Staying on Track
By Nancy Ann
We’re only a few weeks in, but have you already fallen behind with your 2015 goals? If so, what caused you to break away from your schedule?
The most common reason to this is procrastination. A good procrastinator can always reason his way out of getting a job or an assignment completed on time. Are a good procrastinator? Be honest with yourself! Sharpen your debating skills and argue with yourself until the you with the goals wins!
Plain old laziness is another obstacle that keeps a person from staying on track. Perhaps you’re in school and when you get home you just don’t feel like writing. Instead you plop down in front of the TV. Once you do so, your odds of bilking up the motivation to write will diminish greatly. Try this, at the end of the school day, keep reminding yourself that you have one more class once you get home. Convince yourself of this and hold yourself accountable to that class. If you don’t, just as you would in school, you will fail.
It could be, too, that you’ve overloaded yourself with unrealistic goals. Review your 2015 goal list and make sure that you are physically able to reach these goals based on the 24 hour day. It’s fine to push yourself, but be certain to allow for eating healthy, adequate sleep, and family time. If you don’t, you’re likely to burn out.
So, if you’ve already fallen behind, take a quick look and track how you’ve spent your time so far this year. Address any procrastination or laziness issues you may have and get back on schedule by Jan. 31. Once you establish and keep a routine, you’ll be more productive and less overwhelmed.