Regardless of what’s going on around you, this starting thing is a constant cycle…things are always getting started, then they’re in process, being finished, and getting started all over again.
So get used to it!
Here are 6 ways to make getting started easy.
1️⃣ Take the smallest possible step
Like micro! Getting the very first smallest possible thing done will keep it in the back of your mind. It’s hard to not think about something that’s already under way, so you’ll get that urge to go back to it and finish.
And the next steps will then naturally come up for you.
2️⃣ Choose the thing of least resistance
Please don’t try, or think you need, to start with something that’s difficult or that you’re not looking forward to
Pick something that sounds exciting and fun. This way you’re at least getting started on something which will kick start your motivation and momentum.
3️⃣ Ask questions
Instead of getting stuck in thoughts like “I don’t know where to start” or “I really don’t want to start”, get curious instead.
Ask yourself: “Where can I start?” or “What can I start with” or “What’s possible?” or “If I did know where to start, what would I do?”
4️⃣ Know what you’re getting out of it
It’s unlikely you want to start something that’s going to have a negative impact on you, so think about why you want to tackle this thing in the first place.
Remind yourself of all the positivity it’s going to bring into your life and your experience.
5️⃣ Create a “starting ritual”
Having a “starting ritual” trains your brain to get down to work and get started. It’s like classical conditioning.
So decide on a simple starting ritual that you could do…make it easy so you’ll actually do it! It could be as simple as turning on your computer and getting a cup of coffee.
6️⃣ Know there’s no such thing as a “perfect time”
If you’re waiting for the perfect time to get started on something, think about if it’s actually realistic.
When has that perfect time ever actually happened in real life? How common or frequent is it?
#truthbomb: there’s never a right time and there’s never a wrong time.
Let go of this false belief so it’s easier for you to take action and get started.
Hey Jodi! Thanks for writing this post. I have such trouble starting things sometimes that I end up not doing it at all. This was a good reminder to take action and start doing things that are good for me.
YAY for you Ruchita, I love that you found the inspiration you needed in this post!
Hi Jodi, these are great tips! Sometimes it’s just hard to get started especially if there is a daunting task ahead. I think these tips would be great in motivating myself to get started. Thanks for sharing!
So true about the daunting tasks Vi! Glad to hear you’re feeling motivated after reading this post 😀