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Does Planning Truly Restrict Freedom?

There is one myth, the main evil seed that restricts people manifesting their dreams.

If you have this belief inside yourself – you barricade yourself with huge walls from your own dreams, while they are the ones knocking on the wall desperately hoping to get in.

I have been constantly asked “How can you do so many things?” and of course my answer always is quite plain “ I PLAN”.

Yes, pretty much no true miracle formula or magical method, deary!

I need to admit, I am always fascinated by the reaction that goes afterwards.

Around 60 % of people take this myth outside their pockets and rub it straight in the face “But planning restricts the freedom. I better be free”.

You know these moments when you just have few minutes of silence and want to facepalm yourself, like twice? Exactly that.

Either we like it or not, we always plan at some level.

Whatever we do daily in our lives such as breakfast, dinner, going to work and buying groceries after work is all considered as planning. Every action, where you decide when and what to do is considered to be planning.

So, be aware when you use the words “I do not plan”, because you would be only lying to yourself...

This means that the only difference in planning is actually the way how it is done and the productivity level we give to it.

Did you ever notice how, at times, you have a free day and decide to do an important task in the morning, yet you postpone it till the noon?

Afterwards, you postpone it till the dinner and in the end you just elaborate that it is already an evening. It is late, you have other important issues to attend (such as watching Netflix on your sofa, because that is always truly extremely important).

And this is how the important task is left for the next day, sometimes it continues to the next day, the week, even months and… years, actually shifting to “NEVER”.

You planned the day, yet it was re-planned. In fact, you re-planned it with other tasks, even if those were scrolling through Facebook all day long.

So, most people would call this day freedom, generally, because they do not feel being obliged to do something.

The only obligations present are your own decisions.

In the end of the day do you really feel accomplished without taking steps towards your dreams? Do you feel fulfilled, when this important task is still nagging you deep inside?

Most often, we actually feel guilty, yet calling it freedom makes it sound much ow much much better.

In fact, we can call it freedom, because freedom is your choice and you always make choices whatever you do.

Even if you work in the job that you hate, this was your choice and you are making choices every day, during every task.

So, in the end, if everything we choose and everything is freedom, isn´t planning a part of freedom too? You just choose it in a different way.

You choose time to think more about it, to evaluate it, to brainstorm it.

It does not restrict your freedom, because either everything you do is freedom or nothing is.

Again, even here you have a choice how to view it.

I want to whisper to you a little secret....


Planning lets you have more freedom without guilt, because you accomplish what you want and then you have time for precious, marvellous truly satisfying relaxation.

When you plan for a longer period, you start being productive and doing tasks faster without really diminishing its quality.

You start to have more time for relaxation. Yes, you even can plan for relaxation!

Honestly, I never had had such a big amount of freedom before as I do now then I plan more. I started understanding how freedom truly feels only when I started planning.

Because in the end, freedom supposed to be absolutely fulfilling and relaxing, without none or as little stress as possible.

You can feel that kind of feeling only when your worries are solved, only when your goals are reached. Only knowing that they will be reached BY YOU soon!

I bet you would like to feel that kind of freedom yourself. Go and get it, darling!

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