How to Follow Through When You Don’t Want To
There may be a way to actually WANT to do those things that you don't want to do.
If you're sucking it up and gritting your teeth to get through those unwanted tasks OR you're just avoiding those tasks all together until the last minute, you don't have to keep doing this.
Here's what to do instead:
1. Sell yourself on why you WANT to do that thing. You can do this by asking yourself a series of questions:
- If you don't do it now, when will you do it? Think realistically about your week and what else you have going on.
- How would you feel if you got it done now?
- How will you feel once it's done? Really picture that moment and let it sink in.
And then ...
Make it EASY.
2. What would be the VERY first thing you'd do if you were to start it now?
3. What would that look like specifically? Picture yourself doing that thing.
4. What would make that thing more enjoyable?
How could you switch it up or make things even more comfortable for yourself while you're working on that thing? Could you take a different route if it's a walk? Or listen to music while working? Or read outside? Could you work on the couch under a blanket with some tea? Would getting dressed, doing your hair, and throwing on a little makeup help? Get creative!
5. Write that very first step down (from #2) & go 🙂
THIS process is the difference between "should'ing" yourself and SELLING yourself.
Should'ing yourself makes it HARDER and LESS ENJOYABLE to get into action.
Selling yourself makes it EASIER and MORE FUN to get into action.
See you for next week's Time Tip Tuesday,
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