Handle the crap at the start of the day…if you don’t then your whole day will be crappy!

Posted in Motivation,stress by DrMikePosey on January 5, 2010

Waa waaa waaa…yea yea I know what you’ll say – “But I hate doing that…I’ll do it later”  Well the truth is that when you have something that you really don’t want to do – it’s best if you do what Nike preaches and JUST DO IT!

In every-day life there are those things that, for whatever reason, we absolutely hate to do and we will do anything not to have to do them.  There are no magic bullets for making crappy things less crappy but I can tell you that if you scope out the crappy things (those things you hate doing) and you know what you are up against you can make a plan to tackle them early on.  It doesn’t have to be an elaborate plan but you should at least target those things during the day that you hate and resolve yourself to do them first! Do not put them off!

“But if I do them at the start of the day then my day will be crappy”

Well this doesn’t have to be the case.  It’s all in how you look at it.  Think of it this way…if you do the crappy things first then they are done.  Kaput.  Over.  Finished!  The rest of your day can be spent doing things that you don’t hate.  Perhaps the rest of the day can be spent doing things that you actually enjoy! Imagine that!   See…the problem with most of us, including me, is that we tend to put those things that we hate off until the end of the day or for another time and then the time from “now until then” is not as good.  We don’t enjoy it.  In fact, it makes our day worse knowing that we are going to have to do something we hate later.  We worry or fret or constantly think about that one thing that we hate that we know we are going to have to do.

If, instead, we “get er done” at the start of our day we are free to live a day without worry or fret and without being constantly reminded that we have to trudge through something we hate at the end.  The freedom that comes from dealing with the hard stuff…the hated stuff at the start instead of the end is amazing.   Try it sometime and see what happens.  You’ll be surprised that you will want to tackle the crap at the start of the day rather than at the end.  It’s habit forming…trust me!