Making your bed every morning.
- Making your bed will give you a very similar satisfaction to that when you enter a space and see everything clean and organized. In addition, it will provide you with a boost in self-esteem, self-management skills, and self-worth.
Exercise for 15 minutes each day
- It’s only 15 minutes. Exercising continues to be identified as a means to making you feel healthier and better about yourself.
Make a To Do List
- Create a list of tasks, chores, responsibilities to accomplish on a day to day basis.
- I don’t expect you to put on a suit and tie. Simply put on something that makes you feel important, needed, valued, and ready to take on the world.
- For parents: You may find that treating yourself means a mini-vacation without the kids. Drop your babies off at a relatives or local daycare for a few hours. Go out to a local Starbucks or even a day-spa. When you are there, please do not think about your child. They are okay.
- For 9-5 workers: Use one of those PTO days you have been saving. Or after work do something that you desire to do but are typically “too busy for”. The options are endless. I really want you find something that will bring a smile and sense of relief to your face.
- Kids-Tweens- Teens: Give yourself a break from the school work. Treat yourself to an hour of video game time or a delicious bowl of ice cream.
- Take a much needed nap. You are not too old or too busy for a well deserved nap. Wake up revitalized and focused.
Follow the 80/20 rule
- Work on allocating 20 percent of the day for yourself. This means practicing self-care, gratitude or mindfulness.
Be Mindful with Multi-Tasking
- I find that taking on multi task can be helpful in forcing one to learn the skill of balance. However, following one task at a time tends to produce results that are more effective and efficient.
Create a System
- Productive people tend to have a system that they follow. The system includes daily tasks that the person is able to check off and accomplish. System help people with focus and retention while decrease distraction.
- I encourage people to practice removing smart devices one day per week. I call it the freedom zone. Try logging off from your smart device(s) for 24 hours. See what it feel like…