We all want to be doing something we are not currently doing. From big to small, it doesn’t matter what it is, all of us have things sitting on the “to do” list that for whatever reason are not taking priority.
The first question is why? Should it really be this far down the list and neglected or does it belong there because it’s not an important endeavor?
If it belongs down the list then stop worrying about it. Stop saying we “should” be doing it. It doesn’t matter. It’s not a priority and shouldn’t be bothered with. It’s one less thing we need to be worrying about and causing us additional stress.
But, If we are honest with ourselves and decide it should be given a higher ranking then we have to figure out how we manage to add it to our calendar. Whatever it might be. If it’s important to us to some degree we have to figure out how we start.
Here’s an idea. There’s a good chance whatever we are trying to accomplish won’t take a full day, week, or even months but it will take some amount of time greater than what we might have allotted tomorrow.
But that shouldn’t mean we don’t start.
Start the action of completing it tomorrow. For 10 minutes even. Set a timer for 10 minutes and think and act on that thing. Commit more if you’d like but at worst just 10 minutes. If it’s a larger-scale project it might just be the first ideation phase and for a shorter home project, it might just be searching online and actually buying the tools we need.
Every situation will be different. But we all need to start one way or another.
Forget about the next day and the one after that. Focus on tomorrow. Let’s check that box off first before we get ahead of ourselves.
From there, we can have small wins and mount a path forward.
For now, start with tomorrow. We’ll figure out the rest when we get there.