Getting your head into gear

Starting something new or getting back into things after time away both require you to start a new process in your brain.

Before starting, it’s easy to tell yourself that you can handle it all.

You can mentally plan everything you need to do and commit yourself to doing all of it.

But, when it actually comes to it, when you sit down to begin the mountain of things that you had planned… it turns out to be harder than you thought.

As the days pass by and you realise that you haven’t achieved what you set out to achieve, it’s easy to be disheartened.

The solution to this is very simple.

Whenever you are about to start (or start again), plan to do less than you think you can.

Make it easier for yourself to give yourself the reward of achieving what you planned to achieve.

This will give you the motivation that you need to keep going.

And, you can always do more once you’ve got your head into the right gear.