After last week’s Beyoncé mention, I’ve been thinking lots about breaking things down into lists to make them more manageable. Here are some of my favourite list titles to help me see the wood for the trees:
1. It’s a great idea… and needs parking somewhere safe for future use
2. Do this today or things will fall apart
3. Nice idea, crazy amount of things involved – so leave it for now
4. Wouldn’t it be great if…?
5. Pie in the sky, if I had a million pounds
6. Interesting, interesting… I need to think about this more
7. Only do this if you have a clone!
8. Keeps the wolf from the door, don’t really fancy it but needs to be done this week
9. Literally blows my mind with excitement!
10. I will feel better when this is done so do it now. You know it makes sense.
What are your key criteria for a good list? I’d love to hear them.
I love Beyoncé, I always have. Her presence, her power, her voice… And I especially love one of her film roles – as Foxxy Cleopatra (“A whole lotta woman!”) in ‘Austin Powers, Goldmember’. She sang the lyrics “Break it down now!” in the song Work It Out, and these words have become an earworm for me, but perhaps not in the way she meant. When I have a lot to do and feel overwhelmed, I ask myself, what would Beyoncé do? She would sing back to me to “Break it down now!”… into manageable chunks. Things are always easier if you break them down. I like to break things down into lists (more on that next time), which helps me to see things are more manageable than I thought. What’s your ‘break it down now’ strategy? I’d love to hear about it.
Fancy some inspiration? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQLySgRW6y8 (turn it up loud at 1 minute!).
Short and sweet this week.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: do the basics every day. Not just when it's easy, not only when things get critical... but every day.
Here's a handy picture to remind you! Any more you would like to add?
Artwork by @iamhoneydill.
The subconscious mind is a weird thing: it has no sense of humour, it plays no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. Therefore, it’s no surprise that what we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives.
We can make the most of this by ‘tricking’ our subconscious minds into the best it can be. Instead of dreading something or approaching it with trepidation, instead think about how well it can go. Imagine and expect the best and eventually it will happen.
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