Weeks have gone by and it seems I’ve managed to do the bare minimum. I’ve become a master at listing things I plan to do in my head, on days I wake up feeling productive, then later cancelling them off my virtual to do list as “too much admin.”
Studying for internship tops the list of things I’ve let fall through the cracks followed by getting my spiritual life in order, figuring out my side hustle and making a more conscious effort to maintain my mental health.
Last week I decided to make a study timetable that Is too ambitious, a mood tracker, temperature tracker, habit tracker, a meal plan (all things I want to be more conscious about) and my side hustle plans down. I was feeling pretty optimistic the day I wrote all this down and I was convinced that this would definitely make me be more productive.
And It has! Not to the level I was hoping to but I’m definitely one step ahead of myself. I used to sleep and eat all day because I’ve been running low on self motivation since the backyard pandemic. Forcing myself to adapt hasn’t been easy.
I found that putting things down definitely makes a difference, together with trackers of how well I was doing. These lists in our heads of how we are going to turn our lives around need to be visualised so they can be actualised! What is it they say “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail- Benjamin Franklin.” It might feel daunting at first to gain the strength to write things down but once you start it’s hard to stop. You don’t even have to be an overachiever about it, you just have to do a bit more than you did yesterday. I’m a. Big advocate for not being too hard on myself. A friend is always saying if you can achieve 1 big thing and 5 small things in your day then consider that a success. Today I succeeded at the following 1big 5 small principle and I’m proud!
I ate right
I combed my hair
I did the dishes