You know those people that look like they have it all together? Always happy and seems to be on top of everything? Maybe it’s a big cover…or maybe they’ve mastered their routine to set themselves up for success. That could be you!!
When we take care of ourselves, do the right things to make our lives smoother, we are able to spend more time and energy on the things that matter. Instead of just trying to keep our heads above water. Today I will point out 3 areas that we have control of to make life more pleasant for ourselves and everyone we interact with.
Having a clean and neat space feels so good- doesn’t it? Everything is organized and has its place, you know where it all is.
Take a day to organize your home:
-put away that laundry
-donate/toss those old things you forgot you had
-wipe down your bathroom
-make your bed
-avoid letting dishes pile up
-go through all that mail!
I guarantee you’ll experience a much more peaceful tone and you’ll actually want to spend time at home, in your kitchen, in your room, at your desk AND be more productive.
Along with environment, look around and notice who you surround yourself with. You are the product of the people you spend the most time with. So choose to spend your time with productive, happy, creative, active, curious, encouraging, smart, and playful people…you won’t regret it.
We all have the same 24 hours in a day, what we do with them is on us. Yes, we’re all busy and work, we take care of ourselves and our families, etc, etc. However, building time into your daily routine will allow you to power through your day and prepare yourself for the next one/next week/next month!
Here are some ways that I prepare ahead of time:
-pick out my clothes the night before
-set a day to go food shopping
-cook meals a couple days in advance
-keep a calendar with appts and events
-within that calendar, find times to workout/move each day
-have a set bedtime to allow myself 7-8 hours of sleep every night
I’m not the best “on the spot” person. I don’t tend to well when I’m unprepared (like many others),so I do my best to avoid letting that happen. Even if it means I’m missing out on what seems like a fun night out, waking up feeling refreshed and ready is much more important to me.
Without the right mindset, none of this is going to make your life smoother, it might even cause some stress. Realize that it’s common to feel in over your head when trying to get organized or set yourself up with a new routine. The routine may not stick right away or may be challenging to maintain
-be kind to yourself
-take baby steps when implementing new techniques
-know that you’re putting time in now for less stress later
-if other people can do it, so can you
-don’t forget to breathe
There are a million different ways you can set yourself for success, however that looks for you. Whether you’re preparing for a long work week or a first date or just trying to get out of the door on time for work, people can tell when you’re well put together and feeling your best. Take the time to do the little things that add up to big things later.
#funfact: Oxnard, CA has over 20 miles of coastline!! Which beach shall we go to?!