How many times do you catch yourself saying “Oh, I’ll do that tomorrow.”?
I’m a recovering IDTT’er (I’ll do that tomorrow’er).
From getting gas to doing the dishes to putting way laundry, it’s always going to be done “tomorrow”.
The problem with IDTT is that it is not preparing your future (tomorrow) for success. Unexpected casualties arise every single day. When you think you’ll have time for something tomorrow, boom a minor disaster happens and now you are stressing trying to get everything done.
You’re driving home from work, stuck in traffic after a long, crazy day and you know you need gas in order to get to work tomorrow. A classic IDTT’er will tell themselves they can get gas in the morning on the way to work. No problemo. Then morning comes and you spill your green smoothie all over the floor and have to spend 20 minutes cleaning it up. Now your short on time, need a new breakfast option and still have to get gas. Hello stress.
Thankfully, IDTT recovery is possible with daily strategy implementation 🙂
Every evening, perhaps on your drive home from work, create a mental list of everything you can do that night to help make tomorrow run smoother. Get gas, pre-make your breakfast or lunch, plan your wardrobe and iron your clothes, pre-pack your yoga/gym clothes. The more you can get done the night before the better your day will go.
It’s all about setting yourself up for success.