FIND YOUR FOCUS with this simple exercise.
Give it 15 this week to create your own 6 list to set weekly priorities so that you can focus on what's most important to you.
Some helpful tips:
Your list of 6 things can be a combination of things that you WANT to do (such as work on a project, call a friend/family member, meditate) and things that you need to do (setting appointments, checking emails, doing taxes, etc.) Or it could be one list of 6 steps to take towards one bigger thing you’re working on.
Remember: these are 6 things that you are CHOOSING - give them your time and attention.
Think about the BIG thing you want to do to set your direction and then break that down into small, actionable steps until you find the one thing that you can do this week to make progress.
Reminder: root your intention in small, simple actions so that you can go make sh*t happen.
The small steps serve as the kick-start to the next thing. Start small and make consistent progress.
Find a super visible place to record your 6 list for the week: use sticky notes (like I love) and place them on your bathroom mirror, on the fridge or in your office; write your list down in a planner, bullet journal or notebook that you carry with you; record your list in your Notes app on your phone; or whatever works best for you.
You can structure your 6 things as your daily Give it 15 as a way to focus your energy, effort and attention. Maybe you tackle one thing a day as a dedicated 15-minute chunk of time.
Celebrate the wins! Every time you accomplish one of your 6 things, do a dance, cheer and be proud of what you’ve done.
And if 7 days goes by and all 6 things you set out to do aren’t accomplished, what happens? You can leave anything on the list for next week, reevaluate if what you chose are actually priorities and most importantly, you can keep your chin up buttercup. Let any guilt and negative emotions go. Ain’t no one got time for that (not on your 6 list, right?). This is your life and you get to choose how it goes.
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Can’t wait to see how you use your 6 list to eliminate stress and overwhelm by focusing on and prioritizing a few things to get done every week.