Episode 47 | Messy Schedules and How to Deal With Them

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Episode 47 | Tackling the Messy with a Plan

On our expert segment today we are going to be talking to Heather Dumas. Heather is the owner of HD Transformations, a personal training and coaching company. She motivates others to change their lives and control their mindset, by getting rid of the barriers that prevent health and happiness. She gives her clients individualized coaching on fitness, nutrition, positive self-talk, and overall health and wellness.

“My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.”
-Steve Jobs

HEATHER dumas

Coach l Personal Trainer

I’m a single mom with 2 businesses and 2 side hustles. My schedule changes every single day. How can I create a fake feeling of structure in an unstructured world?


Put your health and wellness at the very top of the list regardless of how hard it is.

If you get injured who is going to run your businesses and family?


Put your self-care on the calendar. Schedule your time just as you would schedule a doctor or dentist appointment.


If you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything. Think about the air mask on the airplane. You have to put your mask on before you can help those around you.

Instead of saying I can’t say I can because.


Heather’s free Power Hour planner is a great tool for the last hour before you unplug to help you figure out and plan the next day.
Heather also uses her 30 Day Healthy Lifestyle planner in the morning. For example, if you know you’re going to be spending much of the day in the car you can bring healthy snacks or a change of clothes to be prepared.


Ben Franklin – If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.


If you have things planned out and your more relaxed and things don’t go as planned you much more likely to be able to adjust on the fly and roll with it.

When we don’t plan we often skip out on exercise because we are exhausted or resort to eating out. Plus we don’t get anything done on our to-do list.


Planning helps us to get what we need done and not miss out on taking care of ourselves.

  • Heather recommends 5 minutes of mental work each morning. You could meditate or just spend 5 minutes relaxing in your own thoughts and thinking about what you need for the day. It helps you to go into the day ready to tackle the day and anything that comes your way.
  • Take a look at your day and schedule and figure out what is missing. Are you not working out, getting tasks done, having quiet time, etc?
  • Use the planners and focus on one of those areas for 30 days.
  • Once you see the desired improvement you can add another area to focus on.

We often find pockets of time we didn’t even know we were wasting.

It will help us live a healthier version of ourselves.


Little things can help make a big impact over time.


Moving into the day with a plan will help remove the stress from the get-go.


Heather’s Offer: I offer 2 different downloadable planners to help you organize and plan your healthy lifestyle changes. One for planning your next day and one for organizing your thoughts first thing in the morning. Both are free, the links are available on my website.

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