Today, as I was trying to do 10 things at once because I had a day off and wanted to accomplish everything, I realize how easy it is to fall off course and accomplish nothing! No matter if it’s with your diet, household chores, your business, or any other part of your life… many people have a tendency to let things send them off on a detour.
Sometimes, it may be because we try to get too many things accomplished at once. We are, as a society, multitask oriented. We even raise our children to be involved in multiple activities which often times conflict with each other and our schedules!
Sometimes, we get distracted by something we discover. For instance, today I was cleaning out the guest bedroom and happened upon some old business cards… I got to wondering where are these people today? What did I do? I got right on social media and started to search for them. Before I knew it, 15 minutes had gone by and I hadn’t found anything out about them and was now 15 minutes behind in my schedule to get the room cleaned up and get my daughter from school on time!
Other times we get off course with things such as a diet or exercise. We tell ourselves there’s a great show on TV and missing one day of walking won’t really matter! Or boy that piece of chocolate cake looks really good, one piece won’t really matter. And you know what? Missing just one won’t really matter except often one time or one piece turns into many more I speak from experience, I have lost the same 6 pounds each month for the last six months!
Many things in life that are truly important require persistence and effort. They require a commitment! To help you stay on course in your life no matter what it is you’re trying to accomplish, Try these helpful tips:
- Remember the WHY, that got you started doing what you are doing. What was it that made you decide that this was important for you to do? Focus on that.
- Each day before you go to bed take five minutes and write down a plan for the three most important things you need to get done the next day.
- Set aside a specific time to get those things done and do not let distractions get in the way. If that means locking yourself in the bathroom to get away from the dog and the kids, then do it!