060917_3Stop thinking about what you would like to do. Now is the time to take action! Here are some simple tips to help you.

1.  Focus on the how instead of the ‘what if’s’.

Focusing on the how puts your mind to better use and creates a positive attitude within rather than a negative and uncertain one. This makes it easier to take action without too much hand wringing and time spent over thinking things.

2.  Use a limited to-do list.

Think about what the absolutely most important items on your list are and pick just two or three. Then put them on a new to-do list. This list will seem less daunting and it makes it easier to actually take action and get those things done.

3.  Start small.

Getting started with your biggest task or most difficult action may seem too much and then you procrastinate. So instead, start with something that doesn’t seem so hard and you will feel a sense of accomplishment when you achieve it.

4.  Choose instead of should.

You don’t really need to do anything – you always choose what to do. When you think that you ‘choose to do whatever you do’, then you regain the control and power. And it becomes easier to take action.

5.  Lighten up.

One way to dissuade yourself from taking action is to take whatever you are about to do too seriously. If you, on the other hand, relax a bit and lighten up, you often realise that those problems and negative feelings are just something you are creating in your own mind. With a lighter state of mind, your tasks seems lighter and becomes easier to do.

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