In today’s world, we tend to find ourselves living in a fast-paced society. Always on the go with very little time to slow down and intentionally focus on goal-related tasks. Some refer to this as “too many irons in the fire” or my favourite “the daily grind”. Slowing down can be a huge change for many of us. We find ourselves to be programmed to be “boots on the ground” from sunup to sundown. Absolutely nothing wrong with that type of setup. Unless it begins to interfere with reaching the goals you have set for yourself. One of the biggest factors that has helped clients along with myself is taking it one day at a time.
The importance of doing this step is to ensure you free up your mind to focus on making progress toward your goals.
Like many, we tend to think of the next 7-10 days at a time which can become very overwhelming and lead to burnout with your goals. Start by planning out your week or weeks ahead. I like to refer to this as “unpacking your baggage”. The importance of doing this step is to ensure you free up your mind to focus on making progress toward your goals. Much like when you go on vacation and get everything unpacked. You feel so much better. Next, I recommend focusing on conquering your top 3 biggest tasks and then working on smaller tasks from there. Keep in mind to work at your pace to reduce burnout. In some cases, you may find an accountability partner to be very helpful in implementing the new plan of action. Lastly, Take a deep breath and take it one day at a time. Enjoy the journey, embrace the hurdles, remain positive, and give it your very best.