Sunday Thoughts (microproductivity)

It's almost here. The last month of the year.

And before you know it, we'll be ringing in 2021.

So, makes sense to follow up on something. Did you set any goals this year?

And if you did, how'd you do?

Time's a wasting if you haven't gotten where you planned to be by now.

Ok, look. Everyone procrastinates.

And recently it's been such a whirlwind, we've all got a built-in excuse for not being overachievers.

But if there's something you want or need to do, and you've been putting it off... here's a little trick.

I'll admit, it's not earth-shattering. But trust me, it works.

One of the most common reasons for putting things off is our natural dislike of facing a challenge.

Not doing it looks more appealing, right?

Your challenge could be an assignment, a personal project or simply the task of finally cleaning the house.

Too large a task can seem like a massive challenge, so instead, we put it off.

But if you break up that challenge into a smaller set of little, easier tasks, you can focus on each one individually.

Set a goal of when to accomplish each one and watch how quickly you'll see progress.

Experts call this "microproductivity." (I call it "yes, dear").

Once you see that it doesn't take as much effort as you thought, your confidence and motivation start to build.

Everyone likes to achieve their goals. Break up tasks into pieces, and you'll get a bunch of victories, one after the other.

Now if you'll excuse me, I've got to drag out all the Christmas stuff and start sorting it. I'll start with the ribbons and knickknacks, and move on from there.

It won't be long before the decorating begins. And I can get back to not doing the next thing...

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
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Mary Brown Smith - November 30, 2020

Thank you for the emails, I enjoy . Mary

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