A tip my running coach always tells me is to stop getting caught up trying to make up for lost days as I will only end up injuring myself; rather, to optimize the days left before the race.
Being out of town this week, I can’t help but let the lack of output - work, this project, and running - get to my head. But replaying this advice helped me stay focused and make use of what I have left this week.
In psychology, this is called loss aversion - the bias of placing greater value in avoiding a loss than getting an equivalent gain.
Whether it is making up loss time in work, exercise, nutrition or relationships - we need to be aware of this bias and re-frame the question to how best to optimize whats left (time & resources).
When do you catch yourself ‘making up for lost days’ and how do you re-frame the situation? Comment below 👇💭
1) Be aware of when you get frustrated over lost time / resources
2) What caused you to lose it? Learn from it
3) What time / resources do you have left?
4) How best can you optimize it for your specific goal?
5) Re-create / iterate your plan based on this update
6) Execute 👊💯