Life can be overwhelming, especially when there is a lack of structure or balance. 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’. 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 YOR 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.
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 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.
(source : madamenoir.com)