Conquer Your Equestrian Chores 🚀

Jan 29, 2024

Have you ever faced a mountain of chores that just made you want to run the other way? We've all been there.

Today, we're going to share a powerful mindset hack that will change the way you tackle those tough, “I’d-rather-not” tasks – both in the stable and beyond.

Imagine this: a cold morning, a bunch of stables and paddocks needing your attention, and all you want to do is stay in bed.

What if we told you that you could conquer this with a simple mindset shift? Let's dive in! 

Your Step-by-Step Guide to Overcoming Overwhelm

  1. Identify the Challenge: Take a good look at that big task. Find a small, manageable part to start with. Think of it like choosing one paddock to clean instead of all of them at once. Small steps lead to big changes!

  2. Set a Clear, Achievable Goal: Keep it simple and straightforward. Tell yourself, "I'm going to clean this one paddock, then treat myself to a delicious breakfast." It's all about rewarding yourself for each step you take!

  3. Start with the Small Task: Dive into that manageable part you picked. Just focus on that and forget the rest for now. It's like putting blinders on and running your race, one step at a time!

  4. Witness the Domino Effect: After you've nailed that first task, you'll feel a boost to tackle the next. This is the magic of momentum – one achievement sparks another!

  5. Apply the Technique Broadly: This isn't just for stable duties. Whether it's cleaning your tack (starting with the bridle) or breaking a big work project into 25-minute sprints, this strategy is your universal helper.

  6. Keep a Promise to Yourself: Super important – stick to your plan! After you finish that first task, enjoy the reward you promised. This builds a trusty bond with yourself, making the process even more effective.

  7. Enjoy Your Reward: Savour that breakfast or break. It's your well-deserved prize for a job well done. This step is like the cherry on top, sweetening your success!

  8. Reflect and Repeat: Done with your reward? Feel like you can do more? Great, go for the next part! If not, that's totally fine – you've already made fantastic progress. 

By following these steps, you transform overwhelming tasks into a series of achievable, satisfying accomplishments.

For more tips and insights on how to get things done even when you don’t feel like it, listen to the podcast episode, “My #1 Go To When 'I Don't Feel Like It.'”



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