Change takes time. Everything takes time. People don't move at superhuman or technological speed. Making a new plan for yourself, incorporating new elements into your life, contemplating change and making it a reality takes time. How will you fit all that into your already busy day/week/schedule? Here are some simple and quick ways to get started.
TASKS - TO DOs
What is that you have to do?
How many are long term to-do?
How many take a short term?
What will you need in order to accomplish the to-do item?
What kind of support will you need?
What methods will you employ to "get it done"?
Gather what you'll need.
How long do you imagine each to-do will take?
When is your most energetic time of day/week?
When do you feel the least energetic?
Match up the most difficult items to your most energetic time of day. They'll go faster and should you encounter difficulties you'll have more energy to deal with them. You won't get as tired out from the task.
Do the easier/by rote activities during your less energetic times of the day/week. Instead of dreading it and putting if off during that time you'll just get it done so you can really relax instead of the kind of relaxing that has that little buzzing voice in your head saying "why aren't you ________________?"
Add some fun items unto your list. Call it a treat, reward, surprise whatever you want to. You deserve it!
Copyright 2011 Rebecca Kiki Weingarten M.Sc.Ed, MFA
About the author:
Rebecca Kiki Weingarten M.Sc.Ed, MFA is an Education/Government/Web 1 & 2.0 executive turned Consultant/Coach & Developer/Trainer for Corporate, Executive, Career, Healthcare, Education, Transitions, Multi-industry programs/seminars and speaker, as well as personal coach and the Co-Founder and President of NYC based DLC Executive Coaching and Consulting/Atypical Coaching. She coaches individuals, corporations and educational institutions to enable them to transition and grow effectively and to attain their goals through individual coaching, workshops and seminars. She has been a featured expert in national publications including The New York Times, AP, ESPN on the Obama transition, Business Week, Forbes, the LA Times, Pink, Chicago Sun Times, Dow Jones/Marketwatch, MSN, WebMD, Yahoo/HotJobs, Monster.com, Better Homes and Gardens, Self Magazine, University Business, American Society for Trainers and Developers and others.