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We all have days where we feel like our lives are going nowhere and we are stuck in this rut of feeling sorry for ourselves. I get it. I’ve been there more times than I’d like to admit.
The thing about getting our life together is that it is a work in progress. That is why we have good days, and days where the only movement we make off the couch is to get up to answer the door for the delivery guy.
There are simple things that we can all make to make adulting suck just a little less, but to keep at it, we need to be motivated enough to get it together.
That is why I want you to think about your why. Why do you want to get your life together? Is it for your kids? For your demanding, but kickass career? Or to just feel like you have life figured out?
Our why plays a huge role in how motivated and excited we are about life. And that is why determining your why should be the first step you take towards getting your life together.
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8 WAYS TO GET YOUR LIFE TOGETHER- FAST
Have morning and nighttime routines
The simple step of creating a routine for the minute you get up, until the last moment before you sleep can have a huge impact on how your days pan out.
One of my favorite things to do at night is to get ready for the next morning. Why? Well, that frees up some of my morning time to either a) get to whatever it is in the morning that I choose to do or b) to sleep in some more because I know that I don’t need to be scrambling to find that one shirt that my closet seems to have devoured.
Having clear routines might take a few days to establish and not everybody will have the same routine, but even if you only choose to spray some lavender on your pillow for a night of better sleep, that will become your routine and something to look forward to during the day!
Have clear goals and revisit them regularly
The purpose of goals is to get us excited for achieving something we’d wanted to do. Sure, we can do a bunch of things we’d dreamed of doing, but unless we set it as a clear goal and set an action plan to achieve that goal, it might take us aaaaages to actually achieve it.
You don’t really want that, do you?
Here’s a simple system for goal-setting: Take 30 minutes out of your day and have a brain dump. Write all the things you want to accomplish this week, in a matter of months, and in a matter of years. Then, think about what you need to do every day in order to achieve these goals. Revisit your plan regularly to make sure you’re on track, and that’s it!
The problem with goal-setting is that sometimes we forget what we have planned. That is why revisiting the strategies we’ve put in place keeps us accountable and reminds us of what we set out to do.
Learn how to be productive
Productivity is something we all struggle to keep at one point or another. After all, sometimes we’d just rather veg out on the couch and watch reruns of Friends all day. While I love doing that as much as the next person, it does waste our days if done consistently.
I used to be somebody who didn’t know how to be productive at all. I would bounce from one thing to the other without finishing it and take break after break from a task and then forget what I was doing in the first place. It was a mess.
Because I know how difficult it can be to ditch the old habits and be productive, I have found the perfect solution- The Ultimate Productivity Bundle.
In this bundle, you will find 5 eBooks, 14 e-courses and 26 printables, all compiled together in one place to help you finally become the most productive person you know.
You will find anything from multiple versions of daily planners (you have nine to choose from!), goal-setting planners and e-courses, home management e-courses, books, and planners, mindset and self-care planners and eBooks, productivity courses and eBooks, and time management eBooks, e-courses and eBooks.
I recently bought the bundle and can say that the amount of resources and knowledge you get for such a low price is absolutely insane! I’ve yet to go through everything and I’ve had my bundle for a month now!
If you would like to get your hands on The Ultimate Productivity Bundle, it is on sale now for $59.97 US with the cheatsheets, or $49.97 US without the cheatsheets. The whole bundle is valued $1506.90– so you are saving crazy money than if you had to buy everything separately!
Get your finances in order
Ah, the topic of money. I can feel you all grimacing as you read this.
Money is a tough thing to control. I know, because I’ve maxed out my credit cards on multiple occasions.
The good thing about this whole money dealio is that we don’t always have to suck at money. We can actually get good at managing our finances, saving, and sticking to budgets.
That doesn’t just come to us, though, we have to work on it. Remember when I was talking about goal-setting? Well, getting your finances in order should be one of your goals if you feel like you need to improve in that area.
You will need a plan of action. Calculate how much money you have coming in every month and take a portion out for savings right away (if you don’t have a lot of wiggle room for savings, take out as much as you can. Every little bit helps). Then, subtract all your monthly expenses (gas, groceries, bills), and the remainder of your money is what you can play with for the month.
Make it a goal to follow this every month and your finances should look much better in time. Of course, it helps if you have multiple income streams coming in, and that is why I am leaving links below on how you can do that, along with other saving posts I’d written.
Take care of your health
Health is wealth, and the older I get, the more that saying resonates with me. Hello, back pain at not even 30 years old. Nice to meet you.
We all know that we need to eat healthy foods, take our supplements, drink water and move our body. The issue a lot of us have is actually doing it. Maybe we don’t do what we’re supposed to be doing for our health because we don’t know exactly what it helps us with.
Well, according to Healthline, here are the benefits of living a healthy life: it controls weight, improves our mood, combats diseases (arthritis, depression, diabetes, types of cancers, among others), boosts energy and improves longevity.
For the past 2 months, I have been working out, making healthier food choices, drinking water like my life depends on it, and taking vitamins. You guys, it does work. I have seen a difference in my body, my mood, and my overall outlook on my health.
As much as you can, make healthier choices here and there. Ditch the soda for water. Walk the dog for 20 mins a day. Have more veg. Go to a workout class. Go to the club and dance your ass off. Do whatever you can to keep your body happy.
Plan your days out
Planning has got to be one of my favorite parts of the day. Especially at work, I like to have a plan of what exactly I’m supposed to be doing all day.
Having a nice planner works, and that is why The Ultimate Productivity Bundle is great, because it contains 9 planners for you to rotate around. You can have one for work, one for house chores, one for your blog, one for your whatever!
Every morning, write everything you need to do that day and tackle the big tasks first to get them out of the way. Then you can go into the smaller tasks, and make your way down your whole to-do list.
Planning your day can reduce stress, make you less likely to forget anything important, keep you productive, and keep you motivated throughout the day!
Plus, there is something so satisfying about ticking off things in your to-do list, that it almost makes it worth planning just to do that!
Declutter and clean your space
Getting your life together doesn’t just mean on the inside. We also have to get our surroundings together to reflect what we are working on internally.
Which is why de-cluttering and living in a clean space is important. How do you expect to get your life together if your mind is doing great, but your house/office/room is a mess? It doesn’t work that way.
Taking some time out of our week to get rid of things we don’t use anymore can have great benefits. For one, we’ll have more space for new stuff we actually will use. We also won’t have so many things cluttering our space.
There are many psychological benefits of decluttering. It improves concentration, lowers stress levels, boosts our mood, gets us creative and improves the quality of our sleep.
Take some time to get rid of what you don’t need, make your space look pretty and aesthetically pleasing to you, and you will feel so much better once you do so. Your days will flow a lot easier and you will thank yourself.
Make time for you
Last but definitely not least, to get your life together, you also need to take care of you. Once in a while, you should pause and take a break from all of life’s craziness, and focus on making yourself a priority.
Self-care is something that should be on everybody’s priority list! If you’re a busy bee, you can still make some time for self-care every day. Any amount of time is good, as long as at that time, it’s all about you.
If you’re short on time, anything small like playing a nice calming song, or putting on a face mask will do! It’s whatever makes you feel like you are taking care of yourself.
I am leaving links to all my self-care posts below for ideas on what you can do in your me-time if you need some inspiration!