The Sanity Plan is a framework of goals and principles by which to live. The goal of this framework is to reduce chaos and promote peace of mind and happiness.
Sanity Plans will be as different and unique as the people who use them. Each person has their own definition of what sanity means. A good example of this is the decision whether or not to have kids. Obviously, having kids was a part of our life plan, but others might decide that having kids will bring too much additional work, chaos, and obligations into their world (can’t argue with that!).
It’s also about preferences and personality. Maybe getting out and socializing energizes you and helps keep you sane. Whereas, I might need more cool down time at home to read and regroup my thoughts. This can get a little complicated when you are considering more than one person, or a family, as there are often competing needs and preferences.
This strategy may sound like a lot of extra work to implement when you are already overloaded. I will cover this concern in an upcoming post. But don’t worry, it’s as simple as mentally checking your incoming tasks against the plan to make sure you are heading in the right direction.
This blog will detail our journey to implement our family mission, The Sanity Plan. Further reading below, sign up on the right, and I hope you’ll be inspired to write your own Sanity Plan!