Sometimes, life doesn’t go as planned and it can make us feel sad, disappointed and like we can't get our stuff together.
We’ve all been there at some point. But the good thing is that you can get your life together, starting with following and sticking to a few simple concepts.
“Organization isn't about perfection; it's about efficiency, reducing stress and clutter, saving time and money and improving your overall quality of life.” - Christina Scalise
Life becomes less complicated when you’re organized and plan the day ahead. Why is that so? It makes it easier for you to manage and get through your day if you know who you are meeting, where you are going, what you are doing, etc.
People often say that organization is key to success and that’s true! Being organized and planning the day ahead can help you identify and highlight what’s important. It makes things less stressful for you because you are aware and you know which tasks or activities need to get done first.
This makes you feel in control, less overwhelmed and more productive and effective throughout the day, because you can accomplish one task after the other. And when you do it this way, your focus, effort and attention is on the task at hand, meaning you get better outcomes because your mind is not all over the place.
To help you stay organized, we recommend you to use a planner where you can collect your thoughts, highlight daily to-do lists and schedules.
"When you can't find the sunshine, be the sunshine. " - Unknown
Take some time out of your day to reflect and write down the things you are grateful for in a gratitude journal. This activity will help you cultivate an attitude of gratitude and keep track of all the things you are thankful for, even if you’re having a bad day.
Sometimes it's easy to feel overwhelmed when things don’t work as planned and everything seems to go wrong. One way to bounce back from a bad day is by creating your own sunshine.
The reality is that life is not always rainbows and butterflies. But you can still make the best of a horrible day by staying positive and bringing your own sunshine along.
Whether you are focused on personal or professional success, achieving balance between these two is important to live a happier, healthier, more productive life.
However, there is no one-size-fits-all approach for this one! The important thing here is you know your priorities in life (whether at work or play) and know when and what concessions are to be made.
Also, remember that it’s okay if your priorities change over time. Disruptions in priorities and preferences happen. That's just how life works! Our needs change as we grow and mature and we should accept and embrace each stage of our life as it comes.
There’s nothing wrong with letting go of the old to make way for the new in order to adjust to our evolving needs/wants and maintain balance.
"Let today be the day you give up who you've been for who you can become". - Hal Elrod
You’ve probably written a list of new year’s resolutions but end up falling back into your old, unhealthy habits. It feels bad, right? When that happens, don’t beat yourself up too much but use the guilt, shame, disappointment and other negative emotions to better yourself.
Remind yourself that it’s okay to start all over again and that resolutions can be made any time, not just new year. To make it easier for you to build healthier habits, don’t complicate it.
Keep it simple and stick to a few at a time. Then commit to it, keep track of your progress and celebrate your wins (no matter how big or small).
If one of your goals is to lose weight, then motivate and encourage yourself to hire a fitness coach, eat right, exercise more and make other lifestyle changes. It’s going to be hard. But it’s going to be worth it if you stay consistent.
Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in negativity and lose sight of our goals. Take a breath, go to a quiet place and spend time setting yourself clear goals and the steps you can do to stay on track and attain these.
And since nobody is perfect, remind yourself that it’s okay to get distracted. When you find yourself doing that, re-evaluate as often as you need. You can also ask for help from an accountability partner (a trusted friend, colleague or family member) who shares a goal that you want to achieve.
They can hold you accountable and bring you back on track.
That’s it for now. I hope these tips provide you with valuable insights that will help you get your life together.
August 8, 2022
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