We have a million and one things to do on a daily basis. As soon as our eyes open in the morning, most of us begin to count all the items on the to-do-list for the day; people to see and places to go. I’m not sure about you but it can become quite an overwhelming affair as my part brain is trying to wake up mindfully and the other is trying to steal the mindful thoughts away.
We can’t avoid the to-do-list, but we can do the following:
SET YOUR INTENTION. What is your WIN for today?
Imagine the last time you did something for work or for yourself that made you feel like you’re walking on clouds. A decision you made that made you want to text all your best friends with the news. That is the win for the day. It can be something as simple as I cleaned the house today, to, I decided to quit my job, etc. However, anchoring your intention for the day allows us to base our daily emotions and decisions on the following question: “does this add or subtract from my intention?”
Brian Tracy, author of Eat That Frog, elaborates on the reasons we procrastinate, and how to prevent it. He says we procrastinate because of confusion due to the number of things we have to do. In the midst of the anxiousness we wake up to, we forget that we have to break down and tackle our goals one STEP at a time… similar to eating a meal one BITE at a time.
What is the biggest, most important, thing you have to complete today? It may not be the most time consuming, it may not be the hardest project to complete, but it will leave you feeling accomplished, less worried, and able to push forward on the daily goals one step at a time. For more on this book, click the link above or watch the following animated book summary.
Easier said than done.
But through practice, day by day, eating the frog becomes easier and easier.