Hello people how are you all doing? For today’s post I decided to help you all get your life together and why am I posting about it is because I obviously have mine so put together and fine. Well, I m not that perfect but yeah I keep bettering myself every day. Take my advice if you’re truly in need of it. I cannot do well if I don’t really know how things are gonna go for me throughout the day. I just need to have a little bit of organization in my life in order to feel calm and put together. Basically, I love to have things under control. If you’re someone like me who loves an organized life or someone who needs a little organization in their life then keep reading. Now that I have explained enough for the intro let’s get right to the tips. I m not gonna lie but I m at a pretty good spot in my life right now and I feel very on top of this organization game and that is why I m here to share 10 tips that will hopefully help you all get your life together.
Let’s start with tip number one and that is to be completely honest with yourself because if you will not be honest with your life you are not doing any good. It’s really important to find where your problems are. As a human we tend to go through a lot of problems in life which includes feeling uninspired, being unhappy, feeling unmotivated and low. Whatever it is it’s important for you to figure it out. What is the issue? Why are you feeling that way? What is the reason behind you feeling unmotivated? Clear your mind about all bad habits and things like procrastinating, sleeping through your alarms, extending things to the very last day, not working out, not eating healthy etc etc. Best way to make yourself aware of all your bad habit is to just sit down and write about everything (little or big) that distracts you from achieving your goals. If you’re not good in terms of socializing count it in too. If you’re working on improving your relationships with people around you add that too whether it be growing amount of good people in your life or getting rid of the bad ones write everything down. Clarify everything in your mind that way you will understand where are you going wrong, what is lacking in your life and where you need to put more efforts. So sit down close your eyes, take a deep breath and think about what is that you’re working towards in your life and what is actually you need to be doing right now. You will never be able to fix your problems if you don’t define them in your mind.
After being honest with yourself the second tip that you need to focus on is How to get Inspired? now, this is the most amazing but funniest step to get your life together. If you have no idea where is your life going? what are you doing? why your goals seems to be fading? why everything is falling apart or you are wasting a lot of your time doing nothing its time to get some true inspiration. When you have no idea what kind of life you are planning to live ahead, take a step back and look around you, find people that motivate you. Find that somebody that is living a life you have always dreamt of. Now don’t bring up jealousy into this, there is a huge difference between getting inspired and being jealous of someone. Don’t get envious to live a cool life in a bad way. All I mean is find out who is killing at living an amazing life around you or who do you look at and feel God Damn I wish I had that lifestyle, I wish I was that person doing those things. It could be anyone doing anything, you can also look into social media for some inspiration. There are so many amazing people living happy and content life in this world that you can get inspired by. Just gain some inspiration guys gain it from a person living your next door or from an amazing celebrity over the internet. Find that somebody and get inspired by his or her lifestyle. Set some goals and morals looking at that person. But first, figure out what kind of life you plan and wish to have. The best way to change your life is to write down all the things that you want to acquire in your life. There are two types of people in the world The Proactive and the Reactive ones. Don’t just sit back and watch your life flash before your eyes. Be proactive, go after your life and chase your dreams. Don’t pretend as you have no control over it, react to everything that is happening. Stop making excuses as you can find inspiration in life anytime you want it’s never too late.
Cultivate a Morning & Night Routine
The third tip would be to create and follow routines. I m a routine junkie I love them I love a good morning routine as well as a good night routine. I just love good and productive routines. We as people are creatures of habits so routine is a really good thing to cultivate. I have a very basic morning, evening and night routine that I can stick to regardless of what kind of day I would have ahead of me. My favorite routine though is weekend routine. I have picked two days Sat-Sunday out of the entire week to get all of my shit together and start fresh for the new week. Sunday routines for me are all about rejuvenating and restoring for the upcoming week. I will do laundry, clean my room, plan my meals, do market work, chill out with family, take a hot bath, do a face mask, read a book, watch a movie, plan out the entire week in advance and do everything that can help me get my life together and make a fresh start. Basically, I will do everything that gives my soul joy and makes my day happy. Weekend routine aka GYST day is my favorite of all.
Next thing to focus on cultivating and following routines is to sleep and wake up early. I never forget to include this point in such posts because it’s important anyway. I have noticed that whenever I follow my routine like sleeping and waking up on time I get more stuff done that day. It feels so amazing when you make most out of your time. I hate waking up early the reason being my bed loves me but I still try my best to wake up as early as possible. I feel more productive, more organized, more motivated and more energized when I wake up early. I do all important things plus the ones my heart desire. Getting up early versus late just sets tone for the day. When I wake up early I feel beautiful, the sun looks shiny, everything’s around me looks perfect, I feel like a perfect person and also I get to indulge in one of my most favorite breakfast bowls. It’s obvious for most of us that when we wake up late like around 9 or 10 we start hating everything around us aka we get into this BAD MOOD shit. Most of us feel what’s the point of doing the work we were doing when we have missed that important time slot. I mean half of the morning is gone now what am I left with. I will not do things that I was planning you do, most likely I would start procrastinating and that’s even worse. In order to wake up early, I would set 2 alarms for the morning. One alarm set 15 minutes before I actually need to get up just in case to warm up myself for the beautiful morning routine I have promised myself to follow. And then I will have my actual alarm set at a time I would finally wake up. It’s just a little tip that I use to get myself out of my bed because I sleep through my alarms like anything and most of the time it gets really really irritating. Not a pretty picture right but I m not a perfect person I believe in progress, not perfection. So yeah make two alarms if you need a little bit of help to get up early next morning.
Now that you have cultivated a good morning and night routine its time to cultivate small morning and night bedtime habits it will help you stay more organized as soon as you start your day and when you end it. You can add healthy habits to your morning or night routine whatever suits your soul. Do things like 10 min cleaning before bed, making the bed as soon as you wake up, reading a book before sleeping, having green tea, checking your planner for the next day, maintaining a gratitude journal, moving or rearranging things in your room, setting out your workout clothes for next day etc etc. Little healthy habits like these make your morning and night routine a bit easier and more organised.
Next tip that I would highly recommend you all to start from today and that is Planning. I love planning process it’s basically my favorite part of the day. I can plan the entire year in advance if I wish to but when it comes to doing it there is actually where my troubles come to life. But I have to keep myself motivated by saying “Stop thinking about it, Stop talking about it JUST DO IT”. We all fail at some point in life and get demotivated, the thing we are doing all wrong is thinking and thinking about crazy stuff. Don’t spend too much time thinking try and get more things done.Now I have divided planning into different categories. Obv planning is done for an enormous number of tasks. You plan your day, plan your routine, plan your meals, plan your studies etc etc. To make it short and understandable I have divided planning into 2:
Plan your meals
I live with my family and my mum cooks the lunch and dinner for us all so there is no point of planning out my meals. But I do plan my breakfast because it totally depends on me what I m craving for that day or I would say I want to give my day a healthy start. I plan my breakfast an evening before so that I can also go out for grocery shopping. So yeah I would recommend you all plan your meals in advance. Most people today do meal prep for an entire week and that is also a good thing because you can save a lot of your time to suit yourself.
Plan Your Day and Prioritize Your Tasks
Planning starts with a planner if you don’t own one buy a good one now or you can go for any type of organizational system you like. Planning your day is a key step towards having an organized life. You can use a physical planner or an online one anything your heart desire. Go for something that works best for you. I have dabbled in both for a little bit but I found that the physical planner works best for me. I can note down all the real stuff that is going on in my life on a piece of paper also I can block out time in my bullet journal for it to complete. I love making to-do lists for things that cant really be held accountable for a certain time. If your someone who is comfortable with online calendar google calendar will work best for you. Google calendar syncs with all your devices so you can manage your calendar on any device. If you don’t want to complicate things just maintain a normal calendar (physical or digital). It’s really easy to work on a calendar you are provided with enough space to write your tasks for the day. Start planning mark out important days, write important tasks that you want to complete, write goals you want to accomplish, birthdays to remember. Write anything and everything you want on a physical or online calendar. And that way everything will be right in front of you and under your control. Now all you need to do is focus and get those tasks completed. Making list and prioritizing tasks is the one best way to get most done throughout the day. Everything that is jumbled up in your brain gets it all out on a piece of paper and then figure out what to do with it. Sort it out, prioritize and get them completed. I like maintaining a daily to-do list as I have hell lot of stuff to get done throughout the day. They don’t need any fixed amount of time I can do all of them anytime I like. Its all about basics GIRL!!
Declutter, Declutter, and Declutter.
The most popular tip where most of us drop off is decluttering. If you are someone new at this and want to make a difference in your life start with Decluttering. Declutter your life, your room, your wardrobe, your digital devices everything. Declutter all the stuff that is not bringing joy and happiness to your life. Get rid of things that get you occupied and waste your time. There is nothing worse than having a ton of objects around you that you really don’t care for and that just brings your soul down. Chaotic life is a total mess trust me. There may be tonnes of things in your life to declutter. Sit down and make a list of all such things, this will help you get rid of them faster. Just ask a simple question to yourself before getting rid of something. Does it bring joy to your life? Do you use it daily? Is it really a necessity in your life? all those basic questions. If your answer is no for anything just toss it out I guarantee you won’t miss it ever.
Next, clean your workspace. Now your workspace can be anything from your entire room to just even a desk. Whatever you’re working with or working on making sure it’s organized because when you try and do things in an unorganized space and aura you’re gonna get unorganized thoughts. For me when my room is not tidy I cannot things straight so I like to clean my entire room often in order to keep my life together. For me when everything is all over the place I feel physically overwhelmed. I feel as if all this mess is burdening on me. Things like making your bed in the morning are such simple tasks it makes your room look so much nicer and organized. You feel productive a)you woke up early b) you made your bed at least you accomplished something as soon as the day started. That means you are off to a good start.
Self Care Routine
My next tip would be a general life tip and that is to spend less time on your phone and more in your self-care routine if you have 10 minutes to kill in between things you’re doing don’t grab your phone instead read a book, have a cup of green tea, meditate, do a happy dance, light a candle, take a walk and do all those little and big things that make your body happy. We always resort back to our phones any time we are free, Social Media is really a great thing for keeping up with people, getting inspired, learning new things etc etc. but it should not be a distraction for you. We all work hard and of course, we all need to take breaks. If you have accomplished a task than treat yourself with something good. Take a break if you’re starting to feel overwhelmed. I know I get overwhelmed easily especially since I make a todo list that carries a zillion of tasks and I get like OH My Gosh!! I don’t have enough time to do this and that. Don’t forget you have enough time to get things done if you start right. Not all work can be done in a day so when you feel stressed out take a break and relax your soul.
Digital Declutter & Break from Social Media
Now I will talk about 2 things in one tip. Digital declutter is as important as physical declutter. Store all the content on your computer into folders. And anything that you don’t need easy access to store it on a hard drive. Don’t forget always always backup your computer, laptop and cell phones this is the most important and crucial tip of all. If I lose my content by mistake I go crazy like insanely crazy. I cannot stress this enough so BACKUP guys.
There are many ways you can take a break from your social media and utilize your phone in a better way. We all have our phone next to us all day long so why not use it for a better purpose. I recommend you making use of the note app and the reminder app. They work as a lifesaver truly. If I think of something that I need to do or need to be reminded of when I m out and about I will make use of a reminder app. And using notes I will write down anything that comes to my mind or any task that I need to get done that day. It’s helpful for me because I get a lot of stuff running through my mind all day. Being a creative person I get a lot of ideas running through my mind and I don’t want to miss any single one of them so I would quickly add them to notes to work on later someday. All I wanna say is use anything productive from your phone to make a better use of it.
Just Do It Attitude
Make weekly goals. Put on tasks and goals that you really want to accomplish throughout the week, it could be learning new things, or bettering the older one. It will keep you motivated and on top of your tasks lists. Setting a goal for the week gives you some motivation to work towards. These goals can be about you, your work, your hobbies, your college, your Job anything. It can be anything from personal growth to picking up a new hobby. Just get more and more stuff done that your heart desires. And everything you are planning will only work if you have JUST DO IT attitude.
Don’t Pressurise Yourself
Don’t ever pressurize yourself with things you are doing. I know if you are a perfectionist like me you may feel a lot of pressure when doing daily tasks and living basic life. But try to take the pressure off yourself be proud that you accomplished some tasks, that you did your best at everything for the day even if you didn’t get every single thing done that was on your list for the day. If you try and manage to get at least one task done throughout the day trust me you had a productive day.
That concludes all of my tips on how to get your life together. I hope you guys will find this post useful and don’t forget at the end of the day it’s all about being practical and applying all these little tips and skills to your life. Just remember practice makes men perfect. Organisation is not something you are born with it’s something that you create within your life and grow with it.