General Vague Loses VS Super Specific Wins

If I told you that your job this weekend is to clean your house, what is your immediate reaction?

 

Are you overwhelmed?

Are you thinking that “I can’t clean this entire house in 1 day!”?

What if I told you to just clean the kitchen.

Do you feel less pressure?

What if I told you to clean the refrigerator, the oven, and the counter tops?

Do you feel a bit of relief that you only have 3 things to clean now?

This is what it means to be SPECIFIC.

 

When you have a big goal like cleaning the house and you break it down into SPECIFIC tasks, the big goal becomes much more achievable.

It is overwhelming to think of the big goal. It can even seem insurmountable.

If we use our cleaning house example, let’s say you have a 3 bedroom - 2 bathroom house. You also have a kitchen, dining area, and living room. You have a laundry room. And you have a finished basement. That’s 10 areas to clean and each of those 10 areas has lots of stuff associated with it....

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Student Activities and Organization

With school, sports, music, theater, and club schedules often overlapping, the life of a student and a student’s parents or family can be a little chaotic.

When students participate in multiple activities, the schedule can be overwhelming, meal time is often on-the-go, and sleep schedules are often disrupted.

Keeping everything organized is the key to getting everyone where they need to go and keeping them healthy along the way.

Here’s a Few Tips to Help Stay on Track:

  • Get schedules early - once you receive a sports schedule or an extracurricular activity schedule, get it on the calendar to avoid double-booking events or overloading the schedule for that day or week
  • Select 1 sport per season - playing more than 1 sport per season can physically and mentally stress the body which increases the risk of injury due to fatigue and burn-out
  • Select 1 other activity per season - if your son or daughter plays a sport but has other interests, then you may need...
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