Riding the wave.
How to do your planning for 2022 and the new normal. A lesson to learn from the pandemic is that time on earth is precious, and you never know what will happen.
In times of uncertainty, you need new tools that help to anchor you and manage your time.
That is why you need your planning for 2022 to give you certainty. And secondly, that aligns you with knowing the best time to plan, create, focus and rest.
Success is liking yourself,MAYA ANGELOU
liking what you do
and liking how you do it.
So how do you do things? How do you plan in a way aligned with the cycles of nature?
Humans are part of nature, which means our bodies work in cycles.
Yet, we use linear planning. And we are still at the mercy of uncertainty.
Things don’t take time; they take alignment. If we are cyclical beings, we also need to work honouring those cycles, using cyclical planning.
And to bring certainty into your planning, you do it in alignment with the planetary cycles.
As Above So Below
What’s above is below—cycles above, cycles below.
We are all interconnected.
Planetary cycles give you certainty because they are recorded, and it is possible to know without a doubt when the Moon (considered a planet in astrological terms) will be full or new next year and the years to come too.
Getting to know their cycles and how they affect you allows you to be in tune with the symphony of the cosmos.
More can get done with less effort when planning and organising time in alignment with the planetary cycles. Because when you are in alignment, things take less time and effort.
Wouldn’t that be a great way to plan for 2022?
So the first question is…
What is a cycle?
A cycle is a series of events that are regularly repeated in the same order.
As they are regularly repeated and in the same order, you know in advance what will happen and when; therefore, you can prepare and organise your time and tasks accordingly.
Some cycles are easy to predict, as the planetary cycles, others can change over time, like the menstrual cycle.
When you bring those into awareness and then into alignment, together with what you have to do, it flows.
How does this apply to planning and managing projects, organising your time and tasks?
The productivity and creative process require different steps:
- How are you going to do it?
- Get going and get out there to attract the resources you need.
- Culmination and time to reflect on what is working and whatnot.
- Focus on what works and get it done.
- Accept what you haven’t done and prepare for what to do next.
Let’s look at the different parts of a cycle and how can you align the process.
Parts of a cycle
There are four phases in each cycle. A quiet phase (low energy), culmination phase (peak energy) and two transition phases (energy either increases/moves forward or decreases/moves backwards).
The key is to embrace the wholeness of each phase. It is easy to move from one phase into the next one when you do that.
Think of each phase of the cycle as a season:
Winter is the quiet season.
Spring is when the energy increases.
Summer is the culmination.
Autumn is when the energy decreases.
Planning 2022 with planetary cycles
Are you ready to do your planning for 2022 in alignment with the planetary cycles?
Then you need to know which ones and how to use them.
To overcome procrastination (I know I should do it, but I don’t feel like doing it) and confusion (I feel like doing it, but I don’t know how to do it), you need to align your emotions with your mind. You follow Mercury (your mind) and the Moon (your emotions).
Aligning your mercurial projects (writing, speaking, communicating in blogs. websites, a book…) to the Mercury cycle brings ease to the process.
Aligning your weekly planning to the Moon (as well as the menstrual cycle) allows you to find the time to rest, recharge, set intentions, and co-create with the Universe.
There is a beautiful symphony in the cosmos with the planets dancing together and complementing each other. Whichever cycle you start with is your entry to that dance—a dance you were born within.
You know the steps, and you just need to bring them into awareness.
Walking around nature will give you a glimpse of the beauty of the spheres.
The end is the beginning
It is hard to spread things over time when you need to get things done. But wanting and needing things done does not make you get them done; to-do lists do not imply lists done. The core of working with cycles is to trust that by doing things over time, you will get them done as long as you have a tool to keep track of what you want to accomplish. And that by doing them in alignment, they will get done with ease.
The truth is that we are never completely done.
We always want more.
When you are never done, you can continuously improve, and the start of a cycle is a new opportunity to do things differently. After you let go and make space for the new cycle at the end of the previous one.
The end is just the beginning.
Flow knows no end.
Thank you for reading and all the best for 2022,
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