We are all busy – I never think that I’m busier than anyone else.
I believe that we all have different ways we cope with the things that we need to do.
A lot of times my coping is to lose motivation.
For the past few months, I’ve been working with an Action Coach while we are trying to build our business. Running a business is a completely new thing for me and I finally realized that I need some help!!
Anyway, we meet every 2 weeks and then I have homework to do before our next meeting.
I see the benefit in our meetings and even know that the “homework” is going to help grow our business BUT…..I put it off until the very last. (That technique got me through grad school so don’t knock it!!!)
These days, the very last isn’t working for me – there is always something else that I need/want to do and then I just feel guilty (more than normal) that I’m not putting forth enough effort.
Yesterday at our meeting, my coach (Hi, Andrea!!!) had a great idea. She told me to schedule an appointment with myself. First she asked me when I was most productive. I know (and shared in my post last week – Tuesday rewind) that mornings really are my most productive time.
Even though I hate my alarm, getting up at 5:00 am is not something I think twice about because I know that it is to workout!!! But, I also know that the few hours after that workout are some of my best work times!!
So, this morning – after my workout – before I take Chris’ car in for an oil change (I took mine yesterday!!) I have 50 minutes plugged into my calendar/daily guide – an appointment with myself!
I think/hope that if I schedule small amounts of time with myself several mornings a week, I will be able to stay ahead of the little things that I tend to put off!!!
Do you schedule appointments with yourself?
Do you have times that your motivation is completely zero?