Break the task down into smaller parts.
Get help completing the task.
There will be times that you do give in to current you and don't work towards your goal. You will feel like scolding past you. Putting yourself down telling yourself you never could, never will be able to and should not even try to reach your goals. Forgive your past self with all of your heart. And pick up where you left off.
Exercise and improve yourself. i read alot of self help books and this is what works for me. When I notice I am avoiding a task it mostly boils down to two things. Either I am being distracted by my feelings or I am unsure about what I am supposed to do.
To make sure I know what I am supposed to do I make a list. I prioritize the 3 most important tasks by marking them with an A. Then the next three B and the rest C. Then I start working down the A tasks in the order I wrote them down, then B etc.
If I am distracted by my feelings I will go to my journal and Identify, Accept, Attribute, Act (IAAA) . Identify my feelings. Accept them by letting myself be overcome by them and describing how it makes my body feel. Attribute what caused me to feel this way. Act how should I react to what made me feel this way.
When I come to part of accepting the feelings I will already start feeling some relief. sometimes I will have to examine my feelings over and over before I get to that point.
anyway this is what works for me but what works for you might be completely different so keep reading books until you find something that works for you.
Exercise is a good time to reset yourself. I find that if I do not exercise I feel ready to start on my tasks.
- Do you have a daily limit of To Do’s, in order to avoid a never ending list and encourage completion?
- Do you check things off that you are “going to do” but haven’t actually done yet?
- How long is your to do list?
- What you guys write in your to-do!main task or all tasks?
- Which habits have you taken out of your routine and what did you replace them with? And why?
- Do you prepare your to do list in the evening at day before or the in the morning on the day?
- What tools or apps, if any, do you use to manage your tasks and to do lists?
- Do you aim to complete your to-do list or only those items which you have classified are the most important?
- How many of your to do list tasks do you manage to check off at the end of the day? Did you ever manage to check it all?
- How do you keep on top of your daily tasks, and medium to long term actions you need to take? How do you prioritise them? How can I make a proven system and make into a habit?