Ever find yourself sitting at your desk faced with projects or tasks you just don’t want to do. Well, you have three options. You know you’ve picked option number one when you find that time has passed and you haven’t really done anything except think about what you don’t want to do. Option two is at work when you choose to do everything except what you know you should do.
The best option, number three, involves preparation so that you will actually be prepared to accomplish the task at hand. How do you prepare? Practice what I call the Big Three ‘R’s: Release, Relax, and then Reconnect.
How exactly do you Release? You acknowledge that, for a predetermined time limit, you are not going to work on that project. Allow this time to indulge yourself guilt-free.
Relax. Some ideas include:
- Create a list of things you can and would enjoy doing in 15, 30, or 60 minutes.
- Have some reading, listening, or viewing material on hand.
- Ignore your list of “to dos” and do absolutely nothing.
- Work on another goal that you really want to accomplish for yourself no matter how far in the future that goal may be.
Reconnect. Now that you’ve had a chance to relax, you will be more motivated to get over or around whatever obstacles, external or internal, that have placed a barrier between what you need to do and what you are willing and ready to do.
TIP: Recognize when you're in the non-productive zone. Decide how you choose to handle it. Honor your decision.
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Donna Johnson-Klonsky, MBA - President, DJ Consulting Services, Inc.