Today I did something I rarely take the time to do anymore: I sat with my planner for a good 45 minutes, and just thought. I thought about things coming up in the next weeks and months, I thought about my finances and when things are due, I thought about summer plans and insurance bills and car tax and meal planning. I filled in things in my planner as I thought of them, but mostly I thought.
I work best when I think about things ahead of time and then work my plan, rather than just dive in and do it. But I realized today I don't take the time to think like I really need to often enough.
I do my best planning-thinking at home where I have access to my computer and paper files and any other information I might need to reference while I'm planning. But I definitely understand people who do their best thinking at the coffee shop, bookstore or library where they don't have the distractions of home or office. (I do my best actual thinking while I'm walking in the forest, but that's not thinking about when to schedule my next car maintenance, it's more mind-wandering thinking.)
Do you have a favorite place where you can take the time and mental space to think? Do you do it often enough?
And as always on Fridays, feel free to discuss and/ or ask anything planner-related!