Just this morning someone mentioned to me how busy I’ve been and then later today, someone asked me how I do it all? I couldn’t really answer at first! And if you know me at all, you know I like to have ALL the answers. If I don’t have an answer for you, I find out! Needless to say, it bothered me that I couldn’t explain how I DO it! How do I do it?? How could it be that sometimes I feel like there’s so much MORE I want to do, when to others, it seems like I do EVERYTHING!? I must be crazy!
While I’m certain that’s partly true (!), I did sit back and reflect until I reached an answer. Doing it all or at least A LOT takes a ton of sacrifice and self-discipline Here are some of the specifics that I came up with:
1. Fake It Till You Make It! – This is a tip I’ve mentioned before…I’m sure of it! It’s also known as the “Act As If” tip. What I mean is if you’re not really feeling all that energetic, that’s the day when you must “act as if”…act as if you are totally well-rested, act as if you have all the energy in the world, and buzz around like you mean it!…like you mean business! You will certainly be able to check off some tasks from your list with a mindframe like that. 😉
2. Energy Surge – Find the time of day when you feel the most alive and productive. For me, that is without a doubt the morning. When dark night skies set in, my eyes automatically feel tired and begin to shut! Yet if I wake up early in the morning before the sun rises and the skies are still dark, I can get SO MUCH done! Test it out for yourself! You probably already know the time of day that suits you best.
3. Zap Time-Wasters! – The key element to getting a ton done has to do with doing mostly what you want. It seems so obvious, but only do things that you LOVE and you’ll always want to do them! The minute you stop enjoying a task, is the moment you should stop doing it! Now granted, you cannot stop paying your bills because you don’t enjoy that or stop doing your laundry because it’s not enjoyable–these are inevitable tasks that must be completed one way or another. What I’m talking about are hobbies, interests, activities that do not lead you to reaching any of your goals…these are the time-wasters that should be elliminated. For example, I gave up watching TV. It took up hours of my day at times and it didn’t allow me to move forward in attaining my dreams. The day I stopped watching TV I gained precious hours when I could read, write, carry out projects to support my business, etc. Those are the things I’m TRULY passionate about…not TV. 🙂
So there you have it! One more thing…be kind to yourself! Don’t set expectations because most likely you’ll be setting yourself up for failure. Remember that we’re all doing the best that we can at any given moment and that HAS to be good enough. You have the rest of your life to do it all…AND YOU WILL!
May you live in harmonious health!