This post was originally published on July 27, 2020 on my blog.
Happy Monday, sweet friends! I hope you had a great, relaxing, rejuvenating weekend and that you're ready to jump back into the swing of things this week!
I have a new little trick for myself whenever I'm feeling that familiar twinge of resistance to do even the easiest of tasks, and it's just asking myself this one little question:
"But what if I just did it?"
It seriously cuts through any excuse I have for myself and it makes me answer the question itself. What if I just did it? Well, I'd just do it and it would be done and I'd feel accomplished and proud of myself that I just did it.
That's what would happen, and then we just move on.
Highly, highly recommend if you're finding yourself dragging your feet on something you need to do - whether you know it'll take you legit two minutes to do or if it's something much more substantial.
What if you just...did it?
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Top comments (6)
Love this one, Alex!
I have a similar one these days when I feel myself resistant to something, "do it wrong". And then I go and do it, and after all, it's not that bad. :D
So much yes, Miriam! So accurate on the resistance to doing it wrong.
I used to have that resistance with coding, and now I have with writing and illustrating. Still, here I'm about to start one illustration and saying it again.
I guess it never goes away, but at least now, we have some tricks, Alex! ;D
Exactly! We’ll always have to negotiate with our brains, but those tricks are definitely helpful!
The number of times I've procrastinated on something that ends up taking only 5-10 minutes 😧
Definitely a good question and mindset - thanks for the reminder!
Yes!!! Seriously, once we sit down and actually do it, it usually takes < 5 min!