As humans we are all wired with a fight or flight response to certain situations. Situations that cause of heightened level of stress will either be mad with a response of running and getting the hell out of Dodge or staying and fighting. And that fight will usually comes with an increased level of intensity do to adrenaline what that certain feeling of invincibility you get when your back is against the wall.
wouldn’t it be cool if we could bottle up that invincibility and apply it to our everyday lives? If we could strap an S to our chest everyday we go out to tackle the world. How can we harness that energy in every day? Why does it seem to take an extreme circumstance to bring out the best in us? I can’t speak for everyone, but I know that I tend to produce my best work on the job when I’m up against a deadline. Now, I take pride in my work at all times, but there’s something about the clock bearing down on me that gets my creative juices flowing and heightens my focus.
As a natural born procrastinator, I admittedly get an extra edge from some outside pressure. But I also admit that when those deadlines up on me I wish that I could have same last minute drive actually waiting until the last minute. Have you ever had that problem? I’ve been working on it myself, and here are my top three tips for harnessing that “back against the wall energy”.
Give Yourself Your Own Deadline. if you have multiple things going on in your life and one of them needs to be prioritized over the others, create deadlines just for your on internal reference. easily accomplished by creating a checklist. When one thing is done you can check it off.
reward yourself. Treat each item you check off of your to do list as cause for a mini celebration. Reward yourself with a small dessert treat, or a 15 minute break from to chat celebrity gossip with your bestie. Compartmentalize your to do list into manageable sized groupings and go for a slightly larger reward, like a mani/pedi, once you’ve completed an entire grouping. You’ll find that you’ll be motivated not only by the sense of accomplishment once you’ve completed a task, but you’ll also be working toward the goal of doing something nice for yourself.
Keep Your Eye on the Prize.
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