How to Plan Strategies to Reshape Your Life?
Holidays, vacations, spare time - they all sound wonderful. Either being your own boss or working for someone else, taking time for yourself or your family is one of the most precious things in the world. It clarifies your thoughts, helps to captivate new ideas, knit new bonds for networking or solely frees time to lie on a beach being physically unproductive.
See how I mentioned physically? Because there is a paradoxical reaction occurring inside your head when you only use your senses to observe the environment without being physically active.
In my adolescence years, I spent my holidays playing sports. All kinds of sports. To give an illustration I used to play basketball, football, floorball, ice hockey, table tennis, badminton and even cycling. So as you can imagine, I was quite fit and being superbly active has its perks - the intense blood circulation has helped me in scoring good grades in school as well.
Nonetheless, the amount of homework and responsibility grew notably to a point that for a young adult, planning a future and choosing to invest into only one single hobby had taken such a great role. I chose to study biochemistry and play snooker although I totally failed in the first one.
Holidays have transformed from jock decades into small sessions of slacking events. BUT I was happy, so for all the fellow holiday slackers, don’t feel bad as long as you are genuinely happy. Well, I was to a point when I got bored and started to make plans to change my life. I’m sure you have had moments in your life when you feel like everything is under control - that was one of it.
I felt alive.
New System for Life Changing Experience
The idea of people wanting to self-improve throughout their lives is 100 percent true. You might not notice it in your family or friends but that doesn’t take away the fact that there are changes occurring frequently. Changes don’t always need to be noticeable. They can be in all sizes and if because your goals are way bigger than most of your friends, that doesn’t remove the truth that their smaller ambitions still have great values.
Nevertheless, I felt like the boredom and inactive lifestyle of mere existence have jabbed my crotch enough so I had no choice but to come up with a life transforming plan to fish up my exuberant character.
The following plan has recuperated the jubilant spirits of my original personality and I believe that it can help people with a less joyous character as well.
Here we go:
Intensive Kick Off
Procrastinators usually make the similar mistake on this stage. They convince themselves about their own efficacy which is also usually miscalculated and then the realization strikes out of nowhere.
We can do better than that, as a matter of fact waaay better. I have developed an antidote for that particular problem - be all in at the very beginning. Prioritize your most intense focus on the first stage and you’ll be grateful for your decision the rest of your life. Do more, much much more at the beginning so the new skill or knowledge will be forged into your mental and physical memory.
Only do the necessary and neglect meaningless things for the very best and unyielding results. It might be stodgy but it won’t last long. For instance, if I decided to start learning something new, say - getting familiar with the stock market - I’d use at least the first three months to read, search and study everything I can get access to in order to yield the best results. Not good results but the monumentally best results. You wouldn’t pay visit to the second best restaurant you have in the search results, so why settle?
Set the target and work for it.
Engraving every step of your war plan into a stone tablet is the best way to reinforce angularity. You don’t need a precisely planned to-do list or a calendar filled with rainbow colors from highlighter pens. You need to establish a proper plan of implementing only three things daily. Now you have to choose wisely because your focus should on these particular tasks and take care of not letting your mind to drift away.
Trust me, by completing three things a day compounds into 90 things a month and that makes you a cyborg. Yes, cyborg.
For instance, I started a day with completing and returning an essay to my professor, buy a new toothbrush and consume 8 glasses of water by the end of the day. That’s it, they weren’t anything supremely major like saving the world from an alien attack or performing an open heart surgery. Only mundane tasks that were needed to be done in one day.
Plan light and stick to the “Three Tasks” -rule and you’ll be enjoying life and achievements in no time.
This has a lot to do with accountability and reliability but always start from yourself because how would you respect other people’s time if you are not able to respect yours first?
Allow me to paint you a scene - It’s the time of New Year and you are making a resolution, aha you know where this is going already, right? You ended making the most usual promise to yourself for losing at least 10 kilos by the end of June.
All of a sudden you’re living the beautiful pre-summer of May and you have actually gained 5 kilos, and no, we are not talking about muscles. What are the first hideous emotions that would pop in to your mind? Anxiety and self-blaming. It follows with all the could’ves and should’ves.
Don’t be too hard on yourself if that occurs, it’s very usual and happens to all of us occasionally but what if we try to be punctual to ourselves first? Wouldn’t it be awesome if we can complete every task and promise that we have set for ourselves? Imagine being so productive that the entire list of your errands are cleared by the end of the targeted time, wouldn’t you feel invincible?
Being punctual is in fact a superpower nowadays. People don’t practice time blocking anymore. To put it another way - people are oftentimes late for appointments which reflects as irreverence. And showing disrespect in any form is inherently a bad form, so if you can recognize yourself as such a type, start from yourself.
That's it for this time. Hopefully, you have found something new for your "Lifestyle Reshaping Plan".
Thanks for spending time reading this article! Until next time.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2019 Davie Chen