You haven’t been very productive lately, admit it.
You’ve been watching too many videos, cruising your favorite social media, haven’t exercised in too long … you’re slipping, my friend.
I’ve got the fix for you. Mini-missions.
Here’s how it works:
You can repeat this several times each day, up to five times. If you accomplish five mini-missions in a day, that’s amazing! Give yourself an extra reward.
If it helps, tell someone about your next mission, ask them to hold you accountable.
But even without accountability, you can get yourself psyched up and focused on one mini-mission at a time. Why does this work? Because you’re setting something accomplishable but important in front of yourself, and getting yourself motivated for 10-20 minutes. This is doable. And you’re making it fun, playing a game, not making it drudgery. Play is an amazing way to get things done.
If you can set yourself mini-missions every day, you’re going to see some amazing results.
OK, I’m done with this mini-mission, time for a cookie!
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