Every once in a while we all fall off track of something that we are doing. We get involved in something else, or we are just having fun enjoying life in general. If you’ve fallen off track you have the tendency to beat yourself up – STOP!! Don’t beat yourself up, it happens to the best of us. These are a few things that I’ve been doing, because I too have fallen off track with a couple of things, but it’s time to get back on track.
1. Go Mode!
Don’t procrastinate thinking about when exactly you are going to start – do it now. There is not other time than the present. Once you get started, you feel different about the task and you feel different about yourself – you feel proud of what you are getting done.
2. Limit Distractions
This may require you isolating yourself for a couple hours so that you can focus on what you need to do to get the ball back rolling. You can do this to get yourself caught up or you can make it a best practice to turn off your phone, sit in a room without the tv on – whatever it maybe so that you can focus, blocking off specific times help so that you can devote attention to a task.
Distractions can also be your surroundings – if you are a stay at home mom trying to work and you see toys everywhere, you will want to get those put up first. Eliminate that distraction by planning ahead of time to tidy up the area.
3. Plan it Out
I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I rely on my Plum Paper Planner for a lot of things in this crazy life of mine. Create a week/day that is ideal for you to be more productive than you’ve ever been. If it was not for this planner and the structure, then I would still be in a lost stage mess – I needed to feel like there was a way to stay in control and organize everything.
4. Take the effort out of the things you want to do
Once I’d planned out my work week I felt some of the pressure coming off. But I was trying to do way too many things. I wanted to be healthy, make time to work out, decorate my house, complete all my work goals and make time for friends and family. We all wish we could be perfect, but you can’t do all that without losing your mind.
So, I started picking one thing to begin with and focused on that for a couple weeks until I was in a routine with it and then added something else to the mix. You can’t do it all – slow and steady wins the race.
It is never too late to take charge of your life and get yourself back on track. Plus, it is perfectly fine to take a break from it so that you can refocus and come back in full force. Start today – use these four tips to get back on track.