Hello there! I'm Ruth, one of the cofounders of #ThisIsMyEra. Today, I want to give you an insider's look into my personal journey with productivity and how our #ThisIsMyEra 90 Day Planner has become an integral part of my daily life. Let's dive into my story, and maybe you'll find some nuggets of wisdom to apply to your own routine.
The Genesis of My Productivity Journey
My journey with productivity wasn't always a smooth one. Like many of you, I struggled with staying on top of tasks, managing my time effectively, and balancing work with personal life. The idea for the #ThisIsMyEra planner stemmed from my own need for a tool that wasn't just about todo lists, but about setting and achieving life changing goals.
A Typical Day with My #ThisIsMyEra Planner
Let me walk you through a typical day in my life and how the planner plays a pivotal role.
My day starts early, often before the sun rises. The first thing I do, even before checking my phone, is to open my #ThisIsMyEra planner. This is a sacred time for me, a quiet moment where I set my intentions for the day. I review my goals, jot down three things I’m grateful for, and outline my top priorities. This practice sets a positive tone for my day and keeps me grounded.
Time Blocking My Day
I'm a firm believer in time blocking, a method I've refined over the years. Each task or project gets a specific time slot in my planner. This includes work tasks, meetings, exercise, and even downtime. Seeing my day laid out visually helps me stay focused and prevents the overwhelm that comes from a seemingly endless todo list.
By midafternoon, I take a few minutes for a quick check in with my planner. This isn't just about ticking off completed tasks (though that is always satisfying!), but also about reassessing my priorities. Sometimes, an unexpected task pops up, or something takes longer than planned. I adjust my schedule accordingly, ensuring that my time is always aligned with my top priorities.
As my workday winds down, I spend a few minutes in reflection. This is a key part of my routine. I review what I accomplished, what challenges I faced, and what I learned. This practice helps me to continuously improve and adapt my strategies for productivity.
The Bigger Picture: Goal Setting and Review
Beyond daily planning, the #ThisIsMyEra planner is instrumental in my long term goal setting. At the start of each 90 day cycle, I set aside time to map out my goals. These aren't just work related; they span all areas of my life. Every month, I review these goals, celebrate the progress made, and adjust my course if necessary.
Staying Grounded in Gratitude and Mindfulness
One aspect of our planner that I hold dear is the emphasis on gratitude and mindfulness. In the hustle of achieving goals, it's easy to lose sight of the present moment. The daily gratitude section reminds me to stay grounded and appreciate the journey, not just the destination.
The #ThisIsMyEra 90 Day Planner is more than just a tool for me; it's a companion on my journey towards a balanced, productive, and fulfilling life. It's a tangible manifestation of our philosophy that every day is an opportunity to make your mark on the world. I hope my story inspires you to take control of your time and make this era truly yours. Remember, productivity is a personal journey, and with the right tools and mindset, you're capable of achieving extraordinary things. Let's make every day count!