I listened to Pat Flynn with the creators of the 5-Minute Journal. A few years ago they were thinking about all the things they’ve learned from reading about gratitude and wanted to make it easier to apply the principles. What came out of it was the five-minute journal.
I’ve been thinking about that this year quite a bit. I read a lot but a lot of the time reading would be better spent applying what I read. It reminds me of Eric Barker’s post where he says you should probably spend 30% reading and 70% applying what you learn.
I started outlining different timescales of planning and mapping them to books I’ve read that would be helpful while doing that phase of planning.
It goes from planning your year all the way down to the planning your day and time blocking.
At the extremes it goes beyond a year to where you are evaluating what you value. What are you planning to achieve in the first place and is that worth it? It goes down to kind of a minute level meaning being present for the most part. You can build an awareness and control over your mind and your attitude.
That’s the outline. I would love to expand on this in a proper post.