As you harness your energy, budget your time, say no, get a hobby, etc. you will begin to see a shift in how much time you have. We cannot make more time, only use what we have most efficiently and effectively. You cannot be on all the time, so planning for breaks and scheduling for a maximum of 12 hours of “things” a day is key.
When you know what you want to do, are clear on how to get there, you have ½ the battle won. The only part that is left is the momentum to get into action and then accomplishing what has been laid out. There is where some people procrastinate. There are 100’s of ways people do this, from straightening, playing computer games, talking, distracting themselves, etc.
The best way to get into motion is just to start.
- Make your to-do list the night before, so your mind can subconsciously process it all night.
- “Eat your frog” first (the most important thing you have to do; do it before anything else).
- Notice when you start procrastinating; write the “strategy” you used on a procrastination list that you have pinned up in a noticeable spot. (naming your tactics will help you stop them quicker)
- Make a game. Determine either a reward or a punishment if you get X task done in X amount of time.
- Make yourself accountable. Let someone else know what you will get done by when, and send it to them, work on it the same time as them, etc.
Keep Charging & Shine!
Christy Geiger, Executive/Leadership Coach, www.synergystrategies.com