We live in a crazy world.
A world where everybody wants something from you now. Nobody wants to wait. Grocery stores and fast food restaurants are 24 hours, the gym is 24 hours, and the only people who keep even close to normal hours are banks, and even those are extended and on weekends.
Computers were supposed to lessen the workload on the average person, instead they’ve allowed every one of us to be tied to work at all times through a tiny rectangle in our pockets.
It’s a fast paced, distracting, demanding world, and unfortunately by the time you’ve given all of your energy away to others, you’ve got none left for taking care of yourself.
SO, what can you do?
You can’t make everyone else shut the hell up for a minute, so, all you can do is try to bulletproof yourself so that you’re keeping yourself focussed on the things that matter to you FIRST, and dealing with what everyone else deems important after that.
If you don’t take care of yourself first, you WILL NOT lose weight. You’re important, and you deserve to feel good. After all, you contribute so much to the happiness of others, if you don’t contribute to your own, how can you keep doing that? You only have so much to give.
My only piece of practical advice for you today is that you need to start your day off right, by setting the tone for the most important stuff in your day to get done, and allowing the less important pieces to fall into the realm of “deal with it when I can”.
So, here is my coaching for you today. Get a notebook and a pen.
When you wake up in the morning write down these 4 things:
- What am I grateful for today?
- My #1 focus for today is, what?
- By the end of today, I will have accomplished what?
- What is my action plan for today (outline all things that must get done and what order they’ll be done in)
What does this do?
It’s pretty simple really. It allows you the opportunity at the start of the day to dictate the things that are the most important. By writing them down it brings them to the forefront of your mind, and it encourages you to think about what you’d like to accomplish that day, first thing in the morning. By setting the tone for your day in the morning, and outlining how they will happen, you make sure that the most important pieces are tended to first, and the rest of the crap you have to deal with on a daily basis can fill in the unimportant “dead time” in between.
I hope this helps!
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All the best,
Coach Calum Shaw