Cut your stress, stop feeling overwhelmed, and go from good intentions to getting what you want (for real this time).
Sam Julien | samjulien.com
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In the last few years I have:
"I know what I need to do but I don't want to." (Boredom or lack of desire.)
"I want to but I don't know what to do next." (Feeling overwhelmed.)
If I only had 15 minutes to work towards this outcome, what would I do?
Once you make the outcome real, the steps often come by intuition.
If you don't know what to do next, then your next step is to ask an expert (not advice from your weird friends!).
The most import part of this is to do something.
Consistent action is much more important than making the perfect plan all at once.
You will hone in on the answer!
The first step towards change is observation.
Write something down every day.
This should be as effortless for you as possible, don't stress about the format (e.g. written, Google doc).
Don't worry about changing the behavior, just record it.
No judgment: be as honest as possible.
Pro tip: use countdowns, not count-ups.
7am one water bottle
8am three eggs, 1 piece of bacon
12pm entire bag of Doritos
12:10pm I feel really sick after those Doritos.
Tell me: What's your biggest takeaway from this? I read every email.