Sometimes there is blockage at work, there is no time for hobbies and going to doctors, and it is also necessary to organize a holiday for the child and have time to buy gifts for relatives for the holidays. Anna Litvinchuk, a certified psychologist, knows how not to forget anything, do everything, and not go crazy.
Here are five effective techniques for finding time for everything.
1. The two-minute rule
If the task takes less than two minutes, do it. Think about how many things we keep putting off fit in two minutes or less. For example, it is not at all difficult to wash a few plates right after a meal without waiting for the sink to overflow. Daily short-term cleaning of the house will help avoid lengthy debris clearing at the end of the week.
Did you see a birthday reminder? Congratulate with a call or message now. Tomorrow there will be no shame about the forgotten birthday boy.
2. Rule 20 minutes
The essence of this rule is that you do not need to climb out of your skin to immediately fulfill your goal, but you can begin to devote only 20 minutes to this business every day. This period of time can be endured, even if you do not feel like doing it. This rule is a great way to combat laziness, and it boosts motivation tremendously!
- Take 20 minutes a day to exercise, and you won’t be worried about your health.
- Take 20 minutes a day to clean your home, and you will forget about the clutter.
- Set aside 20 minutes a day to build up your concentration, and you won’t know what a creative crisis is.
- Take 20 minutes a day to listen to your husband or child without worrying about your relationship and family.
- Spend 20 minutes a day listening to yourself and taking personal notes, and you will forget about your lack of ideas.
- Set aside 20 minutes a day to create income streams so you won’t worry about your own financial well-being.
- Take 20 minutes to rest, and you will forget about tiredness.
- Take 20 minutes a day to read a useful book, and you can easily become an expert.
3. Rule of 72 hours (three days)
Its essence lies in the fact that if you have any plans or dreams, you should start fulfilling them within 72 hours after they appear. This may even be a very insignificant step, but it must necessarily lead to the realization of a dream in your understanding. Even writing down is already a step.
4. Rule 21 days
If we repeat the same action for 21 days, it is deposited in the subconscious, and we begin to do it automatically.
21 days is not just a few minutes for you – the matter is more serious, which means you should do everything gradually; like any business, break the process of developing a habit into small stages – try to hold out for one day, two days, and if you repeat the same for a week or two weeks? And it’s easier there because it’s familiar and comfortable. Why 21 days? This period was experimentally proven in the United States; twenty people were given special glasses that turned all images upside down. They had to wear these glasses around the clock. And it was on the 21st day that their brain adapted to this state of affairs and began to turn all the surrounding things, perceiving such an image as ordinary.
Features; if you take at least one break, even if it falls on the 20th day, you will have to get used to it again; 21 days is only 1 stage; in fact, 100% of the habit is formed in 40 days of continuous repetition of the desired actions; Day 21 lets you know if you really need these skills. If regular actions do not work and do not bring satisfaction, then it is simply “not yours.”
5. Rule of 10 thousand hours
10 thousand hours is 5 years of full-time work or 10 years of work for 3 hours a day. To be successful in any business, you need to lose 10 thousand hours on it. Malcolm Gladwell described the rule in his book “Geniuses and Outsiders.” He asserts that anyone, regardless of talent, skill, or inclinations, can become a professional in any business, spending 10 thousand hours on its development and improvement.
“Start with two minutes – 10 thousand hours on the way to your success”, – advises Anna Litvinchuk.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff
Sources: Today Lifestyle