3 Tips to Avoid “Someday” Syndrome
When you think about your life in the present day, do you find yourself talking about what you can do right now or do you constantly say “someday”? Maybe you’ve made too many self-promises. Always daydreaming of start-up projects and how to live a better life, then softly saying “I’ll make it happen soon.”
Sometimes we find ourselves fantasizing what can be instead of doing more of what can help benefit us today.
Wondering what our lives will look like in the future is something we all do to give us this feeling of euphoria, but being more intentional with how we grow closer to what we want out of everything will make the biggest difference. Ask yourself, if not now, then when?
Living in a world that is full of constant opportunities and distractions can be a little intimidating; almost as if we are forced to wonder if we are doing the right things, in the right place, or if we are on the right track. But, what if you try and think of it as making it right for you? When you begin to realize that you are in the driver’s seat of your own life, you stop making excuses of why you aren’t where you need to be, you just find out how to get there.
Here are 3 tips to avoid the “someday” syndrome and how you can start to take back your days:
1. The 5 Second Rule
- When you are committed to doing something or if you have somewhere to be, give yourself 5 seconds to get up and do it. Before you reach 1, you almost feel like you have no other choice but to get up and go after it.
- It’s almost like a challenge in itself to see if you are actually willing to do something about it or if you will come up with 100 reasons why you can’t get it done.
2. 1 for 2 Problem Solution
- Identify the problem and create 2 solutions
- This is a great exercise to see your problem solving skills and to truly understand the problem at hand.
- You may see the problem as not so big or solution as not so small, but this understanding and clarity will be a driving force to help you move forward.
3. Outline Your Tasks
- Waiting in a drive-thru line? Friend show up late to brunch? Scrolling through the app you just closed? Take a few minutes to write down your current tasks or the tasks you have done and how long they took to complete.
- When you begin to see what times are allotted for each task, you start to see how you can manage other things better. You also start seeing how many hours you can devote to what you’re passionate about and what helps you feel more alive.
- So, if it isn’t bringing you towards your financial goals, your personal goals, or what helps you grow, then make sure your schedule includes enough time for you to reorganize your days.
Life is all a balancing act, just waiting for you to choose what the important things are, and what needs to be taken off the scale. Your goals, your health, and what you do now matters. You can still be the change you have seen so much in others, but never believed it could happen for you.