Here’s what to do to make you life more manageable.
Here’s how to manage your life better.
We know what an unmanageable life is. It is the feeling of juggling lots of responsibilities and feeling like you are dropping the ball or bouncing checks, missing appointments, and being stressed or anxious all the time.
What does a managed life look life?
A managed life is a life where you feel in control of, and meeting the needs of, all your responsibilities in life.
Yup, that’s it. It sounds so easy. So why isn’t it. because often are lives are not balanced and they are not supposed to be. Our brains are designed to focus only on one thing at a time, but what about people who multitask. It just means they can switch their attention faster from one thing to another. Not everyone is good at this. When we focus on family, work or health we may need to spend more time on one category in our life then others. So how can we manage all of this.?
Look below to see few things to do to manage you life better.
First: Become aware of what is not working for you without judgement. Is it finances?, relationships?, health? sounds easy but another part of our brain is designed to avoid pain and move towards pleasure. Often we do not want to look at what is not working. So, be courageous and look.
Next: Find out the root of the problem? Lack of finances ex. bouncing checks, communication issues ex. wife/husband mad at you?, Health issues? ex. gained 10 pounds expectantly?
Next: Write out a plan. Use the S.M.A.R.T. template. make goals Specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time bound.
example of a smart goal:
Specific- will not bounce checks
Measurable – no bounced checks this month
Achievable- Yes, will write a budget and check it before making purchases daily. I will put budget on my phone so it is with me all the time.
Relevant: yes, I will save money by not bouncing checks.
Time bound: I will check budget nightly.
Next: Accountability, have spouse or family member involved to help you stay on task.
Finally, to manage your time better:
– Schedule your time.
Make time for your changes and make it a priority. I have a client who works out everyday. He has been doing this for years. When asked how he sticks with it. He replied I put it on my calendar and think of it as an appointment I cannot miss. Like having an appointment with a boss at work. I would not think maybe I can just skip today. I do not think about it. I just show up and make it a priority. It makes every area of my life better.
Try the above to make you life better. The world is a better place when we are all less stressed. Managing our lives better helps with this.
you can do this. What area of your life do you want to manage better?