Do you know a woman who just seems to attract everything she needs into her life? She never seems to need anything she doesn’t have, and her world is overflowing with abundance? Would you like to know her secret?
The Universe Abhors A Vacuum
So, when there is space to fill, the universe will fill it. Quite often with exactly what you need to achieve your goals. But if your space is all cluttered up, there’s nothing to fill up and everything tends to stay exactly the same. The key to abundance is leaving space for the things you need to come into your life.
The trouble for most women is an insidious energy sucker that lives inside our heads. It’s called…
Do you have a mental list of “little things” that you “just haven’t gotten around to, quite yet”? Most women do. That nagging list of tasks we know need to get done, but just never seem to make it to the top. That list that just keeps getting longer, and longer.
Of course, the list isn’t the real problem. The problem is the space your list is taking up in your brain. And sometimes in your physical space. Not to mention the mental energy you need to keep track of all those unfinished to-do’s. The list can feel overwhelming, and there’s no way you’ll get through it all in a day. Or even a week. So what’s an ambitious girl to do?
Try A New Approach
This week – why not try a new approach to tackling your list. If, by Friday, your list is shorter, try it for another week. Then another. And in thirty days, let me know how it’s going.
Here are the steps:
- Ditch the list – at least mentally. Right now, take 15 minutes to write down on a piece of paper every unfinished task that’s nagging at you. On paper. Not a file on your computer. This is important – take the time to hand write a list. Put the list in your desk drawer.
- Schedule a 20 minute marathon into your calendar; and no matter what keep that appointment with yourself.
- When the time comes, pull out the list and pick ONE thing that you can tackle and tick off your list in the next 20 minutes.
- Do that thing for twenty minutes.
- Cross the task off your list and put the list back in your drawer.
- Book another 20-minute marathon for some time tomorrow.
- Forget about the list until then.
If you follow the same routine every day until Friday, you’ll have crossed five nagging to-do’s off your list. By the end of a month, you’ll have accomplished thirty of them. Imagine what life would be like if you could knock thirty things off your list. How much room would that open up for the things you need?
Bonus Tip: If you find your list is full of tasks that will take more than twenty minutes, break them down into smaller bites.