I’m getting excited about the New Year because I love to plan! But I can get a little out of touch with reality fairly quickly. For instance, I will not be cooking healthy and awesome meals daily because that’s insane and I don’t have 5 extra hours every day. Instead, I meal prep on Sundays to make sure I’m able to focus on eating healthy all week long - but while still being realistic about my time.
What are your biggest priorities and how can you make sure they will happen?
How can you set yourself up for accomplishing ALL of your goals for next year?
By being more realistic about how long things really take to get done and then planning for it.
You will accomplish more
If you are able to be realistic about how long things really take, then you can plan better and accomplish more. You can enable yourself to be more successful because the goal is actually possible. It can also allow to prioritize to focus on what's most important right now, and delay some projects that simply aren't doable right now.
Time is limited
I know you already know this, but there are only 24 hours in the day. And at some point, you probably need to sleep. And see your kids. And running your own business is awesome, but it's also really forking hard. We all have big dreams and big goals - but they all take time.
How much time does it really take?
Consider a project you are working on right now. Break it down and consider how much time it will take to complete it.
For example: Posting a blog
For example, a common daily task: Dropping the kids off at school
And now, when will you fit this in to your schedule?
One of the toughest things is to figure out how everything fits into your schedule. If you plan enough time for JUST THIS ONE THING, then it is much more likely to get done. Yes, sometimes your estimates for how long something takes is off, but that's fine! You learn and try again. Block the time off and see what happens. Once you see all of your commitments in your schedule, you can begin to think about your business goals for the week more realistically.
5 steps to accomplish more by being more realistic about your time
Create your own realistic schedule for this upcoming week:
Check out mine here:
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