Okay, so summer is over and we are now entering the Autumn and Winter months. My mind has been a bit frazzled with all these changes going on...the weather, clothing, health, sociability....the lot....it is all changing!!! I need some order RIGHT NOW!!!
If your reminiscing on your summer vacation and all you have left is the pictures, sandy suitcase and memories....you may find it hard to focus because all you want to do is BE BACK THERE SOOOO MUCH!!
For some it is the issue of returning to your Monday to Friday at the office, for others it could be that the end of Summer has now meant that order and normal routine can resume, but then the children are on a break AGAIN once you have just got into the swing of it.
Your issue could be regularity with your fitness and well being, staying on track with your daily tasks for your gains and health.
Maybe your a Mumpreneur such as me trying to make your business thrive but have a million and one things to do without any particular order of importance, what ever you situation may be........let us try and help you.
We have devised a simple yet effective checklist that can help with getting simple tasks done. We have listed 6 spaces to ensure that you do not overcrowd your checklist (and mind) because research shows that when you have too many things on your to-do list, we can become overwhelmed with pressure to complete them all or nothing gets done at all.........we are trying to have an in-between approach, we want a good BALANCE !!
So why is our checklist different to the one you have now you say.....
1. Well, our checklist helps with motivation where you can list how committed you are to getting the task done on a scale of 1 to 10 - this is a major problem with all areas of life we bring a false sense of COMMITMENT, which leads to the GREAT PROCRASTINATION and inevitably things don't get done. You begin to feel a bit crappy and think WHY AM I DOING THIS ANYWAY!?!?!? So we eliminating this process by simply rating how committed you are at getting it done because it can then allow you to prioritise what is most important for your day.
2. The other aspect that our to-do list helps with is reflection, you can writ down the reasons why things on the list did not get done - we all know that we can add it to tomorrows list but this helps you really think about the obstacles you put in place of execution. Be careful not to write down a list of excuses, but think about the genuine issues that you faced in the day and track how best you can work with them or remove them to avoid this delay in the future. Distractions are the worst when you have an excuse attached to them!!
3. Lastly, the checklist encompasses a section for any lessons you may have learnt or pinpoint an overall lesson from the day you have had. This section allows you the ruminate upon your emotions, thoughts, behaviour and surroundings to conclude on how your day has gone from your own perspective. Ideally, this should be done before bed and can help with setting intentions/tasks for the day coming and just gets your thoughts out of your head before bed providing a clear mental environment for rest, relaxation, recuperation and most importantly.........SLEEP!!
Want to try it for yourself, click the link here which will take you to our downloadables page.
Save, print, use and feedback to us
With love and organisation
▪| S E L F • T A L K |▪
▪What is self talk?
Self talk is the ongoing language, words and phrases that you use to have personal and intrinsic conversations about yourself to yourself... whether it is said aloud or in your head.
▪How can self talk impact you?
Self talk can be viewed as both positive and negative depending on the situation.
Self talk can impact how you behave towards yourself and perform tasks. It can make a difference to your self image and what you think other people think about your appearance.
It can also influence your self esteem and find yourself comparing your skills and abilities to others. This in turn can affect your self confidence in possibly taking good risks and your self worth in the values that you hold for yourself as a person.
Be it positive or negative, self talk easily becomes a habit and can become addictive when it validates your temporary behaviour until you understand how it is affecting you.
▪Self talk about your past, present or future
Self talk can address your history or past experiences, give advice on how to act or give clarity to your current self and influence the projections of your future self.
It is important to know that your thoughts can be hijacked at a split second so recognising where the self talk is directed...past, present or future, learning how to replace negative self talk, understanding how to take control of your positive self talk, practicing and refining your methods, learn how to apply these to all situations you are faced with.
▪Moments when self talk can come into play.
Self talk can come in and out of action at any point of the day, throughout the day, any day of the week, month or year. It is non biased to a situation, time in your life, place you are in or people you are with. If self talk wants to happen it will happen, it is impulsive and abrupt! Whether you are at home watching TV and know you should be studying, or your given tasks at work that stretch your usual skills and remit...even if your with your child and helping them with homework…..self talk will come out to play!
▪Self talk Game Plan
1. Identify what tense you are thinking in - past, present of future.
2. Decide what could have triggered you to talk in this way.
3. Challenge the self talk by picking out the facts and the opinions
4. Is the talk helpful or unhelpful, how does it feel?
5. Weigh up which statements are most valid and valuable
6. Explore how the truth in the self talk statements can help or add to you and the situation you are facing
7. Solidify an understanding that this is momentary and not a reflection of your whole life.
8. Create a statement of self talk that highlights any silver linings - things to work towards rather than away from
9. Repeat, repeat, repeat - confirm and reaffirm it
10. Apply and adapt to as many situations as you can
Shared with love