For Today

It’s all too easy to fill the day with things that you feel you simply have to do and then you end up exhausted.  Often the things you’ve done could have been done better and though you have completed lots you still feel unsatisfied.

So I want to share with you one of my favourite techniques that  I learnt from Michael Neill.

For today all I have to do is…..

Start the day by moving a task from your to-do list to complete the sentence.  Now work on this as if it is the ONLY thing you have to do.  Forget the other list and give yourself up to this task.  Concentrate and get into the flow.  Then when you’ve completed it rub that out and start the sentence again.

Cross it off the to-do and move another task across.

When that is completed it can be rubbed out and crossed off the to-do list.  So on for the rest of the day.

How does this help?  It takes the pressure off.  When we have huge long to-do lists we have a tendency to be paralysed by the sheer feeling of overwhelm, however small each individual task may seem.  That feeling makes it particularly hard to work on the bigger tasks that need thought and patience because all the other jobs are there in the list behind just begging for attention.

So though I may have loads on my list I am able to stay focussed, relaxed and happy.

If you need to slow down and take things in your stride why not give this technique a try and let me know how you get on?



About Clare Wildman

Life coaching from Lincolnshire. Having moved from Milton Keynes I'm now based between Boston and New York, in the UK. Looking forward to welcoming clients to the new coaching room and having the option for walking as we talk or taking advantage of sunny days in the garden.