Guest Post – Jessica Kennedy – Personal Agility

July 16, 2014

Living Agile – What is living agile?

By: Jessica Kennedy

Are your ready to embrace change? Put your obligations into perspective? Do what you want to do?!?

Living agile is being adaptable. Bringing into your life new experiences, new opportunities.

Living Agile is maximizing all your resources; your time, your money, and what you want to experience. Apply this to what you want to do, need to do and have to do.

Items that you may see on my list would be:

  • Workout (boot camp) 2X per week
  • Meditate 10 min per day
  • Make the new recipe X
  • Do a particular activity with my daughter
  • Grocery shop
  • Shop Farmer’s Mkt

This list is a combination of what I have to do, what I need to do and what I want to do.

Week Long To Do List

With this visual representation, I can see how to balance my week of activities. Taking care of myself is my top priority so I list it first, then spending time with my daughter, then trying a new recipe. You will notice shopping for food is the bottom of my list. My least favorite is a “have” to do so I will need to make a time allowance for that activity.

How do you create one of these charts? You can use a nice sized piece of poster board to lay out the columns and headers. Then use post-it notes to populate your “to do” list so that they can move across the board, successfully to the DONE column.

This type of board can be done for the week as above or for a day as below:

Daily To Do List

Daily To Do List - Kanban Board

Daily To Do List – Kanban Board

With this tool, in the layout that works best for you, visibility can be gained from all the activities you are committing to for a given time period. If you are over committed, you can gain control over your life by identifying what has to be done and pull into your schedule what you need to do for yourself.

This is a key in getting out of an autopilot mode of your daily routine.

So many people say, “I want better health!” So what are you going to do differently!!!!

Jessica Kennedy

Jessica Kennedy

– Jessica is an Wellness Coach & IT Professional in Nashville, TN. She is a Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Scrum Product Owner. As a long term friend of Braintrust we are proud to feature her article here on our Blog!



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