Okay, so you've just figured out a plan. But plans only work if they're acted on.
Let's look at the ways the research suggests make it more likely you'll stick to your plan. As you watch the video, don't forget to pause it if you need to make notes. When you've watched it you can download the cheatsheet but not until you have! 😉
Plans are good. Plans that work are great. Plans that you stick to are … well… rare, frankly. 🙂 Here are "the big nine" ideas for making your plans more stick-to-able
Honestly, it's not rocket science. Most of it is common sense. Here's the cheat sheet!
Exercise: jot the tools down – all of them – and put them in order of which one(s) appeal to you most. I'm serious about writing them down – it's part of the learning process. Now take the top three and put the others to one side. Finally, spend ten minutes figuring out what you're going to do to apply them. Write that down too!
Prepare to be impressed… here's a tiny bit for swots!
Something else that might help is this idea. It's called Catch the Apple. Stressed Guru Dave Algeo has made a series of 500(!) stress and life-management tip videos. Here's a very lighthearted one I recorded for/with him: Catch The Apple
In other words, when you're working on making your changes, sometimes it helps to concentrate on making the changes, not the changes. Down that route lies anxiety…. 😉
Now for the bad news.
So far in this training package you've only done the stuff that other people have told you to do. If you're lucky you've done it better this time and it's already working… but it's not special. In the next chapter prepare to do the stuff you're scared of.