Life is not easy. It mostly sways you into things which you should not do. That swaying looks real, but it is just bringing you away from your goal. If you have set your goal loud and clear, you can always bounce back but if you are not sure what your goal is, you can get distracted very often. Distraction can be detrimental to progress. In getting swayed from goals you start feeling powerless. Getting your power back is the next big thing to do when in situations like this.
But what if you don’t know whether you are swaying from your goal?
State your goals on a plane piece of paper everyday before you start your day. If it is a journal, well and good. Write down 5 things that you need to do for that day on a paper and follow it till the end of the day. This would give you the purpose for the day. Remember, you can only do maximum 5 things in a day. Once you are done with these 5 things. You are done for the day. These five things that you are noting down are essentially small steps towards your goals. If none of it is happening and you are in turn doing something else, that means you are totally swayed and distracted from your goals. It is time to take further action to bring things back on track.
How to bring things back on track?
There is a certain power in routine. By routine, I mean consistency. My grandmother who is around 87 years old has been following a consistent routine throughout her life. She never used any journal per se but her timetable for the day was impeccable. Looking at the clock, I can tell what she would do at a specific time. How many of us have such consistency? I bet only 25% of us probably. Bringing in consistency would help you feel that you are in the control of the day and my grandma knew this secret early on. Taking control of the day, helps to feel assured and hence minimizes impulsive actions.
While the outer world pulls all your senses in all directions, it is you who must pull the whole world in.
That can only be possible if you concentrate on all your senses. Here are some things which would help to get more conscious of yourself.
- Observe Breathing
- As simple as it is. When I feel I am not aware of myself and too much into something else, I start observing my breathing. Just observe and be.
- Be aware
- Be aware of your body. Your palms, fingers, feet, toes, back and all other internal organs which are at work at an instance. Flex your fingers, stretch the palm to feel good about the constant work the body puts in to make you feel better.
- The best way to get in touch with yourself is to workout. It can be anything. I have personally found that Running is more like meditation and it is very effective to calm the senses. Working out 5 days a week is NON NEGOTIABLE.
Bring back the focus
Setting a timetable and cutting down your earlier activity at a correct point helps to bring back the focus. When you don’t have a day planned, you can spend huge time doing something which is not required at that point.
Setting up a 5-activity routine for a day is the key to get your power back.
- If you have set your goal loud and clear, you can always bounce back but if you are not sure what your goal is, you can get distracted very often.
- Write down 5 things that you need to do for that day on a paper and follow it till the end of the day.
- Remember, you can only do maximum 5 things in a day
- Taking control of the day, helps to feel assured and hence minimizes impulsive actions.
- Just observe and be.
- Flex your fingers, stretch the palm to feel good about the constant work the body puts in to make you feel better.
- Working out 5 days a week is NON-NEGOTIABLE.
- Setting up a 5-activity routine for a day is the key to get your power back.