We spend so much time procrastinating, putting things off until the very last minute, and even then, not getting the things done that we need to do. Well today, I am declaring the end to that old habit, & I urge you to join me. Lets stop waiting for everything to happen and start to m a k e s h i t h a p p e n instead. You with me?
1. The first step is IDENTIFYING what needs to get done. Take 5, 10, or even 20 minutes RIGHT NOW to reflect, t h i n k about & even jot down some of your goals for next year, this month, or even just for today.
2. WRITE IT DOWN. How will you know what you need to get done if all of your goals and ideas are just scattering around in your brain? As a visual person, lists are my savior. They turn my floating, jumbled thoughts into something tangible that I can use to actually get shit done. This allows me to organize & prioritize. So bust out your pen & paper, write a big TO DO on the top of the page, and let the ink flow, check boxes and all. If you are a more auditory learner, than consider creating a voice recording with all of your goals, so you can play it back and hear what you need to get done. If you have any other ideas or suggestions, please write them in the comments below!
3. GET ER DONE. Now that you know what needs to get done, take a few moments to re-organize what you've written, or recorded in order of most importance. Give yourself a little space to create some teeny, tiny & very feasible baby steps that can help take you in the direction of achieving that goal. Theres no need to feel like you have to get everything done all at once. Rome wasn't built in a day, you know? And who needs that kind of pressure anyways? Certainly not me.
4. FEEL GOOD. I mean, you're a whole 30 days ahead of the crowd, who, by the way, is binging on sugar and eggnog. Take a big exhale of relief because good things are on the way, and you are making sure of that. Do those squats, and wrap those gifts now so in 3 weeks when the rest of the world is running around like headless chickens, you'll be straight chillin. Oh yeah.