Get On With It!

By Azzy Aslam

Power Habits, Routines, & Processes. It's all down to habits.

28 Mar, 2018

It is amazing how much time we can spend when it comes to thinking about our plans, goals and actions, talking about them, planning them, then writing the plan and even re-writing the plan. We then try to figure out when would be a good time to start, which day and even at what time and then…nothing. Sound familiar?

One of the biggest reason people just never get anywhere near their goals and dreams is…INACTION. Even when we have planned what we are going to do, and we know the benefits it will bring, getting started is usually a big hurdle. The urgency that appeared apparent when we planned our dream appears to be not so urgent the next day. The fact is we all have the same amount of time each day, what we do with it is what makes the difference.

When we do get up and start we find that the experience was good and makes us feel positive when we have completed what we said and also that we are one step forward in achieving our bigger goal or dream.

There are many tools and techniques that can help and the following approach has worked well for me and for many of my clients:

  • If you have a plan then you should have a list of things to do for the day. If you don’t have a plan then write down what you want to do and have completed in the day. This is best done the day before as it helps to clear you mind of what you want to do and also enable it to come up with ideas that will help you complete the tasks.


  • Break down your time into small blocks of time. This can be anything between 15 minutes to 30 minutes. Then only commit to working for that amount of time on the task you start and take a short break, about 5 minutes. Then get started with your next block of time and continue with this cycle. After around 2 hours take a longer break for 30 minutes and start again with the block of time and action and continue. It should look something like this if you chose 25 minute blocks of time:
    • 25 minute work
    • 5 minute break
    • 25 minute work
    • 5 minute break
    • 25 minute work
    • 5 minute break
    • 25 minute work
    • 30 minute break
    • Etc..
      • This part is based on the Pomodoro Technique a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s.


  • The other part of getting on with it is to simply get up and get on with it!  Mel Robbins has been promoting the 5 Second Rule. Simply put you count down 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, at which point you get started on whatever it is that you want to do.

There are many tools and techniques to get you moving forward. Do take the time to check out some or as many as you want and find the one that works for you or modify them to suit you.

If you need more assistance in creating and achieving your plan, then call or email me and arrange a free no obligation chat. You can reach me on 07552 535767 or and you can even add a comment below!

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