Weekly Habits & Resolutions with Adore Planner Co.

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A few weeks ago, I had the honor of guest posting on the Adore Planner Co. website. I have been wanting to work with Rachel again since her PAB Feature and I finally got my chance! If you haven't checked out her blog before, then it is important to note that she loves all things planners - planning, planner accessories, if it has the word "plan" in it, she's there.

Anyways, a couple weeks beforehand she wrote a post titled "Weekly Habits & Resolutions" and I was intrigued. I had been all over the place and I really wanted to get some type of plan in action. I'm a pretty organized person, except when it comes to my schedule. I can create to-do lists for days, but it takes me months to finish them. I knew something needed to change. 

Rachel, being the planner that she is, included a freebie at the end of the blogpost. So, I decided to add my own twist to it. There were some obvious changes that needed to be made, since Rachel works a full-time job and I work from home. I really think that's the problem with my schedule, but I'll come back to that later!

You can see all of the changes that I made to her template here, as well as the guest post and you can even download my freebie if you're interested! But this is what today's post is really about... I failed. 

I created the new template in the middle of the week, so I was counting down the days until the following Monday. I was so excited to get started and get my life in order. I don't even understand how I failed so miserably. Somewhere over the course of that week, I managed to neglect every habit, goal, and tasks on those sheets of paper. I just couldn't do it, whether it was because of me or life in general, it just wasn't happening. 

I was originally planning on writing a post about how great everything went, but that Sunday was filled with disappointment. I really wanted to show you all how I did and how much I accomplished, but there are barely any pen marks on those pieces of paper. I don't want to say that it was a waste of time, because I want you all to try it, but it just didn't work out for me. 

Looking back now, I've realized that I shouldn't have put so much hope into this specific schedule/tracker. Honestly, I should have seen it earlier. I have close to 15 chronic illnesses; my life is hard and there is no way to perfectly schedule it. What works for Rachel or even you, might not work for me. I have to come up with a plan that I can actually make sure that I can try and follow. I need to create something that is flexible and can still be accomplished between doctors appointments and errands. 

I've always wanted to try the block scheduling method, but I know realistically that won't work either. I never wake up at the same time two days in a row, nor do I ever go to sleep around the same time. My schedule is ever changing as is my body. There are days that I feel great and I can run errands, write blog posts, and even do something fun. Then there are the days that I struggle to move and I spend a majority of the day in my bed trying to avoid everything. While it might be hard to figure it all out, I'm not going to give up. I'm going to continue and try to plan out each week and find the schedule that works best for me. 

After thinking about it for a little bit, I might have actually found one! It's sort of a combination between Rachel's method and the block scheduling method and I'm going to give it a shot! If you're interested in checking it out, you can see what I've planned below!

Do you have your own method of planning your schedule and keeping track of your habits and resolutions? I'd love to hear about it in the comments! Feel free to tag me on social media or leave pictures in the comments!

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