Yes, it is possible. But the question is, can you do it? Many people think that they are incapable of achieving their goals and so they never try. However, if you stop to look at all of the things that have been accomplished by other people just like you–people who were once in your shoes you might find some inspiration and motivation for your own life journey. These 11 steps will show you how to create a plan that gets results!
Identify your goals and write them down. What are the things that you want to accomplish in a year, five years, ten years? The more specific these goals are the better.
For example: I want to be able to run for 60 minutes consecutively by this time next year or I want my house spotless with no toys on the floor at all times before dinner every night (yikes!). Write these goals down so they’re clear and attainable without sounding too impossible.
Make sure that your small steps will get you closer to those big areas of life you’d like change in. If your goal is to have a clean home but it’s not realistic because there are just too many distractions during the day, consider setting a rule for yourself that you are only allowed to pick up toys once in the morning and before bed. You’ll be surprised how quickly your house will get clean this way!
When you break down tasks into smaller steps it becomes more manageable–and motivating. For example: if I want my closet organized by color but am intimidated because it seems like such an impossible task right now, I can start by organizing all of my clothes from long sleeved to short sleeved shirts (breaking the first goal down). Once things seem less overwhelming and I’ve made some progress toward getting there…I might even feel motivated enough to move onto something else on my list!
In three paragraphs we’ve already talked about goals and productivity. This is because the two are so connected! You can’t have one without the other, and it is important to remember this when setting your goals for life. What I mean by this is that you need to make sure that what you want out of life (i.e., an education, a job) is doable while also making time in your schedule for more fun pursuits like hobbies or volunteering; if not then those things will end up feeling stressful and never-ending instead of enjoyable parts of everyday living.
A quick way to start on productivity would be with breaking down tasks into smaller steps so if I wanted my closet organized by color but was intimidated because it seemed too hard right now, I could break it down into two steps: first, I would do a quick sweep of the closet and put everything that is not clothes, toys or other items in another designated area; then secondly, I could tackle organizing by color which should be much easier now with just clothing left.
It is important to remember that different types of tasks require different approaches for productivity as well! If you want to focus on doing something creative like writing an article but find it difficult concentrating when there are so many thoughts buzzing around your head (i.e., “I have no idea what this blog post is about!”), try starting out with some kind of physical activity like running or yoga before sitting down at your computer keyboard. This will help clear away all those pesky thoughts and give you a breather from your thoughts before diving into writing the next sentence.
Here is another example of how I’ve been using my new strategy: when I’m feeling overwhelmed by all the “to-dos” in front of me, instead of tackling them one at a time (which only results in getting stressed because it feels like an impossible task), I take out a sheet of paper and make three columns: Urgent/Important, Not Important Now, Long Term Goals. Then I write down everything that pops up into each column so that now there are no more looming deadlines or tasks to worry about – just things that can be completed over the long term.”
This article will provide some tips on maximizing productivity with minimal effort.
As a result of my new strategy, I’m able to get everything done that is important without getting overwhelmed. What was once an impossible task has now become manageable and doesn’t take up all the time in my day. This article will provide some tips on maximizing productivity with minimal effort so you can feel less stressed about how much needs to be accomplished.
What are your thoughts? Do you think this sounds like something worth trying out? How often do we find ourselves feeling like our lives are racing along ahead of us as things pile up and it becomes overwhelming just looking at what is on our plate at any given moment?
Do you think this is something worth trying out? I think it’s a great way to be more productive and maintain balance in your life. It doesn’t happen overnight, but with some conscious planning and dedication, you can find yourself feeling less stressed about how much needs to be accomplished during the day.
If we all made an effort to get these things done before they pile up too high, that would greatly reduce the amount of stress we feel each day.”