Hey guys! So I realize it has been WAY too long since I have made a post. I am so sorry. I have been so busy running my online accountability groups helping people change their lives that I have been neglecting this space! With life seeming to get ever busier, we could all use a little help keeping on track. I hope these tips are helpful!
And I promise I will be better at keeping in touch with you! xoxo
1. Find your fears! What subconscious thoughts are keeping you from finishing that ever expanding to-do list. Maybe it’s fear of how long it will take you. Or could it be fear of failing, or perhaps you are fearful that you may not be able to deliver the spectacular results that you hope to.
Do this: Whatever your reason, sit down with your list and write out exactly WHAT is holding you back from completing your tasks. ( IF you don’t even have a list….start there!)
2. Take steps to make your tasks easier: Shawn Achor, the author of The Happiness Advantage said, “Lower the activation energy for habits you want to adopt, and raise it for habits you want to avoid. The more we can lower or even eliminate the activation energy for our desired actions, the more we enhance our ability to jump-start positive change.”
Do this: Next time you decide to skip that workout, set out your gear the night before! Having troubles eating well? Meal prep! Cut up, prepare, and even cook foods before hand so you always have healthy options on hand. Want to wake up earlier? Go to bed at a more decent time, create a morning routine that you look forward to, or simply set your alarm up across the room—forcing you to get out of bed to turn it off.
3. Break up with social media: It’s no surprise that we get absolutely nothing accomplished when we waste away our days mindlessly watching funny videos, pinning great recipes, and planning grand vacations…….not to mention the time we spend reading the updates of all our friends.
Do this: Turn off notifications on your phone. Set specific times and durations that you are allowed to check social media (and STICK to it).
4. Recognize when you are most productive! Some of us thrive early in the a.m, others are more functional in the afternoon or evening. None of these is better than the other.
Do this: Figure out when YOU feel and work best and do your tasks that take the most energy and brain power during this time. Save your e-mails, social media, and other small mindless tasks for the times when you don’t feel as energetic.
5. Clean up! Seriously, nothing holds me back like a messy work space. Good news! This is a serioulsy easy and quick thing to fix!
Do this: Spend just 15 minutes organizing your work area. Clear space = a clear mind.