If you are like me you ARE NOT HERE FOR THE STRUGGLE BUS.You are used to feeling in control of your day, getting stuff done and overall feeling pretty good. Riding on the struggle bus is uncomfortable and you are much more of a drive yourself type of commuter.
If you find yourself on the struggle bus, especially during COVID-19, while still trying to move the needle on whatever it is you want for your life I am going to say something that may sound a little counter intuitive to you.
Narrow your Daily Must Do List to 2-3 Items
"Wait ? Only 2-3 ? But Holly I can do so much more!"
Yes you can and you most likely will but we are in weird working times with unique distractions. As good as it is to have a routine, we must adjust our routine to our new normal. Having 2-3 items you can accomplish will be BIG WINS and we all need big wins these days.
Accomplishing 2-3 items a day will move you further along in your goals than a list of 10 that never get done and get bumped to the next day and the next and the next..... Sound familiar?
Ask yourself, What can I do today that will keep me on track toward what I want for my life ?
Write it down. Do it. Mark it off. Give yourself a high-five. Repeat.
Will you do more ? Most likely. The momentum of accomplishment will most likely keep you going but if not that’s fine too. You did what you said you would. You can go to bed knowing you kept a promise to yourself and made progress toward goals while also showing yourself grace and removing some of the self-imposed pressure. It’s totally possible to be riding the struggle bus and still make some moves.
If you are on the struggle bus, I see you. I hear you. It's normal and perfectly okay to take a ride on the struggle bus. We just can't stay on there forever. We have bigger things to do.
Remember I'm rooting for you.