Do you want to know how to change your life in 30 days? It all comes down to reevaluating your current habits and routines. Building good habits is everyone’s dream. But it is not as easy as it seems. When you choose to change for the better, you need to prepare yourself to stick to it for a long time.
Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to let go of bad habits and build good habits. Old habits die hard, so they say. Therefore, when you commit to making that change, you have prepared yourself for the worst.
But if you are willing to change, anything is possible.
Whether it is adopting a habit you truly admire, changing bad habits, or building better ones, the best first step is acceptance. When you know that it won’t be easy, then you have prepared yourself for what’s to come.
There are a handful of ways you can build better habits and get rid of bad ones. If you are looking at...
Do you often feel like you're losing control of your day? When you wake up, you make a plan. You want to get so much done, but as soon as you start, you find yourself distracted by all the things around you. Your focus is low, and you fail to identify what is genuinely a priority task. For some, it might just be another case of procrastination.
How do you regain control of your time? There is no one-size-fits-all kind of strategy when it comes to increasing productivity. But there is one simple rule that can make it all work out. If you want to be more productive, then keep your list of things-to-do simple. You won't work well when there is a lot on your list.
When you simplify your list, you are prioritizing what should come first and what should come next. When you simplify, you are dedicating enough time for the things that should be considered essential. When you simplify, you allow yourself to make a plan that works well for you.
Do you have a problem with wanting to do everything? Although this may be possible, it is also something you must carefully consider.
You can do whatever you want to do. Nobody can stop you. But then again, should you do everything you want all at once? Isn’t focusing your attention on one thing at a time more effective than dividing your attention amongst several things? Is there anything you can do to help improve your focus?
What does it mean to achieve complete focus? It is not just about being able to do and finish everything you want. It is also about exploring the things that you can be.
In a world where you can be anything, you should focus on becoming someone of whom you can be proud. Wanting to do a lot of things in a day can be fulfilling but exhausting at the same time. You may feel good when you can tick as many items in your to-do list for the day as you did; however, you are also drained of your...
How do you use the time you have in your hands? Time management strategies only become effective when you choose to commit to them. However, that can be easier said than done.
You can choose to be efficient, or you can choose to go through every day with disorganized thoughts. You could choose to focus your time on tasks that are considered high-value, or you could choose to waste your day being distracted and not completing anything.
The choice is always yours.
You are free to do what you want to do. Perhaps the only question left to ask is this: do you have control of your time?
In order to start accomplishing things, you have to eliminate everything that is keeping you from being productive. When it comes to effective time management, the goal should always be to put yourself in control of your time. How you want to spend it should always be a decision you make for yourself.
What does it mean to have time for you? It takes...
Are you feeling overwhelmed with life? Are you experiencing work overload? Do you feel like if one more thing comes your way, you may fall apart? Modern life is rife with tasks that need to be done immediately, even more so than our parents. Technology has kept us connected to our work, social media has kept us glued to our screens, and everyday tasks keep us on our toes. While we can solve these issues, we can also find goodness in the disorder.
First, we must identify why we are overwhelmed. This not an exhaustive list, but definitely some of the most common causes. If your particular issue isn’t listed, the solutions, later on, will more than likely help you anyway.
Studies show that those who are overworking at their vocation or within their homes are at a higher risk for heart attack, heart disease, and general misery. Signs of overwork can show up in several different ways such as anxiety, depression, decreased...
Are you holding yourself back from doing meaningful work because of your fears? Fear, apprehension, and uncertainty can stop you from pursuing the things you really want. Maybe you're afraid to stand out. It's possible you're scared of failure. You may be fearful that if you make a decision, you may make the wrong ones, and you'll end up regretting them.
We all feel this way at some point in our lives. Most of the time, we're just afraid that we're never going to be good enough. Even if we want to push ourselves out of our comfort zone so we can pursue meaningful work, we find ourselves not being able to take another step towards the direction that we want to pursue.
When we're afraid, we tend to distract ourselves or procrastinate. We hide behind the things that bring us comfort like playing games, going shopping, watching movies, indulging in social media, or eating junk food. And then at the end of the day, we would feel terrible for failing to do...
Your high school years, they say, are the happiest years of your life. But college is different because that's when you learn what real life is about.
Wise sayings about life lessons are within arms reach while you are a student in college. You meet new people from all walks of life. You are exposed to the reality of life, and your professors are endless fountains of wisdom. Your college life will make you see the ups and downs of living, and that not everything comes easy.
If you're not used to different types of people, you may first find them annoying. However, when you get used to having them around, you end up treating them as your best buddies you want to keep for life.
Perhaps the most amazing thing about college life is that it teaches you that pain can bring about something good in the world. Every pain gives a lesson, and that's one lesson that you want to keep until you grow old. It will be your constant reminder that...
While it may be everyone's goal to eat healthy so that they can improve their lives, they are dealing with forces far greater than they imagined.
Who doesn't want to get that toned, healthy body, right? And yet, no matter how hard you try, it seems impossible to get healthy. You can't help but compare yourself to others. How come others who have tried the diet and exercise routine you did lost weight? Did they exert more effort than you?
Why are they blessed to have that athletic, well-toned body? Frankly, there's no magic wand you can wave or some weird secret. Perhaps understanding the forces that work against you is the first step to unlocking the mystery. When you know what you are up against, it is easier to find a way to move around it.
At the beginning of every year, everyone says they will try to keep a healthier diet in the coming year. They promise to try to do better. They begin by looking for an example of a balanced diet....
How do you set your personal goals? If you're like most people, you have dreams and aspirations that you want to achieve in your life. But goal setting is not just about thinking of what you want. It should also be about finding fulfillment in learning and the joy of the journey.
When you are setting for your goals, you should do so intentionally. This means that you put your heart and soul into it. Thinking of your goals should also mean aligning every decision with what you are passionate about. You don't want to work towards something that you hate; that is far from being mindful at all.
Think about your values, consider your strengths, and ultimately think about your priorities in life. Take it as a journey in itself. For example, when planning a trip to your dream destination, you make a list of the different things that you need for the journey, a list of all the places you want to visit on your trip, a list of sights to see, the budget you need for each one, and the...
You may be all too familiar with the problem that is procrastination. It’s something we all struggle with from time to time. But how can we effectively overcome procrastination so we can be more productive? You may have tried dealing with this problem before but found that nothing seems to work. Before we delve into the steps to beat procrastination, let’s first attempt to understand the causes of procrastination.
When you’re about to procrastinate, you are presented with two choices: immediate or delayed gratification. What does this mean? With instant or immediate gratification, you can do what’s convenient and comfortable now and then do your task later. With delayed gratification, you start working on your tasks and then choose to reward yourself once you’re finished.
For many of us, it’s more tempting to set things aside and do whatever it is that needs to get done later. You may...