Happy new year,
Hello #lovelies, I hope you had a great holiday and hope you are ready to get back in full action to take 2016 by storm.
You can absolutely re-shape your life anytime you want, you don’t have to wait for January 1st to do that but just incase you are struggling to get your goals off the ground in 2016 due to procrastination, then this post is absolutely for you.
Procrastination is just another form of fear. You may not realize it but when you procrastinate there is usually an underlying element of fear, it is you submitting to fear: fear of the unknown, fear of what other people will say or just mere laziness.
Either way, it isn’t a good thing and you ought to overcome it the best way possible.
When I find myself procrastinating, the best way that I overcome procrastination is by ACTION. You gotta move past the BS you’ve constantly told yourself and actually start doing what you want.
Action doesn’t mean perfection. A lot of times we tend to suspend our action because we are waiting for everything to be perfect. We say things like “If I get money then, I will be happy” but the good news is you don’t have to wait for everything to be perfect before you are happy and/or achieve your goals. Sometimes waiting for things to be perfect can put you in a position where you never get anything done in the long run.
By now you should have set some goals for 2016 but just incase you haven’t, it is not too late to do that too!!
After you’ve thought about what you want to achieve in 2016 and guess what? They don’t have to be very lofty (but hey if you love lofty goals, be my guest). Write down those goals and start doing what you have to do to get there. It could be very small steps but its more rewarding if you take those “small” steps because they will eventually lead you into taking bigger ones.
So where you inspired by this post? I want to know in the comments section below. Also tell me if you have a different way of dealing with procrastination? Leave your comments below, I will love to read them.
We all have some of those days when things get REALLY tough. I mean right from the moment you step out of your bed you get that “this day doesn’t feel right” feeling.
I certainly have had those days, multiple times and I get really frustrated with everything.
Aye, what to do when yo are in that mood. These are some strategies that have helped me get over those sh*tty days.
1. Treat yo’self to a yummy breakfast. Eat good food especially breakfast. As a foodie that I am, this isn’t really a problem as I love to eat every time:-) but even if you aren’t a foodie, research shows that a good breakfast will not only protect your heart and lower your risk of diabetes it will also give you a mental edge and keep you moving.
2. Meditate– Yeah you heard me. In this day and age where there we get easily distracted with information especially on the internet, you gotta be able to meditate I know that you might be thinking “meditation isn’t for me” or simply you don’t know how to. For those of you that don’t know how to meditate, it is really simple but first you have to change your generic assumption of what you think meditation is.
The idea of meditation is to clear your mind of clutter. So you can talk a walk or find a quiet place to to relax your mind. The moment you do that, you help to get rid of the toxic energy in your mind.
3.Talk about it. Another strategy that works for me is when I get to talk about with with someone who supports me. Trust me, staying positive sometimes could literally be a phone call away. You can call you friend, your partner or mentor and just talk it through. And by talk it through, I mean “to vent” and sometimes cry if you have to.
Yeah, if it gets really bad, give yo’self the permission to cry. It is better to cry and let it all, than to store it inside. Been there done that, not a great idea. What about you? what do you do to stay positive?
4. Don’t resist it. Sometimes when things go wrong we always try to resist it by coming up with various ways to create a different reality. Does this work? Most times it isn’t really about resisting , you might be able to get things right simply by accepting and embracing what it is happening. The law of resistance states that “you magnify whatever you resist.”
I have learned ( the hard way of course) that by resisting you are actually giving it more power over your life that you are willing to acknowledge. For the most part, when things go wrong or shitty, it is about learning the lesson which it is here to teach and move on.
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If you think back to high school, everyone seemed to have their own clique, the popular ones always stuck together, the unpopular ones stuck together and of course the smart ones stuck together !
Well if you never thought about it, I certainly wondered why, it took me a while to figure out why, but when I did the results certainly changed my life.
It is because you become what you attract into your life. Knowing what you know now, here are the 3 people that you need to start spending time with.
Surround yourself with successful people. Did you know you become the top 5 people you surround yourself with? There is a popular saying that goes “your network is your net worth” and that is so true. Someone once said “If you hang out with 5 millionaires and you will become the sixth.” Well, surround yourself with poor people and fill in the blank
The good news is that you can change your network. Yes, just because someone has been your friend for 20 years and he/she is not leading you anywhere does not mean that you should stick with them.
Apart from letting go, sometimes you might have to invest in yourself to change your network, sometimes you may have to read books written by successful people, sometimes you can watch their speeches online, whichever way you can, make a conscious effort to surround yourself with people who are already successful. You can learn from their robust experiences.
Surround yourself with mentors. Mentors are usually people who already have what we would like to have or have been where we want to be financially, personally or career-wise. Think about those people that you look up to and write down why.
Also make a list of what you really love about them or something that makes you attracted to them. For example, one of my virtual mentor is Oprah and I like the fact that she is unapologetically confident about who she is.
You should get yourself a mentor because your mentor can challenge you to become better and achieve the great things you wish to achieve in your life. A mentor can also help you with a sense of where you want to go and more importantly how you want to achieve And please I know we have friends and family members who support us but the benefits of having a mentor who has actually been there and done it are incomparable. Trust me if you want to learn and grow faster you will definitely learn from their experience.
Surround yourself with positive people. Do you know at least one person that is always positive? It just feels like no matter what happens around a positive person, they ALWAYS have a positive and optimistic towards everything life. I credit myself with being positive but I must confess I still struggle a bit to always be positive. During my “down time” I call up a positive friend and allow them to bless my heart with positivity.
Positivity has a strong force so does negativity. While negativity drains your energy, positivity expands your energy and helps you feel alive. Being around positive people definitely has its own perks so be sure go be around at least one person has a positive outlook about life.
I hope you find this post inspiring an please leave your comm
ents below, I love to read them.