Being organized is not something inborn. It’s a habit that’s cultured through the repetition of affirmative actions targeted to get your life in order. As long as you’re willing to learn and commit, what awaits you on the other side of discipline is a healthy body, mind, spirit, and physical environment. These rewards form the prerequisite for a successful and fulfilling life. Below are some tips on how to plan and give you a more organized 2023.
1.Breath, Declutter, and Re-invent
As the year begins and all these new possibilities are upon you, this is the perfect time to do a thorough life DE-cluttering. This does not apply to your physical surroundings only; you need to de-clutter old non-serving habits too. Clean out your office, clean out your business, clean out your home, your phone, your computer, and your mind. Create a clean slate for yourself and allow yourself to experience new things with an open mind and heart. Approach the year with enthusiasm for the things yet to come. Out with the old, in with the new.
2.Note It Down
Now that you have got the best out of the previous year, you need to begin by visualizing the year you currently want. Go write it down. Write it down to the tiniest details, dividing it into different aspects that your life comprises. Whether it is your physical, intellectual, social financial, or spiritual. Write the plans and specific actions you intend to take to achieve the goals, leaving no room for ambiguity. Goals that are written have been experimentally proven to have a higher success rate than goals that are only mentally noted.
3.Create Atomic Habits
Creating atomic habits based on your current life situation and goals is the next step to inviting success to your door. As many philosophers have described, it is never the grand moments and acts that determine who you truly are, but the tiny habits and choices you make every other minute. Actively noticing the choices standing between you and the life you desire allows you to tackle life proactively. A good day births a pleasant week, which births a pleasant month, which births a good year. If you want good financial habits, create a daily budget and stick to it. If you want to become an avid reader, read a book a day and stick with it. To get in better shape, eat healthy meals every day. Decide and stick with it.
4.Make the Goal Time-Bound
Writing a plan and visualizing how you achieve it without putting specific timelines on when you achieve it could prove slightly detrimental to the overall goal-setting technique. Create an achievable deadline and try as much as possible to stick with it. Lack of deadlines and schedules also creates the illusion of more time than is actually available. When allocating a timeline to a specific goal, pay particular attention to the implication it has on your quality of life. The goals that are most important to you or give more fulfillment and meaning should definitely be allocated more time.
5.Read and Journal
For a man or woman to understand the world, he or she must read. For a man or woman to understand themselves, he or she must write. Reading creates an access portal to the world for your brain. It also gives you some insight and allows you to interact with different ideas and thoughts more openly. Writing your thoughts gives you an intimate connection with yourself and a deep, thorough understanding of who you truly are. This understanding makes you a better navigator, even when the seas prove stormy in the journey’s course.
6.Practice Delayed Gratification
Delayed gratification aligns with the belief in your long-term goals. Once you believe in your vision, you ask yourself with every action if it aligns with the life you are creating for yourself. With a temptation to live beyond your means, you need to have the clarity and belief in the financial freedom you want to achieve. When craving unhealthy snacks, you need to affirm yourself by remembering how much weight you want to lose in a given timeline. A long-term vision creates a path that guides you on your journey and re-aligns you in case of any wavering.
7.The More Ridiculous the Better
To have a more successful year, one thing you must focus on doing is everything that scares you. Most of the time we restrict ourselves from doing things because they don’t conform to the ideas we have of ourselves or the ideas others have of us. Apply for that job, start that business, get into the gym, start that diet, get into that relationship, and so on. Some of the best ideas were born from spontaneity and turbulence. Remember, there is no time better than now.
One of the greatest secrets on how to be successful in anything is relentlessness in the pursuit. Being relentless and believing in your purpose with time can make you great at absolutely anything. Be prepared because preparation is one of the easiest ways to gain confidence. Creating a strength of mind allows you to achieve, overcome and be patient with yourself and your visions. Practice accepting failure and being kind to yourself in moments of no apparent progress. Failure is part of the process and how you get up is all that matters.
9.Live and Truly live life
We get caught up in our daily endeavors we forget what it is like to really take a step back and live in the moment. Make now count by continuously seeking moments in your life that make you laugh. Be spontaneous and continuously seek and try new things. The goal is to always look for ways to make what you are currently doing, especially your work, seem and be more fun. Try switching up that boring routine every once in a while, and reconnect with the things you enjoy doing. Leave the safety net you are in and get to explore.
10.Rest and Release the Tension
Finally, learn to rest. Treat rest as a skill because rest is a skill. Rest physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, spiritually, and creatively. Breathe it out, release all the tension, create calm, and connect. Create an active routine of rest after a thorough week of grinding. Intentional moments of rest can relieve the damage caused by overstimulation in the external world. Appreciate nature and enjoy arts in passive rest. Active rest like yoga, stretching, massage therapy, and Zumba can be perfect for unwinding.
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First I was born. Then I discovered how much happiness a splash and slip through the water can give so by the time I was 8, I had already fallen in love with swimming. At sixteen, I ascertained that exploring and caring for the human body was pretty interesting and I thought to myself why not become a Doctor. I casually sauntered through the following years and at 21, came across “The Office”: a show so hilarious I’d ache from laughter. Wine also became a little too sweet and vacations severely alluring. I’m currently 23 and all I can think about is taking a stroll through the gorgeous streets in Rome as I soak up the atmosphere and admire the elegance.