52 Weeks: #24 Finish what you start
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So this week I’m going to be a little tough with you and it’s all the fault of The Bearded Iris. Okay, okay so maybe it’s not entirely her fault but last week she did mention in her post that she was having trouble finishing the tasks she started. She has numerous organizing projects on the go at the same time and it’s getting a little overwhelming by the sounds of it. Maybe you can relate.
It’s very common to lose focus and get sidetracked when you are trying to do too many things at once. You slowly get more and more depressed as the chaos gets deeper and deeper around you. Frustrated you eventually give up because you can’t even remember where it was you started in the first place. Put your hand up if you’ve ever felt this way.
Well my friends today is a new day, hip hip hooray!! Today’s a good day for re-grouping. We are going to take a deep breath and FOCUS on getting some intentionality back into our 52 weeks list. I’m here to tell you that you can do this. Slow down and don’t get ahead of yourself.
It’s time to reel it all in by first updating your 52 weeks list if need be (if you didn’t write it in pencil then feel free to write out a new one if you like). Take a look around your home and make adjustments as necessary to your list of the things you want to get done. Re-prioritize as needed. Remember to assign the tasks in 15 minute manageable chunks but add them to your list in a project group. For instance, if you need to organize your home office do NOT just write down “organize home office”. No way girl. Break down the necessary steps to that end result but keep them together on the list so that you can complete them all one after the other until that entire project is complete (however long it might take you).
Here’s the thing. If you never finish something, you never get to boost your spirits by giving yourself a pat on the back. It’s hard to keep the momentum going for sure. FOCUS on one project at a time and celebrate it’s completion before diving into the next project.
Try not to let yourself get distracted when working on a project. For instance, if you are cleaning off your office desk, do not start bringing things back to other rooms where they might belong. That is a recipe for disaster because as soon as you get there you’ll see something else that needs to be done. Have a box set up for stuff that needs to be relocated elsewhere in your house and put everything there to be put away after the task at hand.
I love this video because it’s so common to everyone isn’t it, regardless of age? I think a big part of it for many of us is just trying to do too much at one time. Too much going on. Slow down and focus.
Can you relate?
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