I have to say I love a good tool! Not the latest 12-in-1 wrench, knife, corkscrew … tool although I love that kind as well. No I’m not talking about THAT guy at work either. I mean an idea that can make it a bit easier to get things done.
When I first started changing my life and going to the gym. I used a tool. I called it “Just One Thing”. You see it is easier for me to deal with challenges if I simplify it. Each day I told myself that I had to do “Just One Thing”. Is the suspense killing you yet?
Every day the only thing I had to do was be on my bus first thing in the morning. Don’t give up on me! There is an explanation.
As long as I was on my bus, I could do what I wanted after that. Of course my bus leaves at 4:35AM. There really are not that many places I would want to go at that time other than my destination, the gym. Once I got to the gym, there isn’t a lot to do but, exercise. After I have exercised I am really not that interested in eating junk. My next stop after that is to go to work.
By just doing one thing, I put myself on a schedule where each thing I should do next is the easiest thing to do, simple!
Now, before you start thinking I am a genius nut saint, I have been breaking my rule lately. It seems I need a new tool. As you may be aware I have a recliner problem (story for another time, I sleep in the recliner).
Havva (Research Goddess and Pull-up Worshipper!) was talking to me today about my spotty attendance record. We agreed that if you fail to show up once it is easier to pull a no-show twice. Equal and opposite (that’s right I know Newton’s laws of motion, I just don’t feel like quoting them right now or later) is the rule that if you show up once it is easier to show up twice!
So now I am going to go forward with my “Just Two Things” Rule!
Anybody else have a mantra, tool or trick to share?