I pride myself on trying to be full of self-love and constantly wanting to improve but the truth is, just like everyone else I slip up all the time. I drink way too much coffee and I eat chocolate like it is going out of style, which, side note, I heard might actually be true which breaks my heart (link will be provided further down). My point is, no matter how much you want things to be done you have to understand that being flexible is necessary.
I used to set really high standards for myself and then be crushed when I couldn’t hold up to them. I would set impossibly busy week schedule for me to follow and by Wednesday I would be so burned out I would spend Thursday and Friday curled up in my bed and watch Netflix while eating Nutella with a spoon, and possibly crying but that’s a different story. It is okay to take a few days for yourself and enjoy them thoroughly as long as you don’t make a habit of doing that every day of your life.
I used to think that if I would take a day for myself and do nothing productive that I was a failure. I had chosen to not get a “real job” in order to build a blog and a business for myself. I wanted to help young women be more confident because I hate that there are women out there who are just awake every day but not living their life due to self-imposed problems. I wanted to help women, young women especially, feel good about themselves and lead the life they wanted and longed for.
I wanted to do all these things and then I would be so stressed out I would end up having immense anxiety and then not want to do anything. This vicious cycle kept me from being truly productive and I started feeling like a fraud. How was I supposed to help others if I was a mess myself? Was I kidding myself? Was this even for me? Yes of course it was. This is what I live and breathe every day. I am so passionate about it you can literally see it seeping out of my pores.
The thing that I found to be the most productive is to keep a schedule but to plan it accordingly. So this coming week I know Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday are going to be very busy. Therefore, Monday and Wednesday I will do a bunch of work but not completely make up for all the work I could have done on Tuesday and Thursday. This meant if in a week I expected myself to do 25 hours of work (5 hours every weekday) I would not tell myself to do 10 hours of work on Monday and Wednesday. I would do 7 hours (maybe 8) but prioritize what was important enough to complete.
I realized there were certain things that if I did not complete them in a given week I wouldn’t burn in hell for all eternity. There were some things that had to be completed by a certain day and that was of utmost priority. By prioritizing you actually find out what is important and what happens to be busy work. Break down your schedule and find things that can be put on the back burner for a while I promise it will change your life!
Also, coming back to chocolate going extinct and the world ending as we know it:
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