- Make your bedDon’t underestimate the sabotaging power of an unmade bed. It sends a negative message to your subconscious. Make your bed dailyand you’ll form a habit of doing it fast (mine takes me about 3 minutes). It will mark the threshold into starting the day well, and provide a welcoming sanctuary when the day is over.
- Deal with the urgentEvery day, scan your emails, mail, noticeboard, phone messages, etc, for anything that demands prompt attention. Matters like notices for school, renewals and bills due for payment can become time-consuming or expensive problems later. Avoid those problems by dealing with the urgent today.
- Get some exerciseTake a gym class, go for a walk, lift tins of soup, lunge around your house while on the phone – do anything that gets you moving. And if you have a sedentary life, move as often as you can. Stop making excuses (no one is listening) and just do it.
- Have something to look forward toPlan something that makes you happy every single day. I can’t wait to get out of bed every morning because I love sipping coffeeand doing the crossword. And I love reading in bed at night. Your daily treats could be playing Angry Birds on your iPhone, taking a bath, making your favourite tea after dinner, listening to tunes – anything you enjoy and look forward to.
- Eat vegetablesThey help you stay slim and healthy, so eat them! Add salad or vegetables to your meals wherever you can.
- Do something nice for someone elseThis is a lovely habit to get into. Can you give someone a genuine compliment? Offer encouragement or compassion? Give a giftor do a favor? The important thing here is to choose things you can do lovingly – not things that feel like an imposition or burden. Find one to do every day.
- Achieve something productive and/or meaningfulCan you make progress on an important project, take time with a loved one, take action toward a goal? Forget busywork and instead focus on achieving something every day – big or small – that gives you a sense of meaning and/or achievement.
- Tidy up at nightSpending 10 minutes every night doing a quick tidy will make all the difference to the way you feel as you head to bed, and especially to the way you feel when you start the next day. Keep it simple – even if all you do is wash the dishes, put toys in a toy bin and clothes in a basket, and use a hand-vac to scoop up the day’s crumbs, you’ll feel pretty pleased with yourself.
- Feel gratefulPsych research has shown that counting your blessings boosts your happiness, so make it a ritual to reflect on the good things in your life every day. Do it as you eat breakfast in the morning or while you brush your teeth at night – but make it a habit. Got all your limbs? Have a nice house, good friends or a talent for ikebana? Lucky you!
- Make a list for tomorrowBefore you head to bed, make a quick list of things to do and remember tomorrow. This will get them out of your head so yousleep better, help you feel organized, and give you a map for the next day.Enjoy life!!!Much Love,Bridget-
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Feeling a little lost...
Schedule...to do list...deadlines...This is what I have lived and die by for the last 12 yrs. I have be feeling a little lost with the new life style. Here is some helpful tip I have found to keep me in the mind set I still have schedule... to do list...and deadlines :) ( I still have purpose...LOL)