I’m going to get my shit together. On Monday! Yes. Monday! Monday comes and thing continuous just as before. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. Time management can seem like an art form, but over the past week’s I have noticed that a few simple adjustments can do all the difference you need.
It can be a nasty habit, if you’re not aware of your procrastination things may even go more south than you intended. Don’t wait for Monday or whatever day to come. By changing our perspectives, removing that sense of resistance can assist us in not adding how we feel about the topic. Instead, just do it. Don’t think about how much you don’t want to, or how boring it is. Detach those emotions and you’ll see it wasn’t that bad once you’ve done it.
2. Social Media
Time has a tendency to just disappear whilst the endless scrolling. The fact that I lost track of time for over an hour of social media could scare me. The trick here is to be mindful, and aware of your social media usuag. Be honest with yourself, have you gone past attending to what you should be doing, because you were busy scrolling? By realising that social media was taking up too much time, being mindful helped me get back on track.
3. Comparing yourself with others
This one is dangerous, not only can you get caught in pointless thinking that eventually wont get you anywhere but you’ve also lost opportunity to get sh*t together. The sooner you realize that you should be yourself than someone else – the sooner you’ve won and made peace with a big issue many struggles with. Focus on you, what you have going on and what you want to improve and let others take care of themselves. Your main responsibility is you, and when we hour who we truly are – that’s when the magic happens. (and other start to tell you how much they like to be like you.
4 . Waiting for the right time
The only time you really have, is now. Yesterday is long gone and risking to sound too dramatic, tomorrow isn’t guaranteed. Stop beating the bushes and focus instead on what you need to do in order to get where you want to be. The difference between successful people and others are that successful people get up and make things happen. Even if they fall off track, they get back on. I
5. Waiting for the right time
The only time you really have, is now. Yesterday is long gone and risking to sound too dramatic, tomorrow isn’t guaranteed. Stop beating the bushes and focus instead on what you need to do in order to get where you want to be. The difference between successful people and others are that successful people get up and make things happen. Even if they fall off track, they get back on.
6 . Belittling yourself
Instead of repeating coulda’, shoulda‘ and woulda’ understand that you can achieve what you want. You deserve it. You actually deserve much more! However, a lack of self-love can create setbacks because if you don’t truly believe in yourself, who will? Cheer for yourself as you do for your best friends, be your own best friend. Don’t let negative thinking get the best of you, life is too short for that. Don’t you want to look back at your life and smile instead of repeating coulda’, shoulda‘ and woulda’?
7. Attending unnecessary meetings.
Practice the “Right to Decline” unneeded meetings. Not only business meetings, it can be meeting a friend or some social activity. Don’t be afraid to cancel, if you feel you’re going to feel bad whilst hanging out but only do it because of some sort of guilt – stop that asap. If you need time with yourself to relax, listen to your body. Don’t get caught up in un nessacary FOMO-thoughts. Each and one of us are different, meaning we’re wired and driven by different things and our lives have different needs.
8. One thing we all are promised
My uncle declared his bittersweet sadness for the fact that he has realized that life does not continue forever. He is +60 and loves life, he truly enjoys it and wants to continue exploring it, and the world. Regardless how we live it, we’re all promised one thing. I’m 33 year old, I have no idea how that happen, well actually I do but understand that a lifetime can swoop by without a blink of an eye. I don’t “feel” 33 but whenever I’m at a crossroad I press on the fast-forward button. Visualize what 60 year old Sara wanted to look back at her life and see. It gives perspective, heck I moved to LA just by pushing the button.
Photos by Chrystelle Eriksberger, edited by me