“Procrastination is the foundation of all disasters.”
~ Pandora Poikilos
TO DO LIST
- What’s still on your “love my life, love my house” TO DO list this month?
- How long has it been on your list?
- Do your projects feel overwhelming?
Feeling overwhelmed can make us stall out and stop moving ahead on projects. Does that happen to you? If so, these strategies will get your focused and moving into the doing, getting your checklists checked off for good, sooner than later.
If we focus only on the BIG JOB we can feel exhausted before even starting. It’s just too much! So, see the job instead as a series of small, incremental pieces or “projects”. Then figure out how much TIME it will take to get started and to complete each smaller task or project. TIME BLOCK each one separately making them doable.
Schedule these TIME BLOCKS into your daily calendar/schedule, making each as important as a doctor’s appointment – no cancelling or missing it. They are that important too! Getting your TO DOs TO DONE can actually help keep you out of the doctor’s office by keeping your stress level down.
How? Because, when you move ahead on projects that make you feel good, your body and brain respond with floods of endorphins and other good chemical reactions that lower your stress, support good health and boost your self-esteem too. When you don’t do the TO DOs – and usually feel guilty, mad at and bad about yourself – your body reacts in a negative flood of stress chemicals that are bad for you, your health and your self-esteem.
“The essence of self-discipline is to do the important thing rather than the urgent thing.”
~ Barry Werner
Make a long term PLAN to TIME BLOCK and SCHEDULE in your TO DOs and PROJECTS every day for the big picture and to get your checklist checked off for good!
Because, as it’s been said for decades, “We don’t plan to fail, we fail to plan.”
Without a PLAN or vision for the outcomes and results we truly want, we bog down and get stuck, which can swirl into stress, anxiety and depression; a very bad spiral in which to live and waste our precious lives. Wouldn’t you agree?
But, a long term PLAN without short term doable tasks and projects that can be completed and realized quickly just will not hold our attention for long.
PLAN IN FUN, TOO!
Don’t wait until you get all of your TO DOs TO DONE in order to have fun! PLAN your fun into the schedule and enjoy both!
HOW I CAN HELP YOU
Whether I, “Dr. DeClutter”, make a “house call” and help you dig in, or we have a Priority Coaching call to figure out how to get you started and move forward on your plan, I’m here for you.
- Hire me. I travel to help you too, see here.
- Get your 20-minute free tele-consult by emailing email@example.com to schedule.
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