Be Groovy! Do what it takes to be regular. Creating and setting yourself a goal to do something new or in a different way means that you have to actually do it often enough for it to start sticking, and for the newness and challenging bit to start feeling easier. Regular sounds boring though, and to some extent doing things day after day can be boring – but only if you let them.
The trick then to ‘getting in the groove’ means creating tasks that you will enjoy, and love returning to – both guaranteed to keep you coming back. Each time you come back, you re-affirm your commitment to your goal, and add just a bit more to your competence and sense of achievement.
Here are 3 ways to create ‘groovy’ tasks:
- #1 How you feel about your work makes a tremendous difference to whether you will complete it. Write down a few words that describe how you will feel when your goal is completed. Using these words think of ways that you can do your tasks in the style of these feelings.
- #2 What can I do if I feel stuck? Getting stuck is common, however, feeling stuck is just a sign that you are ready to learn more. The key here is to create some movement, so that you can release yourself from being stuck. First, acknowledge how far you have already come and then identify what you need to learn next. If you are unsure, is there someone you could ask, a tip via a search engine you could find or a video on YouTube you could watch?
- #3 What about when it is really boring? Let’s face it some tasks just are. When these come along, set yourself a time and a time limit for getting them done. There’s nothing like a deadline to focus the mind.
Over to you…What helps you to ‘get in the groove?’ Do share what works for you in the Comments below – thank you 🙂