I’ll list them as subheadings and explain them below.
- Waking up early.
Understand me, I am not a morning person, I have never been! Even my friends and family have always called me a night-owl. This wasn’t something I was really looking forward to, but I simply had too much to do each day, and I couldn’t find the motivation to do it. To put it in perspective, I currently work a 9-5 job, as well as editing and coaching. It can get stressful, fast.
So, I decided to tackle waking up early. I even read ‘The Miracle Morning’ by Hal Elrod to keep me motivated. I started small, I got up at 6:30, then 6, then 5:30, then 5am. I still struggle with 5am, but I’m getting there, and boy have I seen results! It’s not really about working your ass of in the morning, but more about taking care of yourself. Do some morning journaling, meditation, and plan your day ahead. You’ll feel so much more energized and excited to get on with your day!
- Learning new things (business related).
I also decided to try and learn new things. We all know what it’s like to want to be good at something (like writing, for example) but all we do is write, delete, write, delete, and then bang our heads against the wall, not understanding why we don’t improve.
The key is to learn new things. I signed up for a platform called Skillshare, for a very small charge, I now have access to learning in almost any field I want. I have focused a lot on building a social media presence, blogging, and entrepreneurship. It has helped me stay focused on my goals, while trying new things.
- Podcasts and Audible.
I never really considered reading books by listening. Audible never seemed like my kind of thing, but I decided to try it. It was one of the best things I have done so far! I have listened/read 2 books in just one weekend. I listen when I do my makeup, when I walk to the bus or the shops, and when I clean the house. It is so easy to do, and it is time well spent. You can do this with either fiction or non-fiction, I personally found it easier with non-fiction. I read ‘The Miracle Morning’ by Hal Elrod and ‘The slight edge’ by Jeff Olson over Audible, and currently listening to ‘The One Thing’ by Gary W. Keller.
I am still very new to podcasts, but I have found it works the same as Audible. These are shorter chunks of information and can be listened to at almost any time. The trick is to find a podcast you enjoy!
I was skeptical to this at first, the idea of you feeling happier with less stuff around. But I must say, after I de-cluttered my clothes, and threw out almost 50% of it, and then did the same to my makeup – I did feel lighter, and more at peace. I did this with all my paperwork as well, all receipts, all clutter I knew I had laying around. And honestly, it has done wonders to my busy mind, knowing I can always find what I need with very minimal effort.
The key is to keep only the things that sparks you joy.
Those are just a few things for now. I will continue to expand on each thing as I go through my life changing journey! Don’t forget to subscribe.
Thank you for reading.