We all have very busy schedules. Getting things done in a timely manner is therefore crucial for our spiritual success.
We all have experienced those times when it seems like the universe is against us and everything we try to do fails. We can’t seem to get anything done no matter how hard we try. It seems like every little thing takes twice as long as it should and we can’t take a break.
It’s easy to get caught up in the mundane tasks of life and let the days, weeks, and months pass us by without accomplishing anything meaningful.
But if we want to grow spiritually, it’s important that we get things done.
Because getting things done helps us open energy channels within us. And when our energy channels are open, we’re better able to connect with our higher selves and the spiritual realm.
But even when it feels like the universe is conspiring against us, there are still ways to get things done and even grow spiritually in the process.
Here are a few tricks to getting things done when it feels like the universe is working against you:
1. Use affirmative statements
Think positive thoughts: Our thoughts have power. So if you’re thinking negative thoughts about a task (“I’ll never be able to finish this”), then guess what? You probably won’t be able to finish it.
Instead, try thinking positive thoughts (“I can do this”) or even neutral thoughts (“This isn’t going to be fun but I can get through it”). Or, instead of saying “I have to finish this project,” try something like “I am finishing this project.” This small change in language can make a world of difference in your mindset and help you stay focused on your task.
See how your attitude changes when you change your thoughts. Keep repeating it like a stoic mantra.
2. Set a deadline for yourself
This is a common technique to getting things done: Having a looming deadline can be just the motivation you need to finish that project or task. This also applies to our spiritual healing journey. Make sure the deadline is realistic, though, or you’ll only set yourself up for frustration.
Before you start a task, set a deadline for yourself and write it down. If a task is ticking away at the back of your mind but you keep putting it off because you don’t have the time or motivation to do it, set a deadline for yourself. Write it on a memo on your desk.
Having a timeline will help you stay on track and ensure that the task gets done in a timely manner.
3. Break the task into smaller chunks
Sometimes a huge project can feel insurmountable. If that’s the case, try breaking the task down into smaller pieces so you can focus on one thing at a time. “I will work on this for five minutes” is much more manageable than “I will work on this for two hours.”
Trying to accomplish too much at once can be overwhelming and lead to feelings of inadequacy or defeat. If you’re having trouble getting things done, try setting small goals instead of thinking about the big picture. Once you’ve accomplished a few small goals, you’ll start to feel better about your progress and be more motivated to keep going.
There’s a great app called Pomodoro Timer based on the Italian inventor of the method, Francesco Cirillo.
4. Visualize yourself completing the task
See yourself crossing the finish line and celebrate in your mind!
This positive visualization will help increase your motivation to actually finish the task.
In this other article, we explore the power of the mind. Try it and you won’t regret it.
5. Get an accountability partner
It’s always easier to stay on track when someone else is holding us accountable. Find a friend or family member who will check in with you regularly to make sure you’re making progress on your goal.
If you’re having trouble staying motivated or keeping a track of time, find a friend or family member who will check in on your progress and give you a gentle nudge when needed.
6. Get a friend to motivate you
This sounds similar to the previous point but the point is markedly different.
Sometimes, all we need is someone to help us out or give us some words of encouragement!
When you’re feeling stuck and have a hard time getting things done, reach out to a friend or family member and see if they can offer any assistance or advice.
Having someone in our corner can make all the difference when we’re feeling down about our ability to get things done.
7. Take a break
Sometimes the best way to get things done is to take a break.
This can mean taking a few minutes to yourself to clear your head or taking a day off from work to relax and recharge. Sometimes, all we need is to meditate or take a little time away from the thing we’re trying to do in order to come back to it with fresh eyes and a new perspective.
If you find yourself struggling to get started, try taking a break and see if that helps.
Of course, don’t abuse your break and start procrastinating!
8. Be persistent!
The most important thing is not to give up. Even when it feels like everything is against us, we have to remember that we are capable of accomplishing great things. If you find yourself struggling, just keep going and know that eventually, you will get where you want to be. No resistance, no matter how strong it is, lasts forever.
Remember: No matter how much difficulties we encounter, there are always things we can do to push through and get things done. By breaking tasks down into small pieces, setting deadlines, thinking positive thoughts, and getting an accountability partner, we can overcome any obstacle and accomplish anything we set our minds to—including growing spiritually.
By following these tips, you’ll be able to get things done even when it feels like the universe is working against you. And as an added bonus, working on meaningful projects can help us grow spiritually by opening energy channels within us—so don’t give up!
I bless you that you should be successful!