If you want to achieve more, you need to do more. It’s the “simple”. Regardless of your goals action is the only way to get them done. There are a lot of things holding people back from taking the needed action to accomplish the big goals in their lives. Here are 5 tips to go from inactivity to action:
1. Don’t over think it
Action requires planning, sure, but too much planning is essentially: all talk. It wastes time. Eventually you will begin to think your way OUT of what you want! For every action: take a brief time to plan and thing and then do!
2. Don’t focus on the end result
It’s good to have an idea of what your outcome may be. However, if you only focus on the end result you will breed needless anxiety and worries. By worrying too closely on an end result, you may miss out on opportunities in the present.
3. Less distraction
We lose so much time on things that really don’t matter, in the end. If you ever have had a deadline and you are sting in from of the TV you know how distracting that can be. So, planning a set time to get things done is crucial. Turn off things like your TV and phone on a more regular basis. Lessen your use of other things as much as possible like social media sites and Netflix. From personal experience, I can tell you that I was never more active than when I lived without TV and turning off my phone.
4. Don’t wait for perfect conditions
The truth is that there will always be reasons not to do something if you look hard enough for them. So if you want to wait for conditions to be perfect, you’ll never stop waiting and you’ll never do anything. Even perceived “bad conditions” may turn out to be a good thing! You can’t allow bad conditions stop you from taking action.
5. Find a purpose
All good actions have a reason and purpose behind it. What is your “why”? Once you find what drives you and you find that purpose, finding motivation to do it will be easy. Purpose fuels the motivation that keeps you taking action.
Take Action Now
Everyone has goals and dreams for their lives. However, without action, they are simply nice thoughts. Dream big and go for it. You never know what can happen! Better to take action and do the things you want now rather than wait and risk it never happening at all.
And if I stumble… I WILL pick myself back up
Getting enough sleep makes you more alert, less stressed, bolsters your memory, helps your body recover and repair, reduces the risk of depression, and helps you lose weight! (read more about the benefits of consistent sleep)
Blue lights from TVs, PCs, iPhones and iPads cause insomnia.
60 minutes before bed, turn off the tv and the computer, turn down the lights and listen to soothing music or read a book for pleasure. Stay away from work-related activities, exercise, and entertainment that overexcites your brain (like horror movies).
Get a red bulb or shade for your bedside lamp. Exposure to red light for half an hour before sleep can improve not only sleep quality but running performance too!
Part of my Beautiful Health series.