Do you push yourself to get things done?
You know what I mean.
You wake up and immediately have a list of Things To Do squashing your brain into uncomfortable shapes…
You fill any empty spaces in your day with, “I’ll just quickly do this” and find yourself always stressed for time, always chasing yourself to the next moment.
Or you feel so overwhelmed by all you have to do that you can’t even bring yourself to start anything and it piles up higher and higher…
I’ve learned something really beautiful from writing my book and now creating my audiobook.
Big lists of Things To Do, can be navigated with self-love.
AND it’s much more efficient and productive.
So this is how:
You look at your list and ask yourself,
“Which thing feels most exciting to do now?”
Because we tend to do that, ‘you-can’t-have-desert-if-you-don’t-eat-your-vegetables’ thing to ourselves.
Or ask, “Which thing feels easiest for me to do?”
Again, we like to leave the easy, quick jobs till after the big jobs are done, sort of as a treat.
DON’T DO THAT!
It’s totally un-motivating.
Start with the funnest, easiest things on your list.
Follow the fun.
Do it with ease.
Add frivolity if you can.
Because when you allow yourself to start with the things that feel best to you, you get them done faster, with less pain…
And then you have more momentum and motivation to move onto the next thing…
And the next…
When I did this, my book got written
And now my audiobook is almost ready to share with you.
And you know what?
I had fun THE WHOLE TIME!!!
Even the things that were scary or frustrating or challenging (and there were LOTS)
I faced by asking myself,
“If I loved myself, how would I approach this now?”
And then I did it that way.
It felt good the whole time!!
I can barely believe it’s finished because the many, many hours of working intensively and learning how to do new things have whizzed by.
I asked my friend to listen to it for me as a final check and she kindly did and now texted me to say,
“Hello, just finished listening to everything and it’s brilliant!”
I’m uploading it to distributors and very soon it’ll be available for you to listen to.
So, if you loved yourself, how would you face today’s To Do List?
Write back and let me know.