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Where Do You Prepare?

“Where do you prepare?” 

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Usually we hear, “HOW do you prepare,” or “HOW will you prepare?”

Most of the time, we KNOW the steps it takes to prepare….buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut, we aren’t gifting ourself the TIME to prepare.

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Here is what I mean by “WHERE do you prepare,” and how it may help you 

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Let me start with an example:

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When I am scheduled to be at the gym to assistant coach at 5am on a weekday, these means I must arrive by 4:40am. 

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In order for me to have a smooth morning with no sign of anxiousness or rushing, I know I must do the following:

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-lay out my clothes 

-put my keys next to my bed (to start my car, especially in the cold months)

-put out my skin care regimen 

-set the timer on my coffee maker 

-put my coffee cup on the counter 

-have my work bag or necessities at the door

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So the how is presented above, this is HOW I will control the variables of my morning so the outcome is in alignment with HOW I want to feel = = > which is, collected and cool – NOT tense or distressed.

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But WHERE do I prepare? Where in my day have I claimed time for this? This preparation is part of my nighttime ritual. My night time ritual is claimed space on my calendar. That’s WHERE I PREPARE – in the block of time that I have established for my night time ritual.

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Preparation is a catalyst for success. 

When prepared, we have a waaaaaaaay better shot at our successful outcome.

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Establishing the “WHERE’ in your schedule that will give you the opportunity to meet the “how’s” of preparation can help you feel focused on what you want to accomplish instead of losing sight of it and then in the last minute try to prepare.

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That never ends well, right? 

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Ask yourself, “What do I want to accomplish” or “How do I want to feel.”

For me in this example, I want to accomplish having a smooth morning. I want to feel easy….

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Then back it up, to WHERE can I fit the activity of preparation in for it. Eventually, it will become a habit, and “claiming the actual block of time on your daily calendar will no longer be needed, but it’s a great place to start.