As we enter a new year and decade, it’s natural to not only go into a state of reflection over the last year (and decade) and also start thinking ahead to all the things you want to do differently and accomplish moving forward. Sometimes those to-do lists can get so long that we wind up feeling overwhelmed before we even get started, and often when we do start getting after it, we soon find ourselves feeling out of balance with what we value the most. That’s why we brought on Lindsey Rainwater to speak to us not about finding balance, but something even better- learning how to integrate the things that we value most into everything that we do, and ensure that we’re spending our time in the most effective way day in and day out, so we can quickly reach those big scary goals that we’ve set for ourselves.
What You’ll Learn from this Episode:
• How to integrate the things that are most important to you into everything that you do
• Create an abundance of time in your day
• What to do when you’re feeling “out of balance”
Here’s the Complete List of Tips:
(11:30) What is the art of integration?
How to decide what is important to you, including what is “important” versus “urgent”, how to these priorities into 3-5 buckets, and then how to integrate the most important things to you into everything that you do.
(17:30) Incorporating integration into your life
Take all of the tasks that you have to get done in the day. Create your matrix of time, and quadrants of “what has to happen today”, “what is just as important but can be fulfilled later”, “what is not urgent and not important” “what is not important at all”. Take the tasks, and put them into each of those categories, and then calendar your day from there. Consider creating different calendars for each of your “buckets”.
(23:30) When you feel you “don’t have time”
Einstein time versus Newtonian time. The concept of Einstein time grows with the things that you feel a profound “yes” to. If you’re out of integrity with the things that you’re doing, you’ll never have enough time for the things you don’t want to do. So if you’re doing things that you don’t want to do, you will have a very hard time finding time to do everything.
(31:00) Make good on your commitments even if the pan falls through
(34:00) If you feel that you’re “out of balance”
It’s possible that you’ve lost momentum on the things that are very important to you, even if they don’t feel as fulfilling at this moment in time. Perhaps you get a huge adrenaline rush or dopamine release from doing things for your new business. Are you choosing that rush over other things in your life that are equally important to you?
(40:20) How to go from big picture to day to day
How do you go from being a helicopter in the air looking down at your life to things like making dinner.
(48:30) How to manage compromise on your core values
(50:30) What the Women in Fitness Association is all about
References in the Episode:
The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks