Every single client that I work with has a lot going on. I have a lot going on. You likely have a lot going on too – we are a society that values the busy – maybe even to a fault.
The thing that I noticed about the start of my week this week was I had too much to do inertia. The list: it was long. The location to start: completely unknown. The desire to start anything was swept up in what I can only call Cinco De Seis. So there are a few things that I did that actually worked. I’m going to share those with you.
- I eliminated some stuff. I just flat out crossed it off the list. Last week at some point I read this post from Amanda Genther where she spelled it out really really clearly: it’s not a now thing. Hold on to that moment you’re having for a second – think about something that you have on your list that simply does not need to be a NOW thing. Cross it off. If it comes up again it might be a NOW thing then. Right now: It’s about letting it go.
- I pulled out three things to do in the am and three things to do in the pm. If I got six things done that was going to be a HUGE win. I put the rest of the list away and let myself WIN. Yes. DO THAT: LET YOURSELF WIN!!!!!
- Eat the frog. Do the thing that you most don’t want to do. Get it over with. Because inevitably you will feel one of two things: relief or that wasn’t so bad I can do more! Want to know more about eating frogs? Check out this book: Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time