The Mañana Effect
Hey, I want to talk to you about a concept I heard the other day on a podcast. And it is the Mañana Effect. Now, if you know anything about Spanish, manana means tomorrow. And we typically always go into our life and we’re like, “Oh, we’ll put this off tomorrow,” or manana,” right? “Mañana, mañana, mañana, we’ll put it off tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow.” What we could do today, we put off until tomorrow.
Well, I’d have you consider this during this downtime if you will. That we should try to take the Mañana Effect and switch it around. So take whatever you are going to normally do in your daily life and put it off until tomorrow, and do it today. So take some action, do it today. And then the things that are stressing you out right now with everything going on, let’s put that off till tomorrow.
So let’s use the Mañana Effect, let’s just flip it around. So if you’re going to work on a big project at work and you didn’t have time to do it, do it today. Put the stress off until mañana. If you’re going to reach out to a family member or a close friend and you’ve been putting off for a while, do it today. Take some action towards it and put the stress and everything else off until mañana. So flip that around. Use the mañana principle that we always push everything off until tomorrow. But take that thing and do it now and take the stress and on the anxiety and everything else that we’re feeling, and let’s put that off until tomorrow. And then tomorrow, get up and do it again.