Create these 5 Habits to Accomplish Tasks weekly and you will start seeing the changes you desire.
It has been said that it takes 21 days to start a new habit. Many will fail after a few days because they don’t have the consistency to stick it out.
You must want the change bad enough to work through the struggle and change the bad habits into good habits.
Use these weekly habits to accomplish tasks that will possibly change your life or your environment.
Examples of Tasks
- Organize A Closet
- Set Up a Budget
- Start a Savings Plan
- Start a Healthy Eating Plan
- Start An Exercise Plan
- Buy or Sell a home
- Read the Bible in one year
I think you get the idea. The problem is, looking a the goal or task on hand, may be too overwhelming.
You must create daily or weekly bitesize habits to get the task accomplished. Maybe it might take a week to finish it, maybe a month or maybe even a year.
5 Habits to Accomplish Tasks
- Write out the task (download the FREE Journal in the article)
- Get some accountability (A friend or family member that will check in with you)
- Set a Date to Accomplish the goal
- Work on it daily or weekly
- Change your mindset
Breaking it Down
Choose either the task that will be the easiest to achieve or the one that will take the longest. Pick one to start with. Generally, these tasks we are referring to in this article are ones that you really need help completing. That’s why you are struggling.
The best way is to acknowledge you want to do it and write it down. The percentages of completing the goals you write down and keep in your head are much higher when you can see them in black and white.
People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.Brian Tracy
Get some accountability. Share your goal with someone you know. You can even work with someone and hold them accountable. Maybe check in with them daily or weekly by phone or text to let them know your progress. It works both ways on this one. Don’t share your goals or dreams with negative people or dream stealers.
The best people to listen to are those who have already been successful accomplishing exactly what you are seeking to accomplish. –Brian Koslow
Set a realistic date to accomplish your task. If its organizing your closet or getting your taxes ready to go to the accountant, it may take 1 week or 2 depending on what needs to be done. Set that date and put it in your journal. You may need to go to the office supply, or Walmart to get containers for the closet. Take all the steps into consideration.
If you are selling your home, and you have to have work done on the house, maybe you are doing it yourself or you have to hire people, take that into consideration.
Work on your tasks daily or weekly depending on how big or small they may be. Step 5 is all about mindset and that will be a big part of getting it done. But Step 4 is about setting up the habit to continuously work on it.
I find it easier to work backwards. Set your date to finish and work backwards. If it will take 30 days to finish, break it into 4 weeks and then into 5 -7 days each week if you choose to work weekends or take it off. What do you need to get done during that time? Write it in your journal.
You can print off as many daily goal sheets or weekly goal sheets as you want.
Do you need to set an alarm every day to wake up early to work on it? Do you need to set an alarm every few hours to see what you accomplished? Give yourself a reward when you get something big done. Self Care is important, don’t neglect taking care of yourself with rest, vitamins, and exercise.
A man’s accomplishments in life are the cumulative effect of his attention to detail.John Foster Dulles
Change your mindset. This is something most of us have to do every day. It is not a once and done thing. You may need to listen to motivating podcasts on what you desire for your life.
You might think what does wanting to accomplish keeping my car cleaned all year have to do with podcasts, but it’s the habits that need to change to keep you motivated to get things done. I listen to financial, organizing, business, and food podcasts when I drive and also when I walk.
It’s who you associate with also.
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”Jim Rohn
Your mindset also consists of good habits in eating right, exercising, getting rest and taking care of yourself.
Now that you know how to focus on your habits and you have printed off the journal, wrote your tasks down, set a date as when they will be accomplished, take daily action steps and are working on your mindset, there is nothing you can’t tackle.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream. Not only plan but also believe.Anatole France
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