More time — less stress… The magic key to your success!
How many of us say I’ll do it tomorrow. Then the next day, Oh I haven’t enough time, it’s too big a project, it’s complicated, I just need to finish this first, and I’ll do it tomorrow. — Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week!
As well as several other countries, I lived in Spain for several years, what a fantastic, rewarding experience — lovely people, beautiful country — full of passion and energy. You really can feel the heat of the sun and passion of life just running through your blood!
The Spanish have such a hard working attitude, a willingness to ‘get stuck in’ and do things immediately so that once finished successfully they can give free rein to their wonderful focus on enjoyment, their energy and love of life. Just remembering it as I write this, brings a smile to my face and a flow of energy pumps through my veins!
The key proverb that they live by:
- Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week…
So very true!
How many of us say I’ll do it tomorrow. Then the next day, Oh I haven’t enough time, it’s too big a project, it’s complicated, I just need to finish this first… and I’ll do it tomorrow!
But — the list of things to do tomorrow gets longer and longer, tomorrow never comes and we put more and more pressure on ourselves. We lose time, become more stressed and push the possibility of successful results — and fulfilment — well out the door…
Why do we do this? It can be because we feel overwhelmed by the project to hand, that great bugbear procrastination or simply we are disorganised.
What is the remedy? Organisation, prioritisation, focus…
– And it is so simple!
Dale Carnegie famously said “Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.”
When we get the hard jobs out of the way first, it has several excellent effects on us:
We feel justifiably pleased with ourselves for doing it which boosts our energy and self-esteem. At the same time we reduce our stress levels immediately because this nightmarish task is finished and doesn’t have to be worried about any more.