5 Steps To Escape The “I’ll Start Tomorrow” Trap
If you learn to prioritize your life and your time, then you can do several big things on an annual basis.
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Here’s the 5-step process and how it works:
#1 Establish Clear Priorities
If you cannot fit something into your daily schedule, it’s probably not that important to you.
If you do something consistently, even for a few minutes every day, it will start to become a bigger part of your life.
#2 Design Your Daily Routine
The “bookends” of your day are your evening and morning.
These are the times that you need to learn to optimize.
Even if you are legitimately extremely busy, which we all feel that we are, you can find 15–30 minutes daily to work on your goal.
Your evening and morning routine are your best bet.
#3 Use the Pomodoro Technique
The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks.
Give yourself a timer and you work in complete focus until that timer is done.
Once the timer goes off, you can take a break.
#4 Report Your Progress Immediately
Accountability is essential for success.
You want to have someone meaningful to who you report your progress to, such as a friend or accountability partner or mentor or coach.
Every morning after you complete your Pomodoro — you send a text message or email saying: “Done.” add a little more detail on how it went if you want.
In any case, you not only want to track your progress, but you want to report it.
If you track and report your progress, it will improve.
#5 Have A Weekly Reflection
At the end of each week, it is powerful to have a reflection period.
Take 10–20 minutes and reflect on your week.
How did it go?
Each week, you should be clearer on your priorities, and delete the distractions from your life that are simply that, distractions.