The sun is up…so let’s get going and get stuck into the day shall we? I’m up for chasing those dreams of mine…are you?
Up for chasing your dreams I mean, not mine.
So, tell me, how do you do it? How do you set about getting stuff done everyday & fitting everything that needs to get ‘done’ in, in just 16 hours?
I love a list…I’m always writing down my ‘to-do’s’
I also love ticking off my list items when they’re done, it gives me great satisfaction.
I sometimes even cross them out because I’m a rebel like that…
Thing is though my bloomin’ list never seems to shrink, it seems endless,
I have a terrible habit of replacing ‘done’ items with new ‘to do’ items on my list almost straight away
Well, actually I used to do all this stuff.
I found me a better way.
You see, my old ‘list’ habit was a little overwhelming to be honest…I always had so many things to do I didn’t really ever actually get anything significant done.
Turns out, I didn’t have a clear focus – despite this being the one thing I teach people to make sure they start with everyday in their health & fitness journeys…oops.
Not really knowing exactly what I wanted to get done on a particular day at the start of the day left me frazzled, frantically attempting to get everything I thought of done, each and every day…
I realised that to beat dragging my feet to get things done I needed to stop continually writing lists willy nilly and write out what I really wanted to achieve before the time came to actually achieve it.
So now I do it in the evening.
I read somewhere that “the beginning of a great day always starts the night before”
So now, each night, before bed, I make a list of 3 things I want to accomplish the next day.
I also read somewhere, “If you have more than three priorities you don’t have any”
So hence making my list just 3 items.
And I have to tell you it has really worked. I feel less frazzled, I really do get stuff done and I’m moving forward with my goals.
Grab yourself a little notebook & tonight, before bed, make a list of the 3 most important tasks you would like to achieve tomorrow,
I’ll help you with a few ideas:
1) Squeeze in a 30 minute walk at lunchtime
2) Take fruit and almonds as my snack
3) Breath easy and worry less
I know, we’re all busy and have a million and one things to do but if, the minute you wake up each morning, you see your 3 most important tasks to accomplish ready to go for that day, you may just get a little spring in your step
and move even closer towards a fitter, healthier & more contented you.
One last thing…make yourself accountable by telling others what’s on your list.
If I tell my family what I’m aiming to achieve in the day ahead
there is nothing worse for me
than when they ask “how was your workout today Mummy?”
and I haven’t done it…
Have a great day
Another awesome ‘night before’ trick are these super delicious overnight oats…boy you’re going to wake up tomorrow feeling so together you’ll be floating through your day!