HOW TO GET THROUGH YOUR TO-DO LIST
It's WAY easier than you think
Do you have a list of things that you want to start? A business, a herb garden, a charity, a line of socks with kittens on them, a crock-pot meal...
I bet this list is just in your head, floating around, pointing and laughing at you, telling you what a failure/procrastinator/dead-beat you are (or is that just me 1 year ago?).
It all just seems like too much doesn't it? Especially when you slave away for 8+ hours a day, commute for 3 hours, watch Netflix for 1 hour and feel like you need to sleep for 12 hours so have the energy to get up and do it all over again.
What if I told you that things are SO much easier when you realize how easy they actually are.
I encourage you, right now, to open up an email or a word doc and write a list of everything you want to start.
Let's take a look at how to finish projects effectively.
For the love of God, stop mulitasking
Multi-tasking and focusing on too many things is a recipe for overwhelm which is a recipe for 99 problems, but a finished project ain't 1.
Choose the first project that you are going to start and the second one that is coming next and lovingly tell the other items they need to wait. Having them written down is already the first step and will stop them from haunting your thoughts.
Change your perspective
If you keep telling yourself and the universe that your project is too hard, or that you don't have the time or money to start it, that's the reality you are going to get in your stocking. I realize that the universe and Santa are not the same thing but they are both watching your every eye roll, complaint and temper tantrum, so tread lightly.
If you make this project your key focus and let it light you up with excitement, you will find the time, find the money and find the way. It will land in your lap. I know this because I have experienced it.
Get consistent. Err' day.
Consistency is soooo key. Flip flopping back and forth between starting and procrastinating will not work. Set a certain amount of time per day, or a certain day of the week, that you will commit to your project until it is done.
This is a non-negotiable schedule that the rest of your life revolves around.
Think about when you flip-flop and why you flip-flop. Is it when things get hard? When your best invites you out for a martini binge? When you realize you might need support and don't like to ask?
Figure out what blocks you from consistency and nip it in the bud.
I want you to send me your list of projects you want to start. Maybe it's just one. Let me hold you accountable to starting. If you are hesitating to send it, ask yourself why.
Do you think you don't deserve it? That's BS.
Do you think you aren't going to be good at it or might fail? You likely won't and if you do, you will learn how to do it better next time.
Do you think you are dreaming too big and I might laugh at you? I PROMISE I won't, because dreaming big is my favourite.
Whatever your reason is for not wanting to send me your projects, it is probably some kind of hidden fear.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Can't wait to hear from you.
PS: My clients are KI-LLING IT right now with their projects. If you are interested in hearing more about how I support women to reach their life-changing goals, click here and book a free 45 minute call with me.