I have always been the type of person who carries around a massive to-do list with me wherever I go.
It feels good to keep busy and to always have “things” to do.
And there is nothing more satisfying to me than crossing off something on my to-do list.
I ALMOST get the same endorphin rush I get from getting a workout in…(Ok, I’m a huge nerd…I KNOW).
So today, I woke up and after having a huge cup of coffee (which took me like ten microwave trips to finish) I sat down and went over my lovely to-do list.
The thing is, now that I have a 6 month old, my life has COMPLETELY changed.
All you moms out there…I know you get what I’m sayin’.
For those of you who are not yet moms…all I have to say is you have NO excuse to not be killing your goals right now ;)…(not that having a baby is an excuse to not achieve your goals…but you get what I’m saying, right?)
I don’t have time to cross 20 different things off my list each day.
I have a tiny human who is completely dependant on me. In addition to taking care of my sweet baby, I also fit in time to take care of myself and my husband.
On top of that, I am running an online business…so you could say my life is “busy” right now :).
So you’re probably thinking to yourself…
“OK Hanan, so WHAT is this big question you’re talking about?!?!”
The question is this:
Is _______ serving me?
Now if you’re thinking…
That’s it? THAT is the big question? What does it even mean?!
YES.Yes it is. And let me explain why.
But first, let me ask you a few questions:
Do you want to be as productive as possible throughout your day? Are you frustrated that you never seem to be able to achieve your goals, whether it be to lose weight, eat healthier, or read more?
Do you want to OWN your life. Like seriously. Do you want to be a BOSS? All day long? Do you want to be one of those people who seems to always get SO much done and make it look so effortless?
If you said yes, yes, and yes…then I have a challenge for you.
For the next 3 days, every time you are about to do something, I want you to ask yourself this question first:
“IS THIS SERVING ME?”
Is watching netflix getting you closer to your goal to burn fat?
Is eating a bag of chocolate chips getting you closer to your goal of having more energy throughout the day?
Is sleeping in getting you closer to your goal of studying/learning/DO-ing more throughout your day?
Since having my daughter, I have been asking myself this question every second of every day (Ok…well ALMOST every second ;))
And ladies, be HONEST with yourself.
I’m not saying there is anything wrong with having down time. Absolutely not!!
But if you want to be productive from 9am-5pm, ask yourself that question throughout your “work” hours.
And when you get home, you will FULLY be able to enjoy relaxing because you got stuff DONEE and out of the way.
So let’s do this exercise together!
For the next 3 days, set “working hours” for your day where you want to be 100% productive (e.g. from 7am-4pm).
Every time you are about to do something, ask yourself the big question: “Is this serving me?”
I PROMISE you…this one question, if answered honestly and used correctly, will change your life.
Now let’s get it ladies…grab a cup of coffee, iron out your goals, and get started!
There is no time to waste 😉