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Aug 5 2020

CTLP Episode 176 – Planning and Prepping for a Crazy Fall

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Show Notes-

On today’s episode of Cultivating the Lovely, MacKenzie Koppa goes solo to give us all some coaching on how to get ready for a crazy new season heading into this fall. We know here at CTL that everyone’s routines are looking very different this year, so MacKenzie wants to help you get planned and prepped up to make the best of whatever situation you are facing. And if you want an even deeper dive into what this can look like for you, head over and join the CTL Patreon supporters to get daily content to guide you through your fall planning.

  • What MacKenzie and her kids are going to have to deal with for schooling this year
  • What are “the givens” you have to consider when planning?
    • Meal planning
  • Take some time on the weekends to plan out the coming week
    • Using Trello as a planning tool
  • Creating good routines for yourself and your family to add predictability to your days
  • Consider the work spaces and other places you need to prepare to make them more conducive to getting things done well
  • Have a back-up plan for when things don’t go so well

If I put in the work on the front end of things, it is going to make my day to day life a lot easier.

MacKenzie Koppa
  • Take a look at your own personal logistics in scheduling and self-care
    • What things can you prepare in advance each week to take the stress off your daily routine?
    • What helps you feel more centered throughout your day?
  • Tips for staying on top of things and not losing your mind this fall:
    • Give yourself and those around you lots of grace
    • Be willing to cut some corners in certain areas
    • Get up and get dressed and presentable for your day
    • Help facilitate independence in your children
    • Create time and space for everyone to have some alone time daily
    • Foster friendships and community for yourself and your children
  • Books to help you with dealing with stress and planning well:

Find MacKenzie-

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