I’ve always been a bit of a procrastinator – I’ll happily put off today what I might do tomorrow instead. Bills come in – well they can wait for a few weeks. Emails to send – not a problem they can sit in my inbox until I’ve got a bit more time. Text messages to answer – I’m sure they won’t mind if I reply in a few days. Oh it’s so easy to do. The problem is, I was doing it so much that I was finding that I was slipping further and further behind. My emails were building, reminder bills were arriving and sometimes I’d find I hadn’t replied to a text message for several days. When I looked back, I couldn’t even figure out what had been so important that I had to delay doing these things. So I started 2017 with a completely different mindset. A ‘do it now’ mindset!
Do It Now Mindset
The concept is oh so simple but has made such a difference to my day to day life. So, I want you to think about something that you have been needing to do. It could be as easy as hoover the living room floor or reply to an email, or it could be more complicate. Complete an application form or find the contact details for the vet. Got one in mind? OK!
Stop reading, put down the phone, tablet or laptop and go and do it right now – right this moment! Simple eh!?!
It’s been so surprising to me as I’ve been trying hard to follow this, how much I tell myself that I’ll do it in a bit. I’ll get out of bed as soon a I’ve read one more blog article! I’ll clean the kitchen when I’ve just had a quick check of Facebook. I’ll write that blog post when I’ve hoovered the living room. We all do it! However, the surprising thing is, I have found once I ‘do it now’ I seem to have so much more time on my hands. My brain is freed up from trying to remember all the things I’m supposed to do. I don’t have to write hundreds of to do lists (which I inevitably lose round the house) and everything runs so much smoother.
Do you ‘do it now!’ or do you find that you are always chasing your tail to get things done? Have you got any great tips to help being more organised?