My Journey to 100 Days to Amazing-Day 14

lists

Today’s tip for Amazingness:

Making Lists


My tagline for my website is “Helping you be the Best you, you can be!”  and this is something I mean from my heart.  I really enjoy helping people become the best version of themselves they can be and one of the ways I do this is through teaching and mentorship.  While I help people improve their health and lifestyle, try to help people have a balanced and practical approach to the Word of God and help people with accepting their own identity the area I am most often asked to work with is organization.  Most of the areas I mentioned above I speak on in small or large groups, but organization is something I often get to do on a one-on-one basis and I love this type of mentoring/teaching!

So many people I know are intelligent, creative, and capable, but just overwhelmed and feel a sense of chaos, which then keeps them from making progress in their homes, careers, lifestyles etc.  This is where I come in.  I will meet with them and teach them how to make changes that make their world feel more peaceful and doable.  I look for the mental barriers which keep people from excelling and then look for new ways of thinking as we also apply practical steps to make change.  One of the most powerful and simple tools is making lists.

Often making a list can stop the feelings of being overwhelmed right then and there.  In our heads we think “I have so much to do and I will never get it all done” , but when we put it down on paper or the computer/phone we frequently stand back and think “oh, well…that’s not so bad, I can do that!”.  Wait! I can hear you now saying “Oh yea, well I really do have too much to do” and you might.  The next step after making the list is to separate the import and, urgent tasks from the ones that can wait.

Sometimes asking people to prioritize is too much in the beginning, so I usually suggest that they just start somewhere on the list, it doesn’t have to be in order, but just start doing the items on the list and them mark them off.  I like to use a highlighter to mark off because I can still read through it after it is marked off, but a pen or pencil is fine.  Marking off the items is an important step in feeling less overwhelmed.  While some people like check marks to the side of the list, in the beginning I suggest crossing all the way through it.  This seems to re-enforce the feeling that it is done and helps as you go along.  There is then a snowball effect of accomplishment and feeling of capability.  As they look back to the list to do the next thing they get to see the list get smaller which then makes them feel empowered to do the rest.

Sometimes people leave the things they don’t want to do for last.  If you do this I encourage to make a commitment to yourself to still do those items, but remember you only have to do them one thing at a time!  You can do it.

Below is a list of benefits of making a list:

  • Organization
  • Helps combat the urge to avoid a task
  • Helps teach the ability to prioritize
  • Relieves stress
  • Helps foster creativity, try making your list colorful, artistic, and fun!
  • Being organized in making the list, how you write it out can help with anxiety
  • Lists help us remember and keep up with the details
  • Provide focus
  • Can help expose our weak areas and allow for growth
  • Can provide accountability

While making lists is a great start don’t get too serious about it either.  Start with small lists and don’t put the “givens” on your list, meaning don’t add the things you would do anyway on the list. Remember to give yourselves a break and have a cup of coffee, take a walk, or just sit or stretch for a few minutes.

I hope this helps you towards you own goals of being amazing today!


So, how’s it going towards my personal goals to amazing? 

Goal one, my Shaklee BusinessThis weekend was a wonderful time of being with friends and family and now I’m set to start my work week!  I plan to catch up on emails, make my Facebook party go live, and plan out the week.

Goal two, my health and fitness: Today I feel eager to really dive in!  I plan to exercise and come up with a meal plan for the week!  I also plan to just have fun with fitness!  This week I met my first weight loss/fitness goal!  I wanted to be able to buy a size medium “Life is Good” t-shirt and have it fit without “rolls” showing!  I did it!!  I am now the proud owner of my t-shirt and slightly more fit body!

And of course I will Strip and Shake.

100 Days to Amazing!  You can do amazing things.

I believe you can; you believe you can too!


 What the 100 Days is about:

I was at the Shaklee Global Conference August 12-16th and we were challenged to 100 Days of Amazing with the question of what could we accomplish in 100 days if we really tried?  I was inspired by the challenge, both as a business builder who wants to grow my business in 100 days and as an individual!  What could I do in 100 days?

My Journey to Amazing: My 100 Days to Amazing are committed to making a more successful business as a Shaklee Independent Distributor and I am also committed to 100 days to amazing health and fitness. I want to be fit for my future making sure that my health span matches my life span as closely as possible.  This is my Journey.

 

 

 

 

 

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