You’ve reflected on 2021, come up with plans for 2022 and you are ready to start!

Or not.

Still sitting there? 

Perhaps you are still working on those 2022 intentions and goals? Refining, rereading, reworking,.. Procrastinating.

Or, now that you have goals for the year, you are taking a much-needed break. After all, you worked hard to create a plan for this year! 

Maybe you are waiting for inspiration???

Wherever you are in the goal-setting process, it’s time to get started! Whether you have a detailed plan or just a word to guide you… don’t wait any longer.

Just start. But how?

As a Time Management Coach I hear this question all the time.  In fact, I’d break down my coaching into two categories – ‘Getting Started’ and ‘Staying Focused’. Either you have trouble beginning a task or you have trouble staying on task once you’ve started. (Or both!) 

Tips and tricks for Getting Started seem to fall into about four categories…

  1. Motivation – You know what to do and how to do it. You just need a burst of adrenaline to push you past the starting line. This may be as simple as moving your body for a few minutes or remembering that you have a deadline.
  2. Organization – Not all tasks are equal and sometimes we need to put a little more thought into HOW to complete a project. What are the steps? What needs to happen first? After organizing our thoughts we’ll know where to begin.
  3. Energy – It is so. much. harder. to get started when you are dragging. Healthy habits such as eating, exercise and sleep play a huge role in your ability to begin a task.
  4. Mindset – Don’t underestimate the power of your mind! If you think you can, you can. If you think you can’t, you can’t.  Take a look at the people and information (podcasts, social media) that surround you. Do they feed into your success or pull you down instead?

Did one of these jump out at you? What’s holding you back from getting started? Is it one of these or a combination? 

Need support to identify what’s holding you back from getting started? I’d love to help you! Reach out and schedule a free Discovery Session!

Stay tuned for more detailed ‘Getting Started Hacks’ in the coming weeks!