Instead of keeping the same pattern for every day, I have been trying to change it. But, as it turns out, bad habits are hard to break.
Well previous to this effort, my day consisted of waking up lathargic, spending a little time with Brady, running off to work, getting home somewhat in a sour mood (because of crazy traffic), not starting out right with Alison when I got home, then letting my mind freak out about all of the stuff I needed to do.
In other words, even though I was physically present with my family, my mind was not. Even though my day may have gone well, I would find things wrong with it. Then when I would sit down to work, I would feel overwhelmed, because I had been letting all of the tasks I needed to do stew in my mind.
I want to change that.
I want to get better.
But it is and has been hard.
One great phrase I have learned from Dave Ramsey is “How do you eat an elephant? … One bite at a time.”
I know I have many habits I need to change, but I have leaned that I need to focus primarily on one and then move to the others.
Focusing on one issue at a time can help prevent the feeling of becoming overwhelmed and also provide some quicker wins. I have learned that In order to keep momentum for going after your goals, you need successes.
Attacking everything at once is a great way to become overwhelmed and fail.
It is always better to focus on one thing and overcome it, then move on to the next issue and so on and so forth. Approaching the mountain of issues that you may have this way, will insure that you build on the momentum of small wins keeping you motivated to reach the ultimate goal.
For me, I know that my first habit to attack is my attitude in the morning. I need to quit letting it go to waste and make the most of it. We will see how it turns out.
What are the habits you want to overcome?
Thanks to Pillip Crewe who reminded me of this in his comment recently.