Bringing yourself to a better understanding of how to organize your life.
It sounds silly. It sounds ridiculous. I must say, if somebody would have said that to me 5 er so years ago, I would have probably not been able to even grasp the concept of what it meant. There are plenty of days where I feel like I have absolutely no idea where to start or what I am suppose to be doing. Honestly I wish my schedule would fill in itself and I could just go through and follow step by step. Unfortunately it does not work that way. Unfortunately we must gather as much information as possible and guess where to fit it all in. Lost, messy, overwhelming, I refuse to live the rest of my life believing every single day has to feel that way. Feeling buried, feeling there is no way out. Life shouldn’t feel that way, whether it appears to be or not.
In reality, if it feels that way, then there is room for improvement. You have to start somewhere. The first step is realizing you need a change, or a type of change. The second gets much more complicated. What now? Where do I go from here? I am scared, But I was not given a spirit of fear. So what now?….
- First; Cut yourself some slack. You are one person. Which means it will take you longer to get done what needs done. So stick with it no matter what. You may only be one person, but you are not alone.
- Second; If you haven’t done so yet, its wise to get out some paper and write a list of areas in your life that need work. Any size of work, but just areas that need help. Not asking you to write an in depth report on yourself, just bullet point your “issues”.
- Third; Reflect. Put time into brainstorming how to make things easier. Doing research on the different areas is a good place to start reflecting. It will help us understand each area a little better and maybe help us get a decent idea on how\where to begin.
I have stated a few of my goals in earlier articles, and some small research about each one. This part of the process is not a short one. It takes time and effort. It will also take some thought and thinking; Sorry to break it to you. One step at a time, look at that though, you made it to the forth step already.
- Forth; Buy a notebook for thoughts and research. I took it one step further and bought a folder, sticky notes and all the fixens. I would like to take this serious even though some days I feel silly about it.
For today we will stop at four. We need to start small and since we are jumping into this feet first we must pace ourselves. April will be our month of “Organizational Skills”. No matter where are goals lie, no matter how many goals we make, no matter any of the things that will come out of this whole experience; We must first learn better organizing skills before we can begin to fully conquer every task that comes our way.
Examples of goals\problem areas; Being a better parent, Working more efficiently at your job, losing weight, breathing better under pressure, taking better care of your home, putting time towards your hobbies, gaining skills needed in different aspects of your life as a whole. The examples are endless. Do not ever feel “dumb” about the goal\area you decide you want to work on right now in your life. At least you are pursuing a better life for you and your family. That is the only thing that should matter.
I believe you can do this. Which is funny cause I have never been able to believe in myself very well. This takes believing in yourself. It is something I hate, but it is necessary. You can do it, you need to believe that you can. Say it out loud to yourself EVERY DAY.
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