There’s one thing that every single one of us has in common and that is the desire for more time- to be able to cross more things off of our to do lists and more time to pursue those things that we enjoy doing- right? You may be like me and tend to take on more than you can comfortably handle and then end up exhausting yourself trying to achieve them.
Following are some things that you should keep in mind when creating your daily schedule:
- Your priorities should remain in the moment of what you’re currently doing and making sure that you see it through completion. Don’t worry about those other ten things on your list. You’re working on one of them- pay attention to it.
- If you have some things on your list that can be broken down into smaller, easier to manage tasks, then do it. This will help to free up some of the space in your mind and make room for some creative thinking- which is what you need in order to be able to dominate your day.
- Slow down and focus on one thing at a time. When you slow yourself down, you can connect to what you’re doing and dominate your tasks, which will lead to you dominating your day.
Now that you have some ideas of how to create a schedule in order to set yourself up for dominating your day, the next step is to find your motivation. See, you must motivate yourself in order to be able to dominate your day. Following are three strategies to motivate yourself.
First of all, in order to be motivated, you must get up and actually do something. Get up and go for a jog or head to the gym. Exercise is one of the best ways to motivate yourself to start the day. You get your blood flowing and your heart pumping. Exercise will result in the release of the endorphins and hormones that you need to be motivated. After all, it’s pretty difficult to get motivated if you’re lying in bed or sitting around your house in your pajamas.
As mentioned above, create a plan for yourself before going to bed the night before. If you have a plan in place, and you know that there are things that need to be done, it’s much easier to get motivated to get up and get moving in the mornings.
Finally, master some centering/breathing exercises. You can do these when you’re waking up and getting ready in the mornings to get yourself moving and also do them in the evenings when you’re going to bed to relax yourself. When you’re aware of your breathing and directing your attention and focus at your center will help you to become more present in the moment and prepare you to dominate your day.