Today, when I list all the goals I want to accomplish, the list seems long and daunting. But then I remember, some of my best accomplishments were completed in small consistent steps, like a class.
I question that there is a single fix for everything, but often, a consistent routine can make a dramatic change in productivity and stress reduction. I have used this to find time for exercise, time with my children, completion of books, proposals, even renovation of the basement library. When those “one day” tasks prove to be too large for such a short time, or the time isn’t there in the first place, break it up into small pieces that fit into a simple daily or weekly routine. Follow it religiously. Schedule around it. Don’t be too quick to change your routine for others. Over time, you will see progress on your goal. Then one day, you’ll be surprised to find- it’s done (often quicker than you think). That’s the power of The Routine.