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Let’s talk about putting yourself first on your to-do list, as well as how it affects your goals.
How often do you go through your daily to-dos only to realize that by the end of the day you haven’t done anything for yourself?
Whether you’re trying to start a new eating plan, get healthy or just have a little “me-time” pampering, putting yourself on your to-do list is necessary if you want to meet your goals.
When you don’t take care of yourself and put your priorities first, you may experience negative effects and hurdles you haven’t anticipated such as:
· You have less energy to work towards what you want.
· You are easily distracted, taking you away from your goal.
· You turn to vices like emotional eating, smoking, drinking too much, or wasting time on social media that derail you.
· Your stress increases, making you see things negatively.
· You’re frustrated by your lack of progress on your goals.
Instead, you need to start doing something for yourself every day that takes you closer to your end goal. To start prioritizing yourself:
· Claim 15 to 30 minutes each day for yourself to work on your goal
· Say out loud positive mantras and affirmations
· Look at your vision board to remind you what your goals are
· Plan and buy food that nourishes and fuels you to keep your energy levels high
You have to put yourself at the top of your list if you want to achieve your goals.
5 Tools to Master Your Action Plan
Today I’ve got quick list for you. These project management and planning tools are a great asset when trying to keep the steps on your action plan prioritized. Here are five that will let you master your goals.
- Use an app like the Wunderlist app. It allows you to create to-do lists from your action plan. It’s great for keeping track of multiple projects or goals. It lets you set due dates and reminders. You can use it to collaborate with others.
- Another popular app is AirTable. This app is a project tracker, spreadsheet, and database that gives you the freedom to work the way you like. Focus on key milestones and due dates in the calendar view. Display projects on large cards so you can easily find anything related to those project-images, docs, and more.
- Let’s go old school! Pen and paper is still an option for many people. The good thing about pen and paper is that you can quickly edit and change your lists to fit your daily need. Do a brain dump, then reorganize what needs to be done to reach your goals.
- Create a project action plan using a project action pad or planner. Break that big goal down into smaller manageable tasks.
- Use a Gantt Chart. This project management planning board lets you visually layout your goals into smaller tasks with due dates in a chart format. It lets you see your progress of various projects and tasks.
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