Make Time & Take action
Make time: Book an appointment with yourself. Making time declares that YOU matter to yourself. It is a commitment to YOU for YOUR values, priorities, and goals. Making time is a crucial survival habit. If you don’t make time, time will be taken away from you. You will be pulled and pushed by other obligations. Something will always come up and there’s never a perfect time. Whether it’s for your job or education or fitness, the practice of ‘making time for SELF’ also helps you practise many valuable life skills, such as:
Identifying what’s important to you. How you spend your time reveals what you really value. If you value your health, give it time and attention.
Negotiate for what you need and want. Be your own advocate.
Realistically asses your capability. Calibrate your expectations.
Anticipate obstacles You will probably need a plan B or C.
Treat unexpected challenges as Normal. Rather than getting knocked off the track, you can flow with what life offers you, Practise resilience.
Taking even a 5 minute action helps you get moving. It’s always easy to get stuck in analysis. So many thoughts. So many worries. So many suggestions. So many ideas. So many beliefs. So many pressumptions. None of these helps, unless we do something. Nothing will work for you if it’s on paper only.
Action often comes before motivation. Not the other way around.
A tiny action helps us get out of procrastination. All we have to do is get started.
Often all we need is a push, through the first few minutes of resistance.
Small action creates a momentum. 5 minutes on a small task can lead to another 5 minutes.
Action is empowering. The more we act, the more we feel better.
Action is satisfying. It is real. It has happened. If you exercise, you feel good about it.
Action is evidence. It can be measured. It gives us data. It gives us results.