R.O.C.K Principles: Organisation for the win
Get Organised to get ahead
If you’re sick of staring at an empty fridge when you’re starving after work or sick of feeling guilty because you didn’t make time to workout this week then this one’s for you.
It’s time to dive into “Organisation” - the “O” of recap of the R.O.C.K principles.
Once we have set realistic goals and taken a look at what is feasible, considering our busy lives, that’s when we start to look at how we can use a little organisation to make those goals happen.
We have all heard that if we fail to plan we are planning to fail… that seems quite drastic but, you know what? It’s kinda true.
For many people, being organised is how they gain success - whether it be in work, health, fitness or life goals. When you’re organised, you feel like you are in control of your life, your future.
With a little organisation and some small changes to your lifestyle (that are realistic) you would be surprised how much you can actually achieve.
Do a bit of scheduling/planning, spend a little time preparing and you’ll soon see that you will spend less time worrying about when to do things and more time doing them.
It’s all about reducing decision fatigue and eliminating those opportunities that give you an easy way to opt out of something that you know you should be doing.
If it’s in the calendar, then it will get done. If it’s not in the calendar, you will end up doing something else and feel guilty later on.
Since I run my own business, I need to be organised to be productive. I schedule my sessions with my clients, when I need to write new programs, administrative tasks, my own training, time for myself and time to work towards the future.
The same goes for your health. When you have a busy lifestyle, scheduling for your health (physical and mental) is essential.
How does this work?
Exercise: If someone has booked in a training session with me, they have organised their diary to come and see me. It’s in the diary, it’s happening, they are accountable. The same goes for your run in the mornings, for that class at lunchtime, that walk after work with a friend. Get it in the diary. Organise your other tasks around it.
Healthy Eating: Plan your meals, plan your shop. You won’t need to think about what you are going to eat when you’re hungry because it’s already decided. Meal prep or planning might seem tedious but when it’s done, your Tuesday morning self will be very thankful that your Sunday afternoon Self spent an hour being organised. You’ll find it easier to stick to your nutrition plan when it’s organised. You’ll be less likely to grab that bag of crisps because you’re organised.
Prioritise: Look at your schedule. Carve out time for yourself. That means time to be active, time to plan for your food, time to learn something new, time to do something nice for yourself.
It might not feel like you have a lot of time but don’t be afraid to schedule something for yourself earlier or later that you are used to. Equally, don’t be afraid to schedule down time. Give it a try and see how it goes.
Keep an eye out for article on Consistency and Knowledge coming up to round out our R.O.C.K recap.