“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. ”
Ever tried escaping from habits that keep pulling you back? Habits that can be detrimental to your progress; they take you two or even three steps back. How did you pull through?
One habit I strongly battled with was procrastination; now those who have been under this blanket and are still are can testify it is crippling. You always end up with the famous phrase, ‘ I will do it tomorrow. If tomorrow never comes? Procrastination simply means to delay or postpone action according to the Oxford Dictionary.
I ignored this habit until my assignments were toppling over and it became an uphill task.
I wondered how my friends managed to be organized and finish their tasks and still remain composed. So I embarked on a journey of seeking to unlearn in order to learn and be like my friends.
I discovered snippets that I will share with you today to help you break away from some habits;
Value your time because it is one of the most valuable resources we possess. Schedule out your tasks in order to save on time. For example when you have an event to attend and it is running throughout the day; decide for how many hours you are willing to attend .
Have a to-do-list or a task list (most phones have this app running); this helps you keep a list of what has to be done in your day. You keep track of your accomplishments. I have developed the discipline of having my task list each morning on a given day and I can confidently say it has been an amazing experience .
Be committed to your tasks. Commitment means you owe it to yourself to follow through a task until it is accomplished. You owe it to yourself to finish that book you have read for months which was intended for a month, complete that article, finish that design for a house and your life.
Give priority to your activities ; if your are like me and enjoy doing so much then you need to add a priority list as well. This list helps you stick to the major activities and learn to say no. Learning to say no keeps you from taking on unnecessary tasks and assignments.
I am enjoying an organised life with the above snippets in play and many more. Try them out and let me know how they sort your life out. Most importantly share your snippets with me.