Do you ever find yourself feeling so overwhelmed by the enormity of a task that you don’t know where to start? In fact you don’t start because it just feels impossible?
Well I’ll admit it… this has been happening to me more and more lately. Since I left my office job, I’ve become a serial procrastinator! There always seems to be time for one cuddle with my cat or FaceTime chat with a friend, but less time for those big goals I’ve set for myself. I’ve been putting off a lot of the important stuff and just plodding along. Well as of today, all that is changing!
I stopped waiting and have decided to make it happen. Here’s how…
I’ve broken my great big plan down into baby steps… into manageable, bite-sized tasks that feel realistic. I’ve mapped out exactly what I need to it, identifying what is a priority… and just as importantly, what isn’t.
I’ve set some deadlines which I intend to keep. And I’ve set myself up to succeed with a clear desk and a clean slate. I could continue beating myself up about all the time I’ve wasted, or I just let it go and crack on with it. And that’s what I’m going to do!
I love this quote: ” If you really want something, you will find a way. If you don’t you will find an excuse.” I do think it comes down to how much you really want something. How much of a priority something is for you.
For me, I know how essential my yoga and meditation practice is to me, so it’s a non-negotiable in my life. Even if it’s just a few minutes, I will find a way of squeezing in yoga and meditation everyday. Now, I’m going to apply that to this great big goal of mine.
Now I would love to hear from you – do you have any tips to stop procrastinating and make things happen? Let me know in the comment section below!