Have you ever had a moment in life, when the things that you were doing no longer bought satisfaction? You realized that you could be doing more, and wishing that you were. If this thought has crossed your mind, you are the right place. I want to share a little secret that I have been doing, to make all the difference in my daily life.
The most effective way to do a project that has always been on your mind, but never got the chance to do is to start. My secret to getting things done is to not let my emotions get the best of me. The very first, and most important step one can overcome is taking control over your feelings. Procrastination happens when your feelings get in the way of the work that needs to get done.
Ask yourself, why haven't you started working out? Eating healthier? Starting a major project that has been running through your mind? It could be because you didn’t "feel" like starting. There could be occasions when one too busy to start. If a year passed by, without starting any of it then “busy” might be an excuse. Being too busy can sometimes take you away from being productive. It is crucial to learn our priorities, to make time for the things that are important to us.
When there is a list of things that we want to do, the best way to concur it all is by start one step at a time. Push your feelings aside, and start taking one step at a time with all your focus being on that one task. For me, as someone who hates early mornings, I have always wanted to be a morning person. One who wakes up, and jumps straight into doing. Accomplishing more by 8 am, than the rest of the world might have. This has always sounded impossible for me as a mom who stays up late and is up a couple times a night with her youngest. But I have done it, I wake up early and start on my morning routine.
Completely ignoring how exhausted I feel, and how comfortable my bed might be it is time to get started. I wake up and keep all my thoughts positive in action. I get ready, make my bed, stretch, read with my cup of coffee, and start a load of laundry. Most days, I even have extra time to prep for dinner. Make a healthy breakfast for my children, get them and myself completely ready for school on time. Most days we even have a dance party while cleaning up from breakfast, all while making it to school on time. It might not sound like a lot. But to me, it is an accomplishment because I have learned to push myself every day to give it my best and do better. These things have now become my routine, to have time for all the other things that I wish to do.
Shift your focus on one thing at a time, until you have mastered it. Add in one thing in your life that is important to you. It might be a quick workout, healthy meal or getting yourself more ready than usual. Whatever that might be, commit to that one thing and give it all you got until you learn to master it. When you master something that was once a challenge, you move on and push yourself to add the next thing.
With each step, you learn to master the things that were once difficult. Learn to not let feelings get the best of you. Life will not only seem as it will be moving forward in a direction you want to be in. It is also becoming more balanced. One day, you will look in the mirror and realize that you have become someone that was once a dream.