Some days are tough for a lot of us and just like the saying, “when the going gets tough, the tough gets going,” we all need that drive, that extra dose of motivation to propel us in the right direction and take on the world head on. And while we all have a tendency to start the day at work by taking on the easier tasks first, for once try doing it the other way around or make a few tweaks here and there and just change your approach.
Try accomplishing the most difficult or challenging tasks of your day and here’s how you can do it.
- Set a time
Set a time to work on the most difficult task of your day. It can be the first thing in the morning or right after lunch. Block it on your calendar, set an alarm but make time for it.
- Have a place aside
If your regular work space isn’t helping you overcome that challenge, move to a different space. Go to a coffee shop or a different room than your usual working space.
Once you’ve recognized that space, let yourself focus on the task completely. Don’t check your phone, don’t let anybody distract you. Don’t switch to other tasks in between. Let this be an important rule.
- Immerse yourself with devotion
Now do the task you’ve putting off and away. Do it with unvarying focus and attention. It might be for your family, your customers; your team members- do it out of love and a sense of honesty.
- Close out with gratitude
Once you’ve accomplished the task, allow yourself to close out. Do not rush into the next task in your day. Express gratitude as if it was the end of a special meditation. Make the moment special. In fact, we must try and bring this specialness and gratitude to every activity.
Keep doing the task that you find scary or challenging and that you would normally put off and start doing it with a sense of mindfulness, sincerity, out of curiosity, gratitude, relaxation and joy.