Would you like to be more focused, have more energy, and have less stress?
How many times have we all seen a great idea, and pledged to get started on it… tomorrow… or, well, maybe the next day…?
A while ago, I wrote a book called The Key to Awesome, and, I’ve had the privilege of seeing friends and family who’ve read the book have great benefits from it.
Some of them, anyway.
One thing that always astounds me is how some people will read a book like this, and… not do the exercises!
Information and knowing what to do, or how to do something is, of course, important. But, to let our journey end there is such a betrayal of the human potential!
Imagine watching fitness classes and thinking you’re exercising, or eating at a McDonalds and looking across the street at the health food store to diet!
As I said, we’ve all done it. Here are some solutions to “tomorrow” that I’ve found have worked for me:
1) Keep a daily journal and use a day planner (google calendars is wonderful).
2) Within said journal, if you’re ever tempted to put something off, that’s fine… put it off to a specific date!
3) If you can’t decide on a time to do something, or it has too many variables to schedule… then schedule the time to schedule! Yes, that’s right: Put in your calendar a block of time so you can look at all the things you want to do, and allocate spots in your life for those things!
Have a book you “should get to reading”? What about a course you “should see when its offered” or a person you’ve “been meaning to get back in touch with”? Sound familiar?
Make a big long list of all the things you’ve procrastinated, put off, or are honestly going to get to some day, and schedule every last one of them this week. Open up your calander NOW, find a spot in there that’ll give you about an hour to play with, and get cracking!
4) Repeat this process.
Never leave a thought unscheduled, never leave a to-do unscheduled, never leave a thing without momentum. If you tackle a dirty closet for 20 minutes on saturday, that’s fine – when you’re done, schedule to tackle the remaining dirty closet three weeks from now on a tuesday evening.
This whole process isn’t just to ensure things get done – its also to free your mind. A staggering amount of energy goes into simply remembering all the things we need to do. This process frees up those brain cells to tackle what you’re actually in the process of doing! This laser guided focus will allow a higher quality, and, a higher quantity of things in your life to get done, all with the freedom of less stress!