Treat your Calendar Seriously with Morra Aarons Mele

Treat your Calendar Seriously with Morra Aarons Mele
Respect your own needs and treat your calendar seriously. You can’t respect yourself unless you respect your calendar.
- Morra Aarons Mele

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Morra Aarons Mele, an author, founder of a social impact agency, Internet marketer, and mom of three.

We started talking about the myth of balance, which led into discipline, boundaries and limits. Morra talks about being an overachiever who has learned to execute and move on. And we discuss how sometimes we violate our own boundaries, especially how we treat our bodies.

We talk about:

  • the magic of being an ambitious introvert
  • finding your vision: what you want, what your boundaries are and what the non-negotiables are
  • managing your digital life and creating an online presence that works within your boundaries
  • the idea of work-life fit
  • putting everything on your calendar
  • respecting your own needs—and your calendar


Calling all women balancing wellness, work, family and self… Learn a 15-minute daily practice and go to bed each night proud of what you got done.

    Doable Changes

    CREATE A VISION. Schedule a little time to think about what you actually need, what your boundaries are, and what your non-negotiables are. This is the starting point to creating the life you love. So for now, start by listing those three things.

    CREATE DIGITAL BOUNDARIES. Because we live in the digital age and can be connected 24-7, doesn’t mean we have to be or should be. What are your boundaries around being connected? There’s no right and wrong, but having boundaries is really helpful. Try setting one boundary this week—don’t check your email after 8PM or put our phone in a basket during dinner.

    PUT EVERYTHING ON YOUR CALENDAR. Respect your needs by scheduling everything on your calendar—including down time. Go back to your boundaries and vision and notice how you are feeling when you look at your calendar. If it is too jam packed, find what can give and add some more off time. Schedule some in before you get too busy.

    From Overwhelm to Ease


    Morra Aarons-Mele is the founder of award-winning digital agency Women Online and its database of women influencers, The Mission List. Morra is the author of the forthcoming book Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert’s Roadmap to Getting Out There (When You’d Rather Stay Home).


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