind of actions that you have identified really helping you to move you towards ahappier version of you in that sector of Your Life? So you need totake it into consideration. You need to every to reflect about the week thatI've passed. Is the action of, for example, having a family moviewith the family really helpful in order to make me feel better about that sectorof my life? Was the one or one time that I've set aside forhaving with my daughter really helpful in making me feel better in that area ofmy life? And so for the other task that I have identified, askyourself these kind of questions in order to just redefined the list of nonnegotiable actionsand after a while, after maybe some weeks, you can reach to aset of nonnegotiable tasks that you can just say that these kind of actions reallyhelp me to be a better person, be a whole person every week,and being a whole person, as I told you, it kind of preliminarystep for moving towards a more productive version of your soul. So it isa preliminary step for any kind of planning system out there, and this isthe kind of difference among the systems out there and the systems that we needto have as a mom, specially with with this kind of complex environment thatwe're living in every day of our life. So, in order to just summarizeand wrap up the topic, I want to just mention all the stepsone another time. The first step was evaluating our will of life and labelour state in each of the sectors as happy, so so and unhappy.And in the next step we went through the definition of what is it exactlythat we're doing or we're not doing in each of the areas of our lifethat really leads to that feeling. In the third step, we established ourcore needs based on the things that we have written in the second step andwe tried to write two or one, ideally one, specific tasks that webelieve that it would bring us closer to feeling happy each week if we doit on a on a weekly routine, and we want to write these kindof specific actions for the sectors that we feel happy or unhappy or so so. It is not any kind of difference between these sectors and these feelings.And in the fourth step, I reminded you to start a small, onesmall step at a time, and we do not want to be perfectionist.And the final step was making revisions about our nonnegotiable list of actions every week, after just doing them on a weekly basis in order to reach to anultimate list of nonnegotiable tasks that we think that it really helps us to striveas a whole person every week. Okay, this was it, that topic ofnonnegotiable list of actions that we need...

...to define and we need to becommitted to every week in order to just have a more productive and a betterlifetime. So make sure to be with me for the next episode. Youknow, episode number seventeen, which is the end point to the productivity planningsystems series. I need to marry these two episodes of time blocking and nonnegotiablelist of actions and just tell you how you can set your weekly planning systemin order to boost your productivity with these two fundamentals that are told you,I mean timelocking and nonnegotiable list of actions. So stay tuned for next week's episode. By the way, we have committed stations every week. Did youknow that you can follow our instagram account and join us every week? Thereare tons of interesting topics that we're going to talk about and we have talkedabout them before, so make sure not to miss any of the live sessionsahead. You just need to follow our instagram account and we will announce thatcommunity sessions that are completely free each week. Okay, like always, it wasreally fun hanging out with you, guys, and I hope you allof the best for the week ahead and have a really, really nice time. Goodbye. Thanks for listening to the Mama is podcast. If you enjoyedtoday's episode, please subscribe. That way, you'll receive fresh episodes every week.Did you know that together, we can change the forgotti culture of caringand sharing, a proof that we care for each other and ourselves? Justyou need to head over to Itunes, subscribe and then leave a positive reviewso that many more women can benefit. The second way is to take ascreenshout of this very episode, tag me at moment's official and go share itin your instagram stories. I truly look forward to connecting with you, sostay tuned.

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