What happens when we are consistent in anything? Like we are exercising every day even for the shortest time, writing every day, avoiding the sugar every day, or drinking water often throughout the day? We form habits, we build a desire for these things, we change our lives. This is the power of consistency.
- Do nothing until the first thing on your list is done. No multitasking, no shuffling, no compromises. Make sure that your number one priority gets done first.
- Continue down the list in the same fashion. You’ve spent enough time on prioritizing, now waste no time reevaluating. It’s tempting, it’s normal, but it’s a terrible habit to second guess yourself each day. The time it takes to reevaluate you could be done with something else, or have started something.
- Unfinished itmes will be moved to a new list or the following day. And keep track of what you move. It’s an indication to schedule differently the next time.
- If you’re unable to finish tasks this week and are moving them around then, slow it down the next. It does you no good to overschedule. You can’t get blood from a turnip.
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If your a parent with a special needs child or you care for a medically dependent family member, these circumstances usually mean planning time off is literally not happening, in these cases, small increments work. But these small moments must be on the calendar or you’re likely to give your time to another.
It’s so easy for many people to take offense to put others off, but self-care is a discipline and you can help no one if you’re not tip top healthy, rested and ready to do.