Are you a master procrastinator? Ever felt a bit flat or wondered if you had actually achieved anything lately?
Here’s 10 ways you can take control and make the most of every day.
1. Sleep well.
You can’t conquer the day if you’re suffering from sleep deprivation. It all begins with a good night’s sleep. Make it a habit to get 7-8 hours whenever possible.
2. Eat well.
We’ve all heard the saying, ‘you are what you eat’. Consuming good quality nutritional food does wonders to a person’s energy levels. Replace that 3.30pm chocolate bar with something that’s better for you. Your brain and body will thank you for it.
3. Get fit
You don’t have to do 100 burpees a day or train for a marathon to reap the benefits of being fit. Exercise is a great de-stressor, boosts energy, and improves the mood. Take the dog for a (brisk!) walk, join a beginner’s salsa class, or go for a morning dip. Whatever it is, make it fun and work it into your routine.
4. Be an early riser
This shouldn’t be a problem if you’re already completing step 1. Plan for a good night’s rest and wake up early to an entire day of opportunities ahead of you.
5. Find your purpose
What’s your purpose? Is it to help educate and develop the younger generation? Is it to provide support to those around you? Find your purpose and work towards that each day.
6. Set daily goals
Set yourself realistic and achievable mini goals each day and do the hardest one first. Don’t give into procrastination. As you tick off each goal on your list, you can be proud of what you have achieved.
7. Plan ahead
It’s easy for days, weeks, and even months to pass by without achieving much, if you never had a plan in the first place. If you set your goals in advance, you create a very clear and visual picture of what your next day, week, or month will look like and what you need to achieve.
8. Be positive
Are you are glass half-full or half-empty person? Being a negative Nancy not only affects your own mood, it can also become toxic to those around you. Choose to be a positive person – you’ll be amazed at what you achieve just by changing your attitude.
Clear your desk, your work space, your living space, and your mind. Having excess clutter restricts your ability to focus and causes stress. It may be time for a spring clean!
10. Take a break
Not every single day has to be one in which you tick 10 tasks off your to-do list. An important part of making the most of every day is also rejuvenating and listening to your mind and body if it needs a break. Allow yourself ‘me-time’, take a day off, or go on a well-deserved holiday.
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