When it comes to reaching our goals, we often overwhelm ourselves and try to achieve many heavy tasks all at once. This can lead to exhaustion, burn out, and ultimately giving up on your goals.
Set Up Routines
Contrary to what many people believe, being organized and having routines set up does not make you a dull or inflexible person. Routines can actually help you have more freedom, get things done on time, and enjoy your life more since you can allow yourself to have more free time once you finish everything. Therefore it is essential to change your mindset and embrace adding more structure to your life.
Don’t Let Your Emotions Affect You
Doing things on good days is easy because you feel motivated. However, when you are having a bad day, everything seems more difficult. Your emotions can influence you to skip everything, stay in bed, and binge that TV show you started.
Build Good Habits
Habits represent small units that make routines. Habits are actions you do with minimal conscious control since they are automated. You don’t really need to think about them. To create a daily routine, you should first focus on creating good habits. Once you can incorporate your habits and they feel natural to you, you can start working on improving the way you do the tasks.
For example, if you want to start reading before bed, you should leave your phone away from you to prevent any temptation, leave a book on your nightstand and create a booklist to keep you motivated.
Also, don’t overwhelm yourself and start small. Try reading three pages before bed. This way, you will slowly get used to reading, and your phone won’t distract you as it will take you more effort to stand up and take your phone than it does to pick up a book and start reading.
You also want to track your progress to motivate yourself. This way, you will be more likely to achieve your goals than just to say, “I will read more books.” Since you set up place and time for your habits, you will be more likely to achieve them, and you won’t get distracted easily.