Confessional: I Hate Five-Year Plans
2-minute read | I've experienced so much happiness and freedom from giving up on long-term plans and doing this instead! Learn what it is inside.
Confessional: I hate five-year plans.
I've given up long-term planning, mostly because I've experienced a lot of trauma around my plans not happening.
We often joke in our house that our lives tend to travel more in opposite and unforeseen spaces, but rarely the ones we've planned.
If I'm completely honest, I've had more than one panic attack because of this.
But something shifted years ago when I realized it wasn't what was unplanned that was ripping me apart. It was because I held on so firmly to my failed plan that I couldn't even see the good the unexpected could bring.
I couldn't get beyond the "what wasn't" to see what had become.
That's why I've learned to hold my long-term plan with an open hand.
This shift has opened so many unexpected doors I would have walked right past!
It's also helped me become 1000x healthier and happier because I'm not so focused on controlling life that I lose sight of the spontaneity and joy found in the mundane.
It's also why I created the Nourished Planner. I needed a safe space to hold my long-term goals with an open hand while knowing what steps I needed to take daily.
It's a place that guides and encourages you to show up as your best every day, even when you don't feel like it.
You’ll be amazed at how much you can accomplish in one year by focusing less on the long-term and more on the day-to-day.
Take a tour of every feature inside the 2024 Nourished Planner with me: