We often find ourselves overwhelmed with tasks and responsibilities but yet we keep piling on more to
do. It’s no wonder we’re so exhausted or stressed out. Sometimes it’s best to just step back and look at
the big picture. What is it that you’re trying to accomplish? Is what you’re doing going to get you to
where you’re trying to go? If not, it’s time to change up your routine. After all, nothing is going to alter
the outcome unless we actually commit to a change.
Here are some tips to help:
1. Determine Your Goal
What is it that you want? It could be buying a house or losing weight, your options are endless!
But you have to figure out what it is exactly that you want to achieve.
2. Make A Plan
What are the necessary steps to accomplish your goal? Be as specific as you can with this. Start
with the simplest task you can think of to make those little steps towards your goal. After all,
it’s the little things that make up the big things.
3. Prioritize Your Responsibilities
This one is pretty self-explanatory. Make a list of your priorities in order, putting the most
important first. We take on so many responsibilities and tasks that in the end they may not be
our problems or are not really a problem at all. “Making a mountain out of a molehill” Don’t do
that. I’m willing to bet that this is one of the most popular of the things we over react on. Don’t
create your problems!
4. Figure Out A Routine
Don’t try to do every task every day. Assign certain tasks to specific days. For example: Sunday is
food prep day. I do not cook my meals every day. I would go insane and would never stay on
track. I would always stress about not being prepared for the next day, that’s what we want to
avoid. Assigning that day for that task, I don’t have to think about it until the next Sunday. I find
getting a calendar and writing out what needs to be done on what day helps me best.
5. Surround Yourself With Positive People
Our surroundings have more of an impact on us than you may think. If your environment is
positive, it’s bound to wear off onto you. This may be a hard one for some but if you can
separate yourself from toxic/negative people, you will live a more positive life and it will reflect.
6. Self- Care
Make time for yourself, self-care is often overlooked. Take the time to do something for your
own sanity. We cannot be productive if we’re worn down from all the activities we put in front
of our own needs.
7. Reduce Your Commitments
I know you want to be a nice person and help everyone but sometimes you need to be able to
say, “No”. This is a big one that will help with practicing self-care. You do not need to take on
You don’t have to go to every event that is going on in your area. Keep in mind your big picture!
Ask yourself, “is going to this event going to help me move forward with my goal or is it going to
set me back?” “Could I be doing something more productive to move forward in the direction I
want to go?”