I refer to that moment in my life, because I clearly remember that in those specific circumstances I intended to get out of the situation quickly, took a deep breath with the intention of dominating fear and said to myself: "Here I go, it's better to get out of this quickly" so I swallowed that difficult task once and for all and then I felt calm.… .
"if the first thing you do in the morning is eat a frog, you can spend the rest of the day with the satisfaction of having left behind the worst." -MARK TWAIN
Our personal administration is fundamental in all aspects of our life and time becomes a double-edged sword for the execution of activities, which is why it is important to leave behind the postponement and indecision, which inevitably lead to the accumulation of tasks. As the sentence above says, an infallible technique would undoubtedly be "eat the toad" which represents that most difficult task that we refuse to perform or that we want to leave last on the list. The organization of time, of our activities is going to allow us a greater productivity in all the contexts in which we develop.
So what do you do to stop postponing tasks and taking action?
"There is simply not enough time to do everything on our to-do list. Successful people know it's impossible to do everything. But, crucially, they know how to prioritize tasks in order to complete the most important ones every day. According to an old saying, if the first thing you have to do every morning is swallow a toad, then you have the satisfaction of knowing that this is probably the worst thing you will do all day long.."
In order to do this, we could consider some aspects taken from information consulted on the subject, which could surely work if it is applied with determination.
The best thing you can do at the beginning of the day is to take steps to solve that task that has you worried, the one that spins in your head. Carrying out that task considered more difficult and complicated, will make you feel at ease to do the rest of your activities in a more relaxed way.
A good option is to plan your tasks for the next day, and establish them as goals, this will allow you to see what you have achieved and what you lack, you can write them down and even eliminate them as you carry them out, this will help you feel relieved and motivated to carry out the tasks on successive days.
When you do a task, concentrate, put all your attention on it, do not give space to another activity that may take time. If you're doing a post, for example, and at the same time you're scrolling through your social networks, you'll surely find something interesting and your main task will be relegated to the background.
When the task is very extensive we can stop a little, listen to some music, relax, walk, ie, disconnect to return with more energy and be able to conclude it, according to what was consulted is something like a reward for oneself, which is not bad.
Brian Tracy, author of the book "Swallow that Toad", outlines some strategies aimed not only at making decisions, but also at prioritizing the tasks we are going to do, those we are leaving behind, defining the objectives we want to achieve based on discipline, this practice will allow us greater productivity in all aspects of daily life, since, as we carry out the planned activities, the results will be better, greater and in the established time. It should be noted that this author focuses his strategy on productivity, ie the ability that must have the individual to concentrate on a task to do and complete it, for him the action is the key to success supported by determination! I will do it! So there is nothing left but to say "Let's swallow that toad", every day, every morning, let's not think about it so much, time is short, life is short and success awaits us.