Some personal examples of how I've implemented P-I-E in my life are below. But, it's really best to listen to the audio or watch the video to get the most out of it!
Two of my boys began OT and PT many years ago. It was a huge change of schedules and communication, and all kinds of things I was not prepared for. But it was okay. I was able to successfully and quickly make all these little adjustments because of P-I-E.
I researched and read and listened. Then we moved things around in our home to make things work best for us. We had a built in evaluator in this case - the therapist that we were working with!
Financial situations ebb and flow, and most recently I was in a place of wanting to start investing. It was a LOT of planning and researching.
Then we had to dive in and actually do it. And after that, it was a constant cycle of evaluating and going back to learning and doing and then evaluating again!
This happens with paying off debt as well. You have to have a plan, or it just won't happen. Then you go through the motions and you keep track of your progress. And then celebrate BIG when it's done with!!
I'm fighting inflammation on the regular. I've used P-I-E to figure out what I can do to manage it without medications. Supplements, vitamins, and foods. This type of planning and implementing provides an immediate evaluation.
And in doing this, I've been able to keep myself off prescription medications and over the counter medications as well!
I recently rearranged our furniture to have a reading space. It has created a huge change in my daily reading. It's by the window and I can see all the little creatures outside. It's just my little spot. Nobody can ever take it away. I was even able to use furniture we already had! No money spent.
I had originally started to look for furniture to make this happen, but in my planning stage I realized that we already had a chair that would work! That's the best kind of planning right?! :)
Get to planning! What do you need to do to plan the event??
I changed the way I set up my kitchen over time, to help with the flow when we have guests over for a gathering or potluck. It's just a small matter of where the water is placed, and the trash can. But I wouldn't have realized this had I not evaluated the situation after a few gatherings.
Again, this is big on planning all of the things. You have to decide how to be frugal, where you are going to go, and how you will spend your time. After implementing your plan, you take time to think back. Was it fulfilling? Would you do it again?
Evaluating seems like the least fun part of P-I-E, and that might be why it is often skipped over. Evaluating is such a crucial part of the P-I-E! It's like a review you are writing of yourself. So, take it seriously and thoughtfully consider the different aspects!
Okay, YOUR TURN!!
Choose one of these areas, plug PIE into it, and make some adjustments!