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Module 6-1: Maintaining the System: How do we stick with it?

Module 6-1: Maintaining the System: How do we stick with it?


  1. 6-1 Maintaining the System-How do we stick with it_ Wed,

    Apr 27, 2022 9:47AM 4:42 SUMMARY KEYWORDS calendar, check, plan, maintaining, brain, talk, obstacles, work, minutes, kids, naptime, bullet journal, openings, orbit, gymnastics, bathwater, adjust, system, depends, wander SPEAKERS Patricia Sung Patricia Sung 00:00 Hey there successful mama. Welcome back to module six, and we're talking about maintaining the system. So go ahead and take a moment to turn off any distractions that might be catching your eye. And let's get started. Here's where we are. We are on obstacle six. Cursor go, there it is. Okay, run. Patricia Sung 00:20 Obstacles are obstacles, take magical six, maintaining the system. So we're getting close to the end here. You're doing great, we're almost done. Oh, my head, okay. So when we maintain our system, the key things that we wanted to look at far one, put your calendar in your orbit, where are you, that's where your calendar needs to be. Our brains don't notice things that are hidden and put away. Lovely to have organization like that. But our brains just kind of forget that things are there if we're not looking at him right here. So we want to put our counter somewhere that is in our orbit that we're going to see it frequently throughout the day. Patricia Sung 01:00 For me, this looks like when I'm working from home, that means that I usually have it on a clipboard on my kitchen counter. Because I'm constantly passing through the kitchen. When I was working out of the home, I would put my calendar, I would tape it inside my bullet journal and carry it with me that way. Because I needed it to be at work, I needed it to be at home, when we're doing activities, and I would do work or something while the kids were doing, you know, gymnastics or whatever. So then it had to go with me, so it stayed in my orbit. Patricia Sung 01:33 Remember, if you're worried about losing it, take a picture. So that way, guys, it does wander
  2. Remember, if you're worried about losing it, take a picture.

    So that way, guys, it does wander off, you still have all your stuff. And the other part that we want to make sure we think about is timing is everything we want to think about when in our day is this when it makes sense. A lot of times we're like, oh, you should plan your day, the night before. Well, you know what, my brain is tired after 8pm. And I don't want to plan things sometimes. Patricia Sung 01:54 So on those days where I know, I'm not gonna have the mental capacity for this. And I'm gonna plan to do it at eight o'clock. Find a time in your day, that's earlier, maybe if you're working, you can do it the last few minutes before you leave work, or do it during your lunch break. Maybe you can do your check in every day at naptime while you know, your kids are hopefully quiet for like at least 10 minutes, find it where it's going to fit in your life, the time where you know, okay, this is fairly consistent. And usually things are quieter after lunchtime. Or usually I can take a look at my calendar, when I get my coffee in the morning, find those patterns removed and butted up against something that we already do. Patricia Sung 02:33 We're not trying to create things from scratch, our brain doesn't know what those things when we try to like, although we'd love to do it, throw it all out and start this amazing new plan. We do much better when we adjust, adjust, adjust, adjust, and eventually we end up with a different system. But we've adjusted along the way instead of trying to just throw out you know the baby with the bathwater from the beginning and start from new. So our weekly check in, we have about 15 to 30 minutes. And this depends on like what's going on in your life. Patricia Sung 03:03 If you are a stay at home mom and you have a newborn, you don't have a ton of things on your calendar, like you're at home with the baby, it's not going to take you as long to plan something, then if you have kids with lots of activities that are older, so it's depending on you. And this will get faster, the more that you do it, it will take a lot less time. So when you first start out, it's going to be like, Why this take me so long? Because you don't know how to do it. It's okay. We have to learn. Okay, so we're looking for a time where we have about 15 to 30 minutes, I would say generally it probably takes me about 20 to 30 minutes to plan a week. That's, that's the busier week. We're going to make your plan for the whole week. We're going to check in and be like Oh, um, did I double booked myself? Did I you know, not plan for drive time between here and there. Patricia Sung 03:56 Like this is the time to catch any mistakes or things you just hadn't thought about beforehand. You want to check although that was check it check in is check in with a you know, your spouse or your partner or anyone else that you need to like, talk about this with together, find out like hey, what's going on with you? Can you pick up this drop off time, blah, blah, like this is your time to check in to make sure that everybody's on the same page. And then you want to look
  3. for some openings where you have space to do other

    things. Where do you have room to add in like to do list items and things like that? Okay, let's pause there and we'll talk more about our chickens in just a moment.