Perseverance is one of those life skills or traits that will serve you well throughout life. We all face challenges on a regular basis and have times in our lives when it’s important to be able to persevere.
It’s not something you want to practice when the going gets tough. Instead, it’s something you want to work on regularly so you’re good at persevering when you hit a rough patch.
Establish A Routine
A great way to get in the habit of perseverance is to start with a few simple tasks and then practicing them daily. I’m talking about a routine. Think about your day and your week and the tasks you have to do regularly.
This could be at work or at home, or even better, both. Come up with a regular routine and get in the habit of following it without fail.
Not only will it be great practice for perseverance, it will also make your life easier and help you get more done.
Make A To-Do List
For anything that doesn’t fall into your daily and weekly routines, create to-do lists. Start the night before and list anything and everything you need to get done the next day.
Add to your list throughout the day as needed and cross off the things you get done. Do what you can to get through your list each day.
While finishing each task on your list isn’t always an option, don’t get in the habit of putting things off just because you don’t feel like doing them. Get done what you can and transfer the rest to tomorrow’s list.
You know you should exercise regularly. Here’s one more great reason to motivate you to get it done. Use the habit of getting some form of exercise each day as an “exercise” (pun intended) in perseverance. What a great way to multi-task and accomplish two important things at once. As an added bonus the exercise will help you stress less and increase your focus to get through your routine and your daily to-do list.
As with almost anything else in life, practice makes perfect. As mentioned earlier, you don’t want to find yourself in a position of needing to be good at perseverance. Instead practice now, get good at it and you’ll be ready for whatever life throws at you. As an added bonus you’ll find yourself living a fuller and more satisfying life and of course all that daily exercise is good for your health too. If that’s not a win-win situation, I don’t know what is.