Yesterday’s lesson really helped me move forward. I told myself to just break it down into small chunks and do the most important thing first. I’ve known this lesson for a very long time, but there are so many steps involved in putting these videos on that I had lost track of practising what I preach.
If you have something you are putting off because it feels too hard, Just do the very first thing and give yourself permission to feel like you’re done. Allow yourself to walk away and go do something else.
Then tell yourself all I need to do is the first thing that I can do now. Which of course would be the next thing but we’re going to lie to our subconscious mind and give ourselves the sensation that there is only really one thing that needs to be done, so that your brain allows your body to feel comfortable with the amount of work that it’s facing.
Pick one area in your house that you’ve been putting off cleaning. Maybe it’s the refrigerator, maybe it’s the freezer, could it be under the kitchen sink? Is there any area that you put off because you don’t like to do it? Get yourself to take action on those areas doing only five little things.
Throw away 5 things out of the refrigerator and allow yourself to stop. Or move five things under the kitchen sink and put them in a neater order. Just do five little things. You’ll be surprised how quickly they get done if you tell yourself you’re going to just do 5 every day for a week. Once that week is over tell yourself I’m just going to do 10 every day.