Today, I want to talk to you about what to do when you just don’t know where to start. Have you ever sat down at your desk and wondered what should I do today?
It’s not about not having stuff to do, it’s about having so much to do that you just don’t know where to start!
Well, let’s get started!
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Sometimes it’s easy to get overwhelmed and not know what to do next.
You sit down at your desk and wonder where do I start?
I’ve felt it many times.
So much to do and no clue what to do!
So you end up doing the laundry or making a coffee or playing with the baby (always good to do!)
But then you can’t do that forever! You have to get started but WHERE TO START??
Stop going round in circles Yasmin!!
OK OK OK! So here’s what you do….
Look at your top 3 business goals.
Have you broken them down into actions and milestones? (if not, you should enrol in my free course, Plan Your Next 100 Days – I show you how to do this)
When you have a big goal, broken down into increments, it’s much easier to know what your next step is.
Having big goals swirling round your head is no good to anyone, least of all you!
And that’s why I love this advice from Oprah.
When you’re wondering what to do, ask yourself this…
What is my next best move? My next best step?
Instead of overthinking and focusing on big projects, look at the smaller actions and milestones.
And focus on those.
Just ask yourself what is your next best move?
If that is to write one chapter (or 500 words) of your book, do that.
If it’s to write the next blog, do that (instead of thinking ‘I need to write 12 blogs‘)
If it’s to file your receipts, do that (instead of thinking ‘I have to do my accounts‘)
Don’t paralyse yourself into inaction by focusing on the big-ness of what you have to do – just focus on the next best step.
And I promise you, it will shift you out of procastination!
It will move you into taking action and that is one of the best ways to create clarity…action.
When an object is at rest, it stays at rest.
When an object is in motion, it stays in motion.
I’m not making this stuff up….this is science! 😉
Procrastination is a self-sabotage strategy and it can be a sneaky and an insidious one.
But instead of letting it paralyse you, you can outwit it and take that teen tiny action.
It doesn’t have to be big.
Break it down and just do one thing.
And keep going!
Hope that helps – let me know below how you get on!