Now that you’ve had a few weeks to recover from the holiday hullabaloo, it’s time to hunker down and get on with 2020
Start by asking yourself a few questions — even writing down your answers:
- What do you want to accomplish this year?
- What big events or plans do you have on the horizon?
- What can you simplify to make your days more enjoyable — or more restful?
- What do you want more of in 2020
This goes deeper than a New Year’s resolution. It’s your opportunity to be mindful about how to make 2020 your best year ever. Yes, it requires a bit of legwork and planning — you can’t live with intention without knowing what you intend to do, become or share with others.
But it’s so worth it, and not just for you. When you feel organized, fulfilled and calm, that vibe rubs off on your entire family. And really, who doesn’t want more peace at home?
Let’s break this down into manageable chunks: by day, by week and by month. Pick out a cute 2020 agenda or planner to jot it all down — Scentsy Consultants, there’s a fab new planner in the Consultant Store on your Workstation — or use your phone for easy updates.
First, establish a daily routine.
Consider your answers to the questions above and decide how you want to spend your days in 2020. Start with the must-dos, like work, meals or after-school obligations for your kids. Then examine the empty blocks in your day — the time you get to use however you like. Make a list of your personal to-dos, like a short meditation before your morning coffee or a motivating workout to start your day, then plug them in.
Odds are, there aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything you want — and that’s OK. Look at opportunities for overlap. Maybe you crave more exercise each day, but it’s difficult to find the time. Can you combine your morning meditation with yoga or take a walk during your lunch hour? Maybe you can listen to a book during your daily commute or catch up on your favorite show while you make dinner. Multitasking might divide your attention a bit, but it can totally save your day!
It’s also important to make time for simple pleasures. You know you’ll have a bit of daily cleaning and laundry, so why not choose products infused with mellow, long-lasting fragrance to bring a bit of joy to the task?
Just be sure not to put too much pressure on yourself to do it all, always. Prioritize your wants and needs, then save the leftovers for weekly planning.
Next, consider your week.
There are certain things you need to accomplish each week, but you can choose the day they happen. Grocery shopping, for example, is a necessity. But it doesn’t need to happen on Monday afternoon, during the school-work-sports runaround. Choose a time that actually works for you now, so you’re not running around frantically later!
You’ve established your daily schedule, now consider your weekly tasks or activities and work them in. Don’t venture too far from the answers you listed to the questions above. Schedule your week with intention. How will this help your family? How will it help you accomplish your goals or allow you to live a more fulfilling life?
Be sure to revisit your leftover daily tasks — the ones you just couldn’t squeeze into a daily plan — and work them in on a weekly or twice-weekly basis.
Finally, create a monthly plan.
This is your big-picture look at the year. You know your kids are going to need to visit the dentist twice in 2020 — schedule those appointments when you know school will be out, or during the slower season at your work. Already, your 2020 is calmer and more intentional! What other monthly tasks or appointments do you need to consider? Plug them in!
Before you close your planner, consider your biggest to-do of 2020.
Are you going to build a new house or have a baby? Is your daughter getting married? Are you taking a big family trip? Bring peace to the event or task with some planning. How can you ease the financial burden? How can you slow down to enjoy every single moment — before the moment’s gone?
Maybe this is the year you finally take more control of your daily, weekly and monthly schedule. Starting a home business could bring in extra income for life’s little extras, and could even help you cut down your working hours to leave more time for your family, your hobbies, more travel — or whatever more you want.*
This year, live with intention and make a plan. Be mindful about how you spend your time, so you can carve out more free time. Look for new opportunities to grow or give. And make 2020 your best year yet.
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*Consultants earn 20% (or 10% through Scentsy Club) on the first 1,000 points in Personal Retail Volume (PRV) and 25% (or 15% through Scentsy Club) on all sales after that, plus up to a 9% bonus on Personal Wholesale Volume based on rank and a 5% sales award when monthly sales exceed 2,000 points in PRV. They may also earn leadership bonuses based on downline sales. Qualification for incentive trips is determined annually. For a detailed look at Scentsy’s compensation plan, including what the average Consultant earns, visit scentsy.com, then click Join.