Without too much damage to the inside of your mind, we will brainstorm, put things down in writing, and relieve some stress.
So, you’ve read the overview and we’ve established an aching need to create more value out of your time. Okay, maybe you’re not aching, but I hope you are.
We’ll start with time management. We all know it solves a lot of problems and dramatically reduces stress. But what most don’t realize, is that what your mind imagine needs to be done, feels much bigger in the mind, than organized on paper or any app or device you use. So, take it out of your mind and put it on paper!
Why do we love the idea of writing things down, but don’t really want to? Depending on your perspective, journaling is either the most boring thing to do or a geeky usually pink journey. Meaning most women journal whereas men might not.
So, if your not the pink journal your heart away type, bullet your thoughts. No one said you needed to write a book. It’s individual. Just as long as you understand fully what you’ve journaled. You don’t want to come back to your notes and see some ambiguous bullets and say, “What?”
BRAINSTORM FOR ANSWERS
In the case of brainstorming over your daily activities, you’ve done the same things every day for too long now. Every day! It’s like a boring bell. Not that you don’t enjoy what you do, or that you resent it, but what’s there to brainstorm? What’s there to put on paper? You don’t need to; you have it in your head like an Egyptian engraved stone.
It’s a matter of being too close to the forest to see the trees. So, it doesn’t matter if you’ve got your whole live schedule memorized, you need to write it out.
Okay, so you already know what to do, making this pretty easy to grasp. The facts are, most women or men who do too much and never prioritize themselves do not lack motivation or ingenuity. They simply leave themselves out.
So, first, we’ll set out some ideas and learn how to make a proper plan with a full strategy. And of course, we start by sorting things into levels of importance with six categories.
- Urgent: to do now
- Less urgent: things to schedule out
- Less urgent: things to delegate
- Passion: things to explore to prioritize myself
- Things you’re not sure of
- Wasteful: things to stop doing
Here’s your first assignment. It’s easy. Just put about 20 minutes into it and don’t overthink it. The idea is having fun while we learn.
Bucket List Project: write down all the things you would enjoy doing for yourself. That means everything, even silly stuff. Just because you write doesn’t mean you have to do it. Below are examples to help brainstorm.
As you do this first exercise, you might start feeling guilty about all the things you want for yourself. Don’t go there! You’re just making a list, it doesn’t have to happen, it’s just a list.
- Learn how to meditate
- Learn to relax to read, write, or just not think!
- Get involved in a community self-improvement program
- Manage your money better so you can have more fun or take family vacations
- Train for a marathon
- Take a cooking course
- Learn yoga and mediation
- Get a higher education
- Take a bubble bath
- Go out with friends
- Volunteer at your children’s school
- Eat better meals
- Drink less coffee maybe less wine
- Meet your spouse or partner for lunch
- Have real date nights on the calendar
- Start your own business
- Write a book
- Get a promotion
Also, write down in your notes, one area you feel needs immediate attention and imagine not only how you will solve the issue, but how your life will benefit from it.
An example would be: I will hire a house cleaner to free my weekends and the benefit is: I’ll have time to do some reading and spend more time with my family.
PRIORITIZING SOLVES MOST PROBLEMS IN YOUR LIFE
Do you ever daydream about taking time for yourself? You feel like there’s more to life and years are slipping by? Usually with these feelings follows a sense of disorganization. It’s natural. Learning to trust but not fear these feelings is helpful, as we always know what we need deep down. These feelings usually have truth to them.
Have you ever felt a sense of doom creeping in late Sunday afternoons? The weekend is coming to an end. The reality of Monday sparks a bit of stress and uncertainty thinking about the upcoming “to-do list” for the new week. This kind of worry actually robs you of the present moment and the happiness remaining in the day.
Obviously, you like to be that person who enjoys the fullness of life, where you create more value out of your time. But you need some help to actually prioritize yourself, your health, and get the things you want in life. That’s okay. Many have been there.
If your goal is to prioritize love, find or develop a relationship, a relationship expert will first, evaluate your physical and mental health. Then question your self-confidence, and self-worth with an in-depth look at how you prioritize your true desires.
In all of my experience of working with people’s romantic lives, I’ve seen love turn around just by prioritizing themselves, there’s one truth in looking for love:
The relationship you have with yourself predicts your success with another.
If you’re an executive and you’re struggling between family and career, or battling the office semantics, again, prioritization around evaluations of your physical and mental health will align with prioritizing you into the areas you are comfortable and uncomfortable in, in other words, your strengths and weaknesses are evaluated first. If you’re a cancer survivor, same same, there are no areas in your life that don’t start with evaluating you, what you do, how you do it, and why, “prioritizing you” is important
And good time management puts everything into place while reducing that stress.
Just writing a strategic plan out increases your productivity and lowers stress.
Well, you already know what to do, so this will be pretty easy to grasp. The facts are, most women or men who do too much, are always working, and never prioritize themselves, are not lacking in motivation or ingenuity. They simply leave themselves out.
So, evaluating the psychology of you and why you are in the mess of not taking care of yourself will come soon. But, before we go deep, first, we’ll set out some ideas and learn how to make a proper plan with a full strategy. I’ve discovered that learning how strategies work help organize the psychology of you easier when we get to it.