We spend so much time caring about our outward appearance, while the inside withers due to so many outside forces.
If you suppress your emotions, you will pay BIG TIME in other ways. The knock-on can be avoided by emotionally decluttering.
Eat The Frog
The best thing you can learn is to eat that frog! In simple terms, get the hardest thing for the day, out the way, first! Brian Tracy coined the phrase. He has an excellent book on the very subject.
He shows you 21 ways to stop procrastinating and get more done in less time. If you find you have this very issue, you can grab a copy here.
Have A Daily Routine
Procrastination is debilitating. No matter what is happening around you, if you act rather than delay, everything else is easier.
Each time you hit the pause button, you have something more to think about. You must empty your mental inbox every day. Whilst some things require time and consideration, this should only apply to bigger decisions.
Don’t Put Things Off
The more things mount up, the more they weigh you down. Imagine you are a balloon. Every unresolved thing in your world is a teeny tiny pinprick.
Within a short time, you will be a deflated mess. You need to get up each day and pump up your bubble. This creates a buffer between you and the outside world.
Make A List
Making lists also helps you get things done. When you write things down they go from being a thought to a goal. Don’t shove the list in a drawer, pop it on the fridge where it’s visible.
This helps keep you on track. You can grab any number of printable Lists like the one above here.
Be Kind To Yourself
Good food, sleep, hydration, and exercise will help you deal with daily dilemmas. The more you look after yourself, the more you will cope so put yourself first!
Wash away the daily grime by dealing with issues as they arise. Don’t put off tomorrow what you can do today!
Why You Need To Be Accountable
Accountability equals responsibility and it’s the best gift you can give yourself! Everything is of your own accord. You make the ultimate decisions and you make the changes. Whilst others can make suggestions, only you can implement it!
Once you take responsibility for your actions, you will find decision making easier and more considered.
Why You Need To Live Consciously
Mostly we spend our lives on auto-pilot. As a result, our decisions are reactions more than considered choices.
When you take everything at face value and only half listen, you sign your life away without reading the terms. You are not only asking for trouble, but you should also expect it! If this sounds like you, chances are you are caught in a pattern of behavior that has you trapped.
Eat well, limit social media and prioritize. Spend more time outdoors and surround yourself with people that are aligned and inspire you.
A Prescription for Better Mental Health
Every action causes a reaction. If you tailgate someone on the road, you risk an accident. This was entirely preventable and you created the situation.
When you live consciously you consider consequences prior to actions. You weigh things up and save yourself the grief! Once you learn and implement this skill, an enormous amount of bad luck and drama evaporates from your world!
15 Things To Give Up To Be Happy
Just as you declutter your home from time to time, you should do the same with yourself. Everyone can benefit from a good old mental and emotional declutter and we’ve found 15 things that you can lose today so that you have a better tomorrow.
1. Give up your need to always be right
Winning at all costs will ultimately cause you to lose. Try finding like-minded people you can have more productive relationships with.
The last thing you want in your life is continual tension and head butting.
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2. Give up your need for control
You can’t do it all! Learn to delegate and trust others to help you. Your chances of burnout are high, even inevitable when you micro-manage.
You should also mind your own business and take on less of others. This will free you up enormously. It’s fine to assist others when asked, but don’t try to control them.
3. Give up on Blame
When you trip over the vacuum cleaner don’t blame the person for leaving it out, blame yourself for not looking.”When people are lame, they love to blame”
4. Give Up Your Self-Defeating Self-Talk
You are YOUnique! Stop wishing you were someone else, somewhere else. No one gets up by talking themselves down. Don’t allow others to do it to you either.
Write down all the things you’re good at and make yourself useful. Don’t wallow in pity, there’s always someone doing it tougher than you!
5. Give Up Your Limiting Beliefs
Whether you can or can’t, either way, you’re right! Opportunities are created not born. If the door is closed, open the window because where there’s a will there’s a way!
6. Give Up Complaining
Complaining is draining and the last thing you want to be is the resident Negative Nellie! Misery loves company and it’s highly contagious.
You become what you surround yourself with. Look for positive, upbeat people that see the glass half full.
7. Give Up The Luxury Of Criticism
Criticism is debilitating and erodes self-worth. It’s easy to tear yourself and others down. What is to be gained by your comment?
Learn how to listen more and say less. Replace criticism with compassion and kindness.
8. Give Up Your Need To Impress Others
Do you need to be the love of everyone’s life? It’s important to be true to you. A handful of authentic friends will always trump hundreds of acquaintances!
9. Give Up Your Resistance To Change
We live in a progressive world and whilst change is uncomfortable, it’s also inevitable. If you do not embrace change, you will be left on the shelf.
Try different things and take yourself outside your comfort zone regularly. You are capable of far more than you realize.
10. Give Up Labels
It’s easy to be fooled by labels. To label yourself or others is to typecast. It is the fastest way to get stuck in a mental and physical rut.
Keep an open mind and remember that you are infinite and can achieve anything you set your mind to. Labels restrict you and clip your wings.
11. Give Up Your Fears
We are all scared of something. Maybe you have been hurt, loved and lost, been betrayed. What has happened in the past will only define your future if you allow it.
Don’t worry about future health issues or how much is in your superannuation. Live in the now, it always works out, if you let it.
12. Give Up Your Excuses
You can be the person that wondered what happened or the person that made it happen. Leave the excuses to others.
Follow your leads in life until they fulfill or fizzle and live a life with no regrets.
13. Give Up The Past
Are you hanging onto past relationships or situations? It’s debilitating and will guarantee to stunt your growth. The past is the past, when it calls, don’t answer. It has no place in your future.
14. Give Up Attachment
Buddhists say ‘never own anything you couldn’t give up in a heartbeat’. it’s a great mantra to live by.
Worldly possessions are only that. They are here today but they can fade away in a moment. Declutter regularly and learn to live with less.
15. Stop Living To Others Expectations
It’s your life and you need to remember that. Stop being a people pleaser. Only when you are true to you will you attract those that can bring joy and value to your life.