It’s the second “New Year” of the year! Summer schedules are wrapping up, and ever since kindergarten, we’ve been programmed to reboot our lives in the middle of August. I’m surely not the only one who is feeling like I need to get back to better habits and routines. Implement these essential actions to start resetting today.
Every time I hear someone say, “I should” my shoulders cringe up. Words we use matter. We are all made differently. We have different habits and routines. What works for me, doesn’t work for you. Should implies obligation or duty and doesn’t give you action or power to improve your ways.
Just because your mom did it that way, doesn’t mean it’s the best way for you. Our habits are often formed based on how we were raised. We are either embracing the habits, intentionally trying to do things differently, or lost (and frustrated) in the shuffle. Which are you?
Use this simple cycle to change the behavior that’s been holding you back. A better morning routine, less distraction, more income producing work, squeezing in that workout or time to read. From big to small behaviors, we all have aspects of our work and life to improve.
Over 20 percent of American adults are chronic procrastinators, and most struggle with procrastination to some extent. Here are five proven actions to become more efficient with your time and change your habits.
The turn of the calendar year is the perfect time to reset. We all have habits to address and opportunities to unfold. I’ve complied a new year planning guide to help you determine what areas in your business or life can be refined in 2023 and a means to take action!
Amongst the joy is a busy season with not enough time to get it all done. We still only have 24 hours a day to get done what we need to and with extra expectations on the calendar, we need to be especially aware of how we spend our time. Stop making mistakes that waste your precious time! Know the holiday mistakes to avoid in order to enjoy the season, not just survive it.
In the morning I’m shoveling feed into cattle bunks. By 8:30a I’m cleaned up and on the road to a client’s house. Then I run into the store…Women wear multiple hats in a day, which means we have multiple transitions that reduce our efficiencies and derail our focus. Being mindful of your transitions is key to having a day that flows smoothly. Learn simple ways to improve your transitions so you can increase your productivity, save time, and minimize overwhelm.
I am an Enneagram Two, and I help because I truly love to help. A “healthy” two can ask for help and offer help out of a place of gratitude with healthy boundaries. When I’m “unhealthy,” I help because I have guilt and selfish ambition. I work with women who are exhausted because of the mental and physical battle — feeling like they “have to” do things and their time isn’t their own. And it’s wearing them down to the point of tears.
When you are clear on your values, you are more productive on a day-to-day basis, have less overwhelm and more direction. When I started diving deeper into how to have more productive and meaningful days — I learned that productivity and values are directly related. Learn how your values help lead the way!
Are you lazy or is something else in your way? Women give me millions of reasons for not being motivated to organize, sort papers, conquer a project, self-improve. It can be paralyzing to face the piles and consider new ways of doing things. Identify if you’re just being lazy or not.
I love working for myself, but I miss having a team to source ideas and energy, and share the workload. There are so many benefits to working for yourself, but you are missing the one thing that offers you success: a built-in support system. A team of support can keep your productivity up and your mental stability on par. By not having a team of support you may be leaving precious resources and benefits on the table!