The purpose of a timetable is multiple
First it prioritises your day – in this way, you can see where energy will build and lower your self worth
Energy spent on low priorities will lower. Energy spent on high priorities will raise your self worth.
At a business/school there will be barometers of your performance.. in other words .. what the organisation thinks is worthy of your worth and what you think are worthy of your worth may not always be the same.
Always know what your employer considers the barometers of your employment ..
For example: kids might love a school teacher but if the kids grades are poor, the teacher may have done what they think is valuable but not achieved what the employer thinks is valuable.
This is not – not ever – a conflict.
It is called SPIN DOCTORING.
Spin doctoring means you ask this question: how does doing what my employer wants/values me for – get me what I want and value me for?
I have had so many people come to me as a mentor and life coach belligerently suggesting that the employer is wrong and they are right about priorities.
That’s like an ant arguing that the elephant is going in the wrong direction. A public company responds to share market and that drives a lot of behaviour all the way to the shop floor.
In education, the school board, may even respond to politics, so teachers are left way down the food chain. It can be demoralising. But it doesn’t have to be if the individual asks themselves the right question. (see above)
Now I mentioned that there are more than one purpose for doing daily schedule apart from raising self worth and linking personal values to organisational values (lets call this enjoyment of work).
There are several other reasons:
1. Great Sleep – That’s why the schedule is always done the day before. There are two schedules … one is the facts, call this “Transparent” and the other is the great day ahead “Xmas Day Timetable.” These two schedules are done at the close of work each day before you leave the office. They are done on company time. They are very important as part of closure of the day. (See Wake Inspired Routine for more on this)
2. To take the emotion out of the mind and onto paper before going home. How many people do you know who have burnout and breakdown at work because their head is so full of emotional dialogue that they just become blunderers. Rushing in a Got To state of mind until they drop helplessly at the feet of some lucky psychoanalyst who can now build that extension to their holiday home they’ve been waiting for. I call this the dumb snowball. People who just work longer, get into a blame the work mode, have a compassionate partner who is prepared to tolerate this sort of abuse and has a weekend lifestyle that probably includes getting totally drunk or sleeping half of it away and the other half working in the office pretending to be important. (self worth is the first thing to go).
So, that’s why doing two timetables for tomorrow is fantastic planning. The transparent one (simply Meeting at 10.00am) and the Xmas day tomorrow one, (Create Inspired Ideas 10.0am) the day before is a discipline that will tell you whether you are getting complacent is critical. After Back on Track – When people get out of pain, they forget how that pain felt, then they forget why there is no pain, then they start doing what caused the pain. This is emotion. Just ridiculous and self harming. Disciplines like eating well, exercising and getting to bed in an inspired state of mind are crucial to life and pain management, enjoyment causation.