Hey guys! Welcome back. This is something we all need to do at times. It’s something we all want to do. But sometimes we just don’t even know where to start. So today I thought I would share with you some of my tips and practices that help me when I am trying to pull myself together and get my life back on track. And depending on where I’m at and how I feel I may take things away or add things to this list based on what I need. But these are the basic things I look toward when I’m trying to get my life together and hopefully it helps you as well.
Get clarity on what you want.
I have found in my own experiences that one of the best ways to get things figured out is to know what I want. Without having a clear and concise destination, the journey will be nearly impossible and very rocky. So one of the first things I do when things seem to be falling apart is sit down and make a list of all the things I want and what I am trying to accomplish. I don’t put too many things, but just the big things that remind me what I am working toward and why I am doing what I’m doing. That clarity helps me gain perspective and understand that even the hard days are getting me closer to my goals.
Figure out where you need to start.
One of the most difficult things to do in life is start something. When I have a dream, vision, idea, or goal sometimes it gets procrastinated and pushed to the side because I simply don’t know where to start and I really struggle with finding a good starting point. But sometimes you just have to start. There is no perfect point. It’s just about picking somewhere and getting started. It’s not always going to be easy, but the sooner you start the sooner you can get what you are going after. So just figure out where you need to start and get started. Don’t hold back.
Simplify your life.
From decluttering your home to removing things on your calendar to finally learning to say no, start simplifying your life. Don’t say yes to things you don’t want to do or actually can’t do. Don’t hold on to things that you know you are going to forget about or you know you don’t actually need. This is way easier said than done sometimes, but I swear to you it’s worth it. If you simplify your life and stop allowing in things and people that you don’t want in you will start to feel way more in control of your life and, therefore, more put together.
Plan your days with wiggle room.
I love planning my days and making sure I am using my Google Calendar efficiently. I put in all the things I need to do, want to do, and just need to remember. I have everything color coded and try to remember to plan out my days as early in advance as possible. However, there is one big thing that helps even more than putting things on my calendar. It’s leaving some white space. That white space is what I like to call “wiggle room” and that the time I use for myself or when I need to move some things around. It allows me to be flexible and not think I have to have a rigid schedule all the time.
Don’t let the little things bother you so much.
I’m going to be honest, this is not one of my strength. To be really honest I let the little things bother me a little too much. But I am learning as I get older that the little things really don’t matter that much. They aren’t really affecting me that much. They won’t matter five years from now. And quite frankly most other people don’t even pick up on them. So when it comes to getting my life together I try to let go of all the little things that for whatever reason I am still holding on to. I release them so I can gain back control of my life, my mind, and my energy.
Slow down and be present.
One of the biggest things that makes us feel like we don’t have control over our lives is being too worried about the future and trying to have all the answers. We try to catch up to ourselves and always be ahead of the game. But the truth is no one knows what the future holds. A year ago I definitely didn’t think I would be sitting where I am right now. So when it comes to gaining control once again, I encourage you to slow down, take some breaths, and just be present. Enjoy where you are and be thankful for what you have. I promise you will start to see a difference.
And those are my tips and practices for getting your life together and feeling more in control. I think now more than ever we need these reminders and we need to know that there are things we can do to keep ourselves together. Thank you so much for stopping by! I really hope you enjoyed this and find it helpful in some way. Please like it if you did. Let us know in the comments if you have any tips for getting your life together. Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!