Hey everyone, Stephen here! Welcome to Week 5 of the reset course, diving deeper into the “mindful action” module. Last week, we tackled goal planning. This week, we’ll explore strategies to take action and actually achieve your goals.

We all know planning and dreaming are crucial. But as author Steve Maraboli says, “Take Action! An inch of movement will bring you closer to your goals than a mile of intention.” Taking mindful action is the key to real progress.

Mindful Action - Steve Maraboli

While it sounds simple, following through can be tricky. These tips, alongside the final video on reflection, will equip you for success: 

Schedule Time for Action

To-do lists are great, but often tasks linger, leading to procrastination and frustration. Instead, schedule specific times for your goals in your calendar or set an alarm. Block out focused work periods when you have the most energy. Remember, you’re more likely to complete a task if you dedicate a specific time slot for it.

Chunking and the Pomodoro Technique

Our brains thrive on focused work. Multitasking hinders productivity. Chunking involves grouping similar tasks together. Dedicate an hour to “life admin” or “personal finance,” tackling tasks one by one.

The Pomodoro Technique is another game-changer (check out my full blog post dedicated to it here!). Set a timer for 25 minutes and focus intensely on a single task. When the timer goes off, take a short break. This method helps maintain focus and prevents burnout.

Minimise Distractions

Eliminate distractions to maximise productivity. Silence your phone notifications, close unnecessary tabs, and find a quiet space to work. You’ll be surprised by how much you can accomplish with minimal distractions.

These are just a starting points. The accompanying worksheet delves deeper into implementing these strategies. Remember, progress takes time. The next video will introduce a powerful tool for achieving your goals. Stay tuned!

Did you find any of these tips helpful? Have you tried similar techniques? Share your experiences in the comments! I’d also love to hear your suggestions for future topics.

See you next week for the final course session on goal reflection!