As a recovering busyaholic, the most important thing I can teach you is that structure, discipline, routine and productive-based habits will be the most freeing thing you’ll ever do. Gone are the days of waking up guessing at what you should be doing and beating yourself up for procrastinating the morning away. If you want to be truly successful, and I know you do, go grab your colored highlighters, crayons, and pencils and download the calendars provided here. We are going to plan out your year and it’s gonna be easy.
Do you have a clear “to-do” list that you’re always behind on?
If you’re a creative type, like me, likely you have many great aspirations across your life, and what you tend to do is prioritize your actions, without clarifying your priorities. I know, this sounds like the old “who’s on first” skit from Abbot and Costello, but stick with me.
How you treat yourself is a choice. It’s YOUR choice.
No-one, unfortunately, can choose for you. And I want you to consider that this is critical. That how you treat yourself creates the foundation upon which you interact in the world. The bad news is, sometimes we have to untangle thoughts and experiences that are in the way of us treating ourselves kindly and with respect. AND the awesome news is YOU have all the power here. Really.
It’s not about letting yourself off the “hook.”
Are you trudging through life trying to "get things done," and breaking promises to yourself day after day?
Secretly, you wonder, “what is wrong with me?” Or, “why can't I do what I say I'm going to do?” It's just doing the laundry, getting to bed on time, losing weight, starting yoga, getting to places on time, finishing that project, or starting that online course I paid for but never seem to have the time to do.
Sound like you? Are you cheating on yourself in this way?
Do you procrastinate? Do you get stuck in needing it all to be perfect, otherwise you don't do it at all, or you spend hours perfecting something that a B- quality of work would suffice? Do you have a to-do list a mile long, but can't seem to make much progress? Are you always coming up with great ideas, but have trouble following through on them? Do you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day, because you worried all day long that you should have been focusing your attention on what is important to you, and can't wait for the evening time when you can stop and relax?
"Setbacks" are just "Speed bumps" on the road to change. Totally normal!
Get familiar with the way you think about your setbacks and your whole life can change. Sounds dramatic, but it's true!
So listen – anytime you’re trying to make a change in your life you’re going to experience what feels like setbacks. And a lot of the time we tell ourselves that a “setback” means we can’t do it, or it’s not going to work.