The next time you feel inescapably busy, remind yourself that it’s partially an illusion. There’s no doubt that you have a lot to do, but you probably have less to do than you think and more potential leisure time than you first suspect.
Starting any task from scratch is probably the most difficult thing.
We’re not very good at sticking to what we say we’ll do. Our thoughts and actions often diverge without us having much control over it.
Leo: Honestly, Leo, just get out of bed.
Constantly remind yourself; that problem won’t just disappear, if you don’t tackle it now, it might come back stronger.
“Is that guy texting you still? Can I see a picture of him?…”
Instead of feeling totally overwhelmed by everything you want to achieve, set some general goals. Keep them simple, broad and realistic.
Stop letting the inherit need to not rock the boat keep you from getting things off your chest. It’s not whatever; it’s important. You’re not whatever. You’re important.
Most people I know live by the “due today do today” motto, but I don’t. I much prefer a “due today been done with it weeks ago” mindset. This mindset has been with me for as long as I can remember, and I don’t even recall a time in my life that I actually and legitimately crammed. And I like to keep it that way.
I have been guilty of sometimes leaving stuff to do till the last possible millisecond — for example paying bills. To get over this habit I found the following ways to be useful.