Time is such a valuable commodity.
You should never waste a precious moment of it. Time can never be replaced and you cannot make up time.
It's a misconception that you can make it up tomorrow. Because when tomorrow comes you will either have new priorities or if you are making up for what you didn't do yesterday then all your other goals get held up.
Sometimes someone will say that they have free time tomorrow to catch up. But at what expense? You miss out on relaxing or doing something enjoyable because the job that should have been done yesterday has been left to today, plus it's on one's mind until it's done.
This is why it is important to set up deadlines so that you know when you are going to finish a task.
Time can be your enemy…
If not used wisely. The hardest part is realising that you could have achieved so much in your life but decided instead to waste it.
This may be a harsh lesson but now that you know you can do something about it.
Time for health
It's important that you schedule time for your health. Making time each day to improve something about your well-being.
It may include a change in diet.
Adding more nutritious food and not eating so much processed food. Unfortunately, when you are not in top shape bad food looks good and good food looks bad. After a meal, you should feel light and energetic.
If not, then the food is too stodgy or you have eaten too much. Being overweight robs you of energy.
If you have been out of shape for any length of time you don't want to overdo it. Take small baby steps and work on improving your health every day, a bit at a time.
You may include exercise. Aerobics is the best exercise for getting oxygen to all parts of your body. You will feel different as you increase your oxygen intake through exercise.
Then take a look at what you read. Does it inspire you or leave you feeling drained – emotionally or physically. Change your reading habits. Read books/magazines that bring you joy and preferably stuff that does not put other people down.
We all have problems to deal with and it's not good to dwell on other people's problems or making fun of them. This hurts you more than it hurts them and your health will suffer.
What TV shows are you watching? Again, here you need to pick what you watch carefully. Pick shows that leave you feeling inspired/happy. All these things affect your health.
What about your conversations with people, do they inspire you? Are you looking at ways to complain or compliment?
Do you open doors for people, are you polite? These are things worth thinking about.
Clothes can make you feel good or meh. It's up to you. How do you want to feel today?
Dressing sharply is all about making you feel good and lifting your energy.
You will be surprised at how much difference clothes can make to your life.
Try not to be the ‘jeans & T-shirt' kind of person. Everyone has done that one to death. If you go out to the movies/theatre/live show look good. See if people notice you and see if it lifts your spirits.
Does your house/flat/room impress you? Or can't you wait to get out, after all, you only sleep there?
Making your dwelling a source of joy is never a waste of time. Tune your place to your liking, make it personal to you. It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks, it's your space to do with as you will.
It can always be changed back or improved upon.
How all of this helps you is that it gets your thinking to be much clearer, much more organised and therefore you can achieve your goals.
Why set tasks/goals.
If you don't have a plan for yourself then how do you expect to get to your destination?
Setting tasks doesn't have to be onerous. You start with one thing, achieve that and then add another thing.
Once you get into the habit of achieving small tasks/goals then you will move onto larger targets.
You will then become a master of your own destiny. No longer kicked around by your environment/friends/family. You will have your own plans and no one will be able to stop you, you will now have determination.
Always go small.
Getting your life to go the way you want it to go takes time. Don't rush it and don't get impatient.
Baby steps all the way. Baby steps will get you to your destination far quicker than giant leaps. Ask any baby, lol !
Patience is not just a virtue it's also a necessity. This may be the attitude you should be working on the most. We would all like shortcuts but I am saying don't waste your time on shortcuts they usually take you back to the beginning and you get more disillusioned each shortcut you take. Shortcuts rarely work and you end up doing twice the work if only you hadn't taken that shortcut.
Once you have mastered these steps you will find out that it's a lot easier to accomplish what you set out to do. It becomes less of a struggle because you end up being true to yourself.
I wish you all the best and if you would like to comment or ask any question please leave me a comment below.