Working on Positive Personal Change

My time seems to get away from me in my personal and professional life. Time is not something you can get back, and as you get older years go by faster and faster. It can become really easy to start thinking that you cannot possibly get all of the tasks done that you would like to in a day. Sometimes you can't, but simply changing small things such as self-talk, creating a task list in priority order, and learning to be mindful can help you lead a more enriching life with enough time to accomplish your daily goals.

Make a priority to take care of yourself. Eat a healthy meal and get in a workout. This is what helps you stay energized.

Eliminate the way you talk to yourself. Stop telling yourself that you can't or I am not good enough. Stop telling yourself what is impossible, and tell yourself what is possible. Tell yourself what you can do.

Take small breaks to make yourself clear-headed. Take a 10 minute break to clear your mind of everything, focus on your breathing. Close your eyes, take slow, deep breaths in and out. Let that be your only thought. Slowly think about being alive. Think about the cells in your body being healthy and strong. Then after your 10 minutes, go about your day. Try to get a minute in every hour to clear your mind, and focus on your breath. This will help you manage your time better. We lose time when we are not giving something our full attention. We end up having to repeat a process, or make corrections because we did not give our full attention. It is important to be present in the moment.

Take time each day to read with the intention to learn something new. It can be a blog post, article, or a book. Find resources on areas you would like to improve upon in your life, and take time to read even if it is just for a half hour.

Keep a journal or notebook of your thoughts and ideas. Anything that pops into your head that you find noteworthy. You may never know when you need to remember that thought.

It is hard to change habits, but it is worth it to take back some control over your time.

What would you like to do with your time?