Its all about prioritizing. When you have many things to achieve during one day, it helps to have it organized in a fashion that is conducive to your behavioral patterns. I constantly need visual cues in order to achieve all my goals in one day. Sometimes, when I get behind however things seem to snowball out of control and I almost have to start fresh or feel like giving up.
These setbacks in progress can be frustrating, and lead to poor decision making. To overcome this, I have tried to develop healthy outlets for stress. Any activity which engages the body physically can become a venue for stress removal from the body. The carpenter works with wood, the welder with fire and metal, basically any skill can become an outlet to channel the frustrations of the day/week/month into something constructive. For many of us, the gym is becoming our outlet, and a way to help track what we are producing we can create our own visual mementos including pictures and videos of before and after fitness plans. Visual imagery is only one way to elicit change however, some may benefit from audio support, or even olfactory (scented workout rooms anyone?) stimuli to help create strong mind body connections. These connections will help keep you focused on pushing forward, and avoid getting trapped in the two day to two week cycle.