5 Tips We Often Overlook to Get Things Done:
I was recently looking at separate posts I have written over the past few years on reaching your goals by being more focused, more disciplined, less procrastinating, yadda yadda yadda. I have decided to narrow them down to 5 Tips We Often Overlook to Get Things Done. Here they are:
1. Change the way you look at things: First and foremost, please, please, please change the way you look at things. If you find that you are dreading your workload, stop dreading it. Seriously, you are causing more stress and anxiety by loathing your list of mountain of things that you must get done, more than what it would take in just getting it done. Pause now, take a deep breath, and decide off the top, that what you will get done today is what you are supposed to get done. End of story! Get rid of that feeling of dread. It’s negative energy.
2. Choose 3 Most Important Tasks: Your to-do-list is probably too long! I like the idea of selecting 3 things that you must absolutely get done today. The key here is to get those things out of the way first thing in the morning. Many proponents of productivity argue that if you get the 3 most important tasks out of the way first thing in the morning, more than likely, you will free up your day to do other stuff that’s less taxing. As soon as you get to work, or get your day started at home, prioritize the 3 things that you must absolutely get done, ‘less the sky will fall.
3. Get a jump start the night before: One thing that has been very helpful to me (and I have written a post or two on this) is planning the night before what you need to do the next day. I assure you that whether it is in health and fitness, goals and dreams, or tasks and responsibilities, you will get more peace the night before, and more done the day ahead when you already have a plan in place. Write a short list of your "must do" tasks right before you go to bed. It’s so much easier to expend energy executing your list, rather than trying to figure it all out the next morning at the same time you can be moving things forward instead.
4. Stay in the present: It’s common to become anxious about the tasks that are screaming your name and promising to suck the life force out of you. I have learned to stay in the present with my thoughts and feelings. If not managed appropriately, these two teeny boppers can easily rob you of vital energy you’ll need to get things done today, they can become distractions and cause you to veer off task, consequently wasting time, or they may become a deterrent in manifesting an expected outcome that you desire. In other words, be intentional about staying in the present with carrying out what you really need to accomplish. When you find your mind wandering off, reel yourself back in the present moment.
5. Check off what you have completed: A sense of accomplishment is a great feeling, and a stress reliever. By completing a task in a timely manner, your body releases a neurotransmitter, (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid): which is found throughout central nervous system, anti-stress, anti-anxiety, anti-panic, anti-pain; Feel calm, maintain control, and focus .When you have successfully complete one task, check that baby off and mark it, done! Now you can move on to the next item on your list, and feel good about it!
Make this your BEST and most productive day ever!