Daily Bliss #20130126
Do you ever get caught in that trap of thinking “If I can’t do it all immediately, than I can’t do it at all?” I know I do. You know how that goes in your head…”I can’t lose 20 pounds in a day, so I may as well just eat this cake,” ” I can’t get it all (whatever ‘it’ is) done in the 20 minutes I have so I guess I have to wait to tackle this until I have enough time to actually get it done.” It is so important to remember that big changes almost always take place through a series of little actions. If you want to lose weight, don’t try to change everything at once, start with a little change here and then add a little change there and pretty soon you are eating better and exercising, and losing some weight. If you want to get that desk cleaned off, don’t think in terms of having enough time to get it done all at once, think in terms of getting a corner cleaned now, a drawer cleaned tomorrow, and pretty soon you can get it done. Sometimes looking at the whole project can be so overwhelming that it can seem impossible to finish, so why start. Instead, try handling just the amount that seems do-able at the moment, and do it. And then celebrate the fact that the next step has been taken. The way to get things done may just be one step at a time.