Well, we were promised an Indian summer. But that doesn’t appear to have happened as the last two weeks have been flippin’ freezing! So cold, in fact, that my Yorkshire husband has agreed for the heating to be on before October. I know!
So, as you reach for your autumn and winter kit, I’m sharing a series of tools to help you re-stock your armoury for the season.
Think of them like the reassuring hug of the cosy jumper and warm socks you need in your life right now.
Here we go with the first… Down it!
I know you can identify that key action / project / deliverable that’s got to be done soon…
You know, the one that keeps moving from one week’s to do list to the next.
The one that makes your stomach turn over when you look at it because either you’ve no idea how to tackle it, or you just big-fat-don’t-want-to-do-it.
Let’s face it, it’s not going anywhere. After all – you’re clever enough to have wriggled off the hook for it by now if you could. So, get it off your plate for good.
And before you descend into a tantrum of ‘don’t make me do it!’, how about some simple (and cheesy) steps that could help?
Figure it out
There’s no magic bullet here. None of this is rocket science.
But try my (surely soon to be patented) ‘Down it’ technique – and soon that pang of guilt will become the smug, warm feeling of completion.
Imagine a delicious drink (alcoholic or otherwise) that you can just start sipping…
Step 1 – write it down
Step 2 – break it down
Step 3 – send it down
And once you’ve delivered it…
Step 4 – shake it down
So, tell me: what are you going to down today?