Do you feel stressed out at times? That life is just constantly go go go and passing you by? Would you like to get more out of life, and be truly present in each moment? In this episode I will share some tips that I’ve used to find more harmony in balance in my own life.
The first thing is to figure out your priorities. I did an episode called the Priority Compass last year that may be able to help you. If you don’t know what your priorities are, I suggest you check out that episode. You can find it here: PRIORITY COMPASS Basically, you need to decide what is most important to you and commit to those things. Use your priorities to guide you and the decisions you make. Hold strong to those priorities.
Second, set specific time frames to go after them. (In other words, make a schedule for your day.) I have an episode for this as well if you’d like some help. You can find it here: SCHEDULING Making a schedule will help you balance out your days. That way you can finish the things that you need to finish and you’ll have time to focus on your priorities. There are a few ways to schedule your day. You may want to have a very relaxed schedule, more of a to-do list really, and that’s alright. However, it is much more helpful to have specific times to do specific tasks. When you have specific times to work on your priorities it helps you to stay focused. It might seem restrictive at first, but in reality, it will open you up to have more time.
The third tip I have for you has been a GAME CHANGER in my life! And the tip is….to be both physically and mentally present. There have been many times in my life where I have been physically present, but not mentally. My mind was somewhere else. It sends the message that I’m uncaring, unfeeling, uninterested, or whoever’s with me is not important to me. If you want to let a person know you care, be with them both physically and mentally. Put your phone down and stop letting your mind wander. It will make a huge difference in your relationships and in your life. Make a conscious choice to be physically and mentally present in every moment.
Another way to enjoy and get more out of life is to forgive yourself. How many times do we beat ourselves up over some mistake that we’ve made, or a poor decision, or a missed opportunity? Along with that, you need to realize that there will be times in the future when you make mistakes too. Of course, still try your best, but be understanding and forgive yourself if things don’t go as planned. As Shawn Douglass says, Hush the Inner Bully.
A fifth tip is to know when you should work and know when you should rest. I consider myself a workaholic, I love what I do! However, I need to be careful that my work doesn’t infiltrate the other parts of my life, like my family time, or my sleep. I want to be at my peak performance when I’m with my family and friends, so I don’t worry about work during those times. Making a schedule will also help with this.
Finally, know that life is a journey. This is an experience that we all have, there are awesome moments, there are moments that suck, and moments in between. The goal of course is to have more good moments than bad moments. We can grow and learn from all of these moments so that we are better when we leave life than when we came in. You’ll need to change as life goes on, and that’s natural. Try to make the best decisions you can so that you can be your best self.
If you want to have more of the moments that you love in life, take these tips, and put them to use. They really do make a world of difference! Find out what your priorities are and make a schedule to help you go after them! Be physically and mentally there in each moment with the people you care about. Be understanding and forgive yourself when things don’t go the way you want them to and know when you should work and when you should just relax. Remember that life is a journey, and it has both highs and lows, and you can learn and grow from each and every moment.
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