Getting your shit together requires a level of honesty you can’t even imagine. There’s nothing easy about realizing that YOU are the problem and YOU have been holding yourself back from being successful.
If you’re ready to make some changes, let me help! Once you start being honest with yourself the hard part is over.
1. 𝕎𝕒𝕜𝕖 𝕦𝕡 𝕖𝕒𝕣𝕝𝕪
The most successful people go to bed early and wake up an hour before they need to be up. Spend that hour first thing in the morning pouring into yourself.
The first hour of your day sets the tone for your entire day. Spend it planning your day, read a book, devote time to God, or exercise!
2. 𝕄𝕖𝕒𝕝 𝕡𝕝𝕒𝕟
We can’t plan exactly how each day will turn out, therefore having meals planned for the days that don’t go according to plan is a lifesaver.
As much as I hate meal planning, I hate having to spend my morning trying to figure out what I will feed my family for dinner more!
Journaling is beneficial for so many different reasons. Journaling reduces stress, is great for mental health, gives you a chance to release negative thoughts, as well as it helps differentiate one day from the next.
4. ℂ𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕥𝕖 𝕒 𝕓𝕦𝕕𝕘𝕖𝕥
Money can be stressful especially during a pandemic. Creating a budget will allow you more control over your spending habits.
Budgeting can be overwhelming so make sure when creating a budget not to set yourself up for failure. Open an additional savings account and work this into your budget. Be consistent with adding to your savings to reduce the stress of financial burdens that may blind side you.
5. ℂ𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕥𝕖 𝕙𝕖𝕒𝕝𝕥𝕙𝕪 𝕖𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕙𝕒𝕓𝕚𝕥𝕤
Eating the foods your body needs will give you the fuel you need to be productive throughout your day.
Junk food makes us sluggish and less productive while also adding calories most of us don’t want or need.
Creating an exercise routine is not only good for your physical health but also for mental health.
Exercise will also reduce stress and improve sleeping habits. Getting a full nights rest will make a morning routine a piece of cake!
7. ℙ𝕝𝕒𝕟 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕕𝕒𝕪
I personally enjoy journaling at night to help me unwind from my day. I use this time to also get a plan together for the following day. It makes life so much easier.
Start with your bigger, more dreaded tasks to get them out of the way early. This will assist those of you like myself who forget anything that’s not on my list 😜
8. 𝔾𝕖𝕥 𝕠𝕣𝕘𝕒𝕟𝕚𝕫𝕖𝕕 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕣𝕚𝕕 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕝𝕚𝕗𝕖 𝕠𝕗 𝕔𝕝𝕦𝕥𝕥𝕖𝕣
Y’all we don’t realize how much stress clutter adds to our life. Start in your kitchen and toss anything that you don’t use but might use one day.
Everything should have a place in your home and if it doesn’t have a place YOU DON’T NEED IT!! We are all guilty of having a closet full of clothes and we may wear a handful of them. Donate them to someone who needs them cause baby, you don’t!
9. 𝔾𝕖𝕥 𝕔𝕠𝕞𝕗𝕠𝕣𝕥𝕒𝕓𝕝𝕖 𝕤𝕒𝕪𝕚𝕟𝕘 ℕ𝕆
This can be a hard one. Make time for what is beneficial to you and your family. If it’s not going to add value to your life socially, financially, mentally, physically, or emotionally then learn to say no.
Saying no to something you don’t want to do allows you to say yes to yourself. Let that sink in.
10. 𝕄𝕒𝕜𝕖 𝕥𝕚𝕞𝕖 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣𝕤𝕖𝕝𝕗
All it takes is 30 minutes a day. Take time to unwind. Time to reflect on your day.
Taking the time to take care of yourself physically and mentally is very important, yet usually the most overlooked. We feel selfish taking time to ourselves. It’s 2021 sister, those days are over. Self care is a priority!!