Sometimes, when starting a project, your mind gets cloudy. Everything becomes disorganized and messy. This mess just builds up and suddenly…you quit.
Pull Yourself Together!
When things start becoming a mess you have two options:
You can leave it a mess and let it pile up to the point of no return, moving on to other opportunity.
Get your shit together and clean that mess up!
If you go with option one, chances are you will end up in the same spot eventually that made you leave your last project. If you can’t discipline yourself to keep things clean, you will have a hard time achieving your goals. Everyone hits these hard points. It’s all a part of the process, especially if you don’t have a mentor or guide to help you.
Start making a list of everything you have to do on a regular basis. That is the first step. I find that writing this down either on word or on another social forum helps a ton. I prefer the latter as it will give others the opportunity to help you organize that list, as well as them list their own issues to get together.
My Current List:
- Gym At Least 4 to 5 times a week (MINIMUM)
- Stick to checking emails only twice a day (to move down to once a day soon)
- Write a new blog post every Tuesday and Thursday (Still working on that!)
- Follow course on building subscriber list
- Learn how to build more value for my readers
- Read up on other blog authors to learn from them
- Stay active on social media (much more difficult than I had expected!)
- Work my day job at the Boat Club
- Build my network
- Keep clean diet
- Spend time with my wife and dogs
- Fishing with brother-in-law (We do this quite irregularly)
And to eventually add on…
- Pick up my ol’ dusty guitar
- Practice singing again
- Get back on track to learning a new language
- Learn to sail (Club is getting a sail boat here soon!)
As you can see, the list is pretty decent right now and is only growing ever more. As you can ALSO see, it is very messy! So, as I said, I write about it. I wrote about it in a social/fitness forum I am a member of, and I am writing it here as self help for you, my readers, and myself. I know my list, I know what is important and I know how I need to arrange this list in order to make it work.
We will talk about arranging this list in the next blog post though! For now, get your thoughts together, write down your regular daily/weekly activity just to see where you’re at. This first step will help clear up the clutter so much!
What about you? What advice can you offer to this list of mine? What questions do you have about organizing your days? Maybe you aren’t a list person, and that’s perfectly okay! What do you do to manage your daily life?