Setting A Limit
When you are working on your goals, it’s important to remember to set limits for yourself. You don’t want to over work yourself and get too tired to get through all the tasks you have set.
Setting a time limit is a great option. Such as only working on a project for 30 minutes to 2 hours a day. Putting this type of limit on yourself holds you accountable for your actions and can motivate you to get a task done.
A time limit is great for those small tasks that you are not looking forward to doing. Make it into a game and see if you can get ‘X’ chore done in 30 minutes. Putting pressure on yourself can be a great motivator.
Your time is precious, so don’t waste it. Utilize what time you have available and get the task done so you can move on to the next one. By doing this you won’t feel defeated because you wasted time. You will feel proud of yourself for accomplishing your goal.
If you are working on larger projects that may consume your day, be sure to rest for 10-15 minutes every couple of hours. If you do this, it will help you stay focused on your task and the work won’t seem so hard.
During your break be sure to walk away from the project. Go someplace that you can’t physically see the task. This will help relax your mind. “Out of sight, out of mind” so the saying goes. Be sure to quench your thirst and maybe grab a snack, if needed. Try not to think about the task/chore. Really take that break to free your mind and relax. When you come back from your break/rest, you will feel refreshed and more focused.
If your chore is a physical job, be sure to stay hydrated and set down to rest your body. Maybe prop your feet up while you have that ice cold water. Again, walk away from the job at hand. The body and mind both need a break when you are physically working.
Setting a limit could also mean that it’s time to walk away for a while. I am not saying give up. There are things we have to do every day that can be very draining. Just because you said you would work 2 hours every night on a project, doesn’t mean you can’t walk away from it for a day or two so you can get caught up on the everyday stuff. And then you pick up right where you left off. It’s ok to walk away when life gets in the way. It’s ok to walk away if you are stuck. It’s ok to walk away because you have to wait on the finances.
Whatever the reason is…..it’s ok. We all have limits and we need to step back sometime to get a better perspective or rest. Make yourself a promise and keep that promise to yourself that you will get right back to the task in a day, a week, or a month. Don’t give up, just take a break and keep the promise to yourself.
Remember these are your goals you are wanting to reach. There’s no one set of rules for you. Set your limits, Give yourself a break and move on. It will all work out because you are focused on the task and you are willing to be flexible.
I know you can reach your goal. You are on your journey and I know you won’t disappoint yourself. Don’t be so hard on yourself and rest when you need to.
Keep coming back to my page. The next couple of weeks my posts will be related to staying motived and what you can do.