Being in the right frame of mind is KEY to the start of any project. After you make the decision to do something, you have to actually make a plan and then do it! All of that comes out of the right fame of mind. When I say “right” frame of mind, I mean the frame of mind that will work in this situation to make change happen. The mindset changes from project to project but there is one overall feeling that is necessary to everything; motivation.
The motivation to be in the right frame of mind is first. You need to establish within yourself that you WANT change to happen and WANT to make change happen. This part seems like the easiest part. It SEEMS easier that the DOING part, right? But it is actually the HARDEST part! Its easy to SAY you want the closet organized. Its easy to say” I will organize the closet.” Those are statements. They can even be facts. But until your brain REALLY FEELS that you want to organize that closet and will organize that closet, they stay just that, statements. Motivation plays a big part of this! Getting motivated can be the most difficult part of the process. There are so many reasons why you might not be motivated. The list can be endless. Something has to click in your way of feeling and thinking before anything will be accomplished.
So YOU are reading this and are looking around the house and see all the things that need to be done. You feel no motivation to do anything. You are wondering HOW to get to the part of doing. Well the simple truth is that YOU have to want to do it! Now you may not do it yourself. You may hire someone to do it for you. Or you may want to do it yourself. Either way you need the motivation to make the first move.
Step number one: be true to yourself. Name the reasons you are unmotivated or why you haven’t started. Be unfiltered. Be honest. That will HELP you in the beginning.
Step number two: Identify and vow to make next step. Once you identify the reasons, then you can address them and work on them. Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the clutter? Maybe its time to look at it a different way. Break it down into sections. Don’t focus on the whole house, just one room. You make a promise to yourself to handle each of these.
Step number three: Make next step. Time to make next step. You might need to go to outside help for this. A counselor, therapist, family friend, a life coach. Getting help can be a great thing. They have the tools to assist you in unlocking the key to taking the next step. If you don’t need outside help, maybe the “click” happened. You were honest with yourself, you know why you haven’t gotten started, and now you are motivated to do something about it. Time to design a plan! Make sure its realistic. If you work 10 hours days during the week, then don’t plan to clean and organize on the week days. You will be too tired and probably wont do it. Plan on the weekends. If you are not a morning person, then don’t plan mornings, do it in the afternoons or evenings when you feel the most productive. Plan the work when you are mostly realistically going to get up and do it!
So work on these three steps to motivation and being in the right mind. Nothing will get done unless you are in a great mindset.