Planning for Chaos: A Tip from James Clear

 
Atomic Habits   is a great, super-practical book. Do I get $ if you read it? No. What matters to me is that it could change how you see what’s possible for you.

Atomic Habits is a great, super-practical book. Do I get $ if you read it? No. What matters to me is that it could change how you see what’s possible for you.

Finish something today, even if the scope is smaller than you anticipated.
— James Clear
 

In this post, JC talks about a great weapon for fighting typical-day-chaos: reduce the scope, but stick to your schedule.

When it comes to workday lunches, you can often stick to your schedule even when the details don’t come together perfectly. Where is your day’s small win? Can you reschedule your break? If you don’t have homemade food, can you still slow down and just eat for 15 minutes? Can you spend 5 minutes on your aspiration instead of 15?

On chaotic days, don’t teach yourself that you can’t. Show yourself how you CAN. (I know you can do it.)

Psst. If you haven’t already, make a schedule to stick with! Put those 30-minute promises-to-yourself on the calendar at least three days in advance.