It all started when Jess Massey, owner and founder of Hustle Sanely, couldn’t find a daily planner that kept her organized. “I couldn’t find a productivity framework that supported my mental health and personal relationships while pursuing my goals,” Jess said. So that’s when she created her own digital planner that ultimately created a business centered around productivity without the hustle-culture mindset. In this episode, I sit down with Jess and discuss unleashing the ease and the power of planning.
Jess often uses the phrase, “Our schedules and routines are tools, not chains.” She’s discovered that when we create things that can be sustainable, that’s when we can be consistent with them. And when we’re consistent, that’s when we’re able to make change happen.
Your daily to-do list shouldn’t have more than seven things on it, and should include your focus three. And the other four things are the would-be-nice-to-get-done things but you’re not stressing about them.
In her courses, Jess teaches on the different types of to-do lists. She says you should have three different ones – a personal, professional and catch-all task list. Our daily to-do list should be short and sweet, so it doesn’t overwhelm us and really give our time and energy to tasks that need to be done.
Prioritizing our health and relationships can be tough in a busy life of pursuing goals. But Jess teaches women to schedule these things first. So when you’re looking at your weekly schedule, Jess asks women to schedule in things like date night, rest or visiting family first. Then, you go in and fill in around those things. If you don’t schedule those in, they’re not going to happen. It feels weird and robotic to schedule things like that, but those important things actually happen when you schedule them in and aren’t left to chance.
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