How to Get Things Done Even When You Don’t Feel Like It

Have you ever woken up and wished you could go back to sleep?  Maybe you feel this way often.  How do you plunge through your routines even when you don’t feel like it?

I am all about having routines, but I also believe that sometimes you just have to move around those routines in order to stay motivated and to get things done.

Sometimes you might have to move around your routine or your schedule in order to get the most things done.

Last week was spring break at our house and on the first day of spring break all I really wanted to do was sleep in. However, we had some plans with family, so I had to move my schedule around in order to get the most done. So what I did was, instead of my normal routine of getting up and getting dressed and getting everything done before we take the kids to school, since of course we didn’t have school, I got up and I put in all of my work time in all at once.  I faced the to do list head on.


Here are some tips for facing your to do list head on and getting things done even when you don’t feel like it.

Tip #1 – Don’t put too much on your to do list

It is a common mistake that we all make to overwhelm yourself with your to do list sometimes and when we do that, we set ourselves up for defeat because we try to do too much. I have heard it is a good idea to have 3-5 things on your to do list, because that is the best way to do it.

Tip #2  Do a brain dump

Doing a brain dump will keep you from making a to do list that is too long. To do a brain dump you want to get a sheet of paper and write down everything that is going on in your head, everything that you can think of. This will be your big list.

Tip #3 – Break down your list

From there you want to go through and break it down into 3-5 things that you MUST do.  This is the best way to prioritize your list and set yourself for success.  When you have a minimal to do list, you can get things done easier and feel more accomplished for ticking things off from your list.

Now, the next time you wake up wishing that you could go back to bed, remember to take the time to do a brain dump, narrow down your list and tackle it head on.  You’ll feel much better, get more accomplished and be happy you did.

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