How many times have you said you were going to do something & then decided you'd get to it later? How many times have you thought of an idea & abandoned it? How many times have you been inspired by someone's words, decided you were going to make a change to your life, & then quit?
It's all good.
I've been there.
It's happened to me several times.
So, what next? What do you do after you make the excuses? What do you do after you're tired of doing nothing?
Pick me! Pick me!
You make a change.
A lot of humans hear that word & freak. It makes sense. When you're accustom to doing something the same way for so long, doing anything outside of that norm is foreign & possibly intimidating. BUT. You cannot expect to better life & prosper by remaining stagnant. Growth requires you take a leap of faith & do the things that most scare you.
10 Tricks to Getting it Done.
Make a List (This might sound silly, but realistically speaking, there's no way you can remember the million & one things you have to get done off the top of your head. Write down all the things that need to get done. I recommend doing it by day so it's less overwhelming to look at.)
Do the hard things first. (This is a preference. Some people like to do the easiest things first because they won't (or shouldn't) take that much time. I prefer to do the harder things first because it's satisfying & makes getting through the rest of the list that much easier.)
Wake up early...or an hour earlier than you usually do. (One of my favorite humans in life doesn't believe in napping, but he wakes up early regardless & gets life done. I promise, that extra hour of the day can make all the difference.)
Clean your workspace. (It's hard to get things done when you're working in a cluttered space. Your space is a physical representation of your mind. If it's cluttered, it's hard to work through.)
Make yourself a priority. (If you like helping people, as I do, this one may be a little harder. We sometimes think that we're super-human & can do it all. This is not actually the case. It is OKAY to say 'no' to things that don't align with the schedule you've set for the day.)
Take a 15 minute break when necessary. (This one is crucial. There have been some studies that suggest your brain can only obtain information in 45 minute intervals. Meaning, working straight through tasks for consecutive hours may not be the best thing for you to do. After every 45 minute chunk of time, take a fifteen minute break before jumping into it again.)
Detach from social media. (When you very literally have the world at the tips of your fingers, it's easy to fall into the rabbit hole. If you have an iPhone, turn on your "Screen Time" feature to see how much time you're spending on social networking. It's alarming. All those hours spent scrolling could be spent doing what Needs. to. Get. Done.)
Drink water. (I laughed typing this one because it seems that in most cases people tell you to do this. It's true, though. Drinking water stimulates your brain.)
Remind yourself of the end result. (It's sometimes easier to get things done when you know why you're working so hard. It's rewarding! You've done all of these things; you're going to be so proud of yourself once it's completed.)
Let go of the idea that it won't work. (self-doubt & criticism kills almost every idea that you can think of. Your mind is a powerful tool. What you think & believe manifests itself into reality. Change your soundtrack. Let it play in your favor.)
Listen, you got this.
I believe in you.
Get it Done.
May your day be ever filled with love, light, and of course, an abundance of chicken tenders💜🌻✨