For some strange reason, identifying what we need to do is a lot easier than doing it. We all have those long lists of things that we should be doing – we know that they are good for us, we feel better when we do them, yet oftentimes we still find it difficult to get motivated to do these tasks or activities. I’m going to just throw out a few tips that might help you get over this hurdle. I’ll just keep these short and to the point. I don’t want another hurdle to be trying to wade thru my ramblings!
Identify one thing that you know that you need to be doing (or doing more). Write down all the benefits of why you should do this thing on an index card (or a sticky note and put it on your computer monitor). Ensure that the benefits of doing this activity are easy to review…or maybe even can’t be avoided. Review these benefits so that they become tangible. This strategy might provide the impetus to get over the inertia to achieve your goal. Give it a try – you have nothing to lose. I’ll post another strategy shortly.