Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Who needs a psychiatrist when you have Google?!

Seriously, the last few weeks I have felt completely overwhelmed with everything! Nothing is really wrong in any aspect of my life, there are just so many things I want to accomplish, and I want them all to happen right now! So what do I do...I Google: How to get your life together...and to my surprise I came across a pretty great article called "7 ways to get your life together" (cheesy, right?) but some of it actually made sense! I thought I would share it with your guys! The original article can be found here!

Life can be overwhelming, especially when there is a lack of structure or balance (sounds familiar). From working long hours to attempting to manage a social life, our health, relationships, and mental well-being may sometimes go under-nourished. While we may not immediately see the destruction, in the long-run this can prove detrimental to all aspects of our health. We begin looking older than we should, feeling fatigued from an overwhelmed mind, and are even in a constant state of PMS outside of our normal ‘time of the month’ (Truth.).
So what’s a woman to do when she’s on a path to creating the life she wants but finds it hard to manage it all? Of course we all have to figure out what works best for us individually, but here are 7 ways to help you begin the process of getting your life together.

De-Clutter Your Mind
If you always feel as if you have twenty things to do and only twenty minutes to do them, it’s time to decrease your load. Attempting to tackle too many things at once, all of which seem equally important can become overwhelming. An overwhelmed mind usually results in procrastination or not performing to the best of your ability. Choose a few days to catch up on all the things that are overdue. Or be proactive and work on tasks before their actual due date. This way you won’t always feel as if you’re playing catch up. This feeling alone is overwhelming.

De-Clutter Your Surroundings
From your home to your workspace, it’s important to rid your surroundings of clutter. Sometimes clutter around us creates clutter in our minds. Attempt to get organized and make it a priority to stay organized. This will require discipline, especially if you’ve become accustomed to clutter.

Take Inventory
Oprah said it best, “You Can Have It All, Just Not All At Once.” Basically, you can’t do everything at once and can’t have all of the things you want, all at the same time. Take inventory of the things you devote your attention to. Decide if those tasks or people are deserving of your attention at the moment.
If you have people in your life that are causing you a lot of drama, then stop associating with them. Some people just suck out all our energy and don’t give anything back. Those may be the people that need to be checked off of your inventory list. Some people and things aren’t deserving of your attention.

Allow Moments For Relaxation
Every day take a few moments to sit and breath. Relaxation is important to a peaceful mind. Figure out what helps you relax and devote time each day to just that. Everyone needs some form of relaxation to revert to daily. Figure out what yours is, and ensure that you indulge in this relaxation daily, if only for a few minutes.

Develop A Routine
Success, progress, productivity, and everything in between is a habit. You are what you do daily. Develop a routine and stick to it. Routines may life a bit easier.

Keep Motivation Nearby
Whether it’s listening to a Beyonce power-mix Adele21 or browsing through a book of affirmations, whatever motivates you, keep it close when you need that extra pick-me up. We all need daily motivation; if you can’t muster it up inside of yourself, make sure you’re equipped with something that brings it out for you.

Learn To Say No
Sometimes we are the cause of our own distress. We take on other people’s projects and problems when we could have set boundaries in the beginning or simply said no. Sometimes intentional, and other times unintentional, people will ask too much out of us. Learn to say no, not now, or never.

A few of these I think will be very helpful in finding balance in my life. I want so many things (Sell a house, Buy a new house, lose 50 pounds,Save several thousand dollars for NYC, Pay off debt), and I want it done in 4 months! I have to get real, and prioritize what's most important right now, and realize I can have it all...in time!
I hope you're all having a great week! I seriously feel like a slacker blogger lately, there are just a million things going on! 

5 comments:

Kyndall said...

I needed this today... Thanks! Also to add to the 7 things... create a list of To Do's.. the feeling of checking something off is wonderful! See you soon.

Michelle (michabella) said...

Lacey!!! I SO NEEDED THIS TODAY!!!! THANK YOU!!!! <3

Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

LOVE This! Thanks for sharing! Life just gets so crazy sometimes!

Holly said...

This is such a great post Lacey! I'm with Kyndall above - to do lists. I couldn't live without my life planner. Making a daily or weekly to do list clears my mind and helps me relax.

Tiffany said...

Love this! New Follower =)

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