What is the age we’re suppose to have our sh*t together? I think I missed it. Have you ever looked at some women and thought “man, they really have it together”. Are you left wondering why you can’t be like that? I know I’ve seen some people and thought “I wish I was that confident and put together”.
Let me tell you a little secret, you CAN be like those women, it just takes some effort and determination. Another not so little secret is anything “worth it” takes effort, determination and hard work. We have to realize that nothing is just going to fall into our laps. We have to work for it.
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Create a morning routine
Why is this so important you ask? Great question! First of all it helps to prepare yourself mentally for the day to come. It eases stress from the “unknown”, plus why wouldn’t you want to start your day off on the right foot?
Make a to-do list and prioritize what you need to get done that day. Start from the top and work your way down.
Some ideas for a morning routine:
- Avoiding your phone and social media for at least an hour
- Eat a nutritious breakfast
- Drink water
- Have a cup of herbal tea or coffee
- Do some breathing exercises
- Take some time to read
- Listen to some music
- Go for a walk or run
- Prioritize your tasks for the day
Get your sh*t together by setting achievable goals
Having goals are great. The issue some people have is they set goals that are unattainable. That is a method of self sabotage, don’t do that. Telling yourself something like “I want to be running 5 miles a day in 2 weeks” when you’re starting at zero is not smart.
Setting “goals” like that is a easy way to become discouraged and end up throwing in the towel. Don’t set yourself up for failure. If you have a big goal you would like to attain try simplifying it by breaking it into smaller steps.
Perhaps a goal of yours is to declutter your entire house. Instead of saying you want to have the decluttering done in 1 week (which for most of us would definitely not happen) break it into spaces. For example: I want to have my bathroom decluttered this weekend.
Breaking a big goal into “smaller pieces” makes it easier attained and more likely you will actually get it achieved. Consider what it is you need to do to actually achieve your goals. Start from the bottom and work your way up.
Get dressed and ready every day
Pajamas are not day clothes! You really should be putting on actual pants and a non pajama shirt every single day. While you’re putting on some real clothes don’t forget to brush your teeth and wash your face. (I am currently loving the vitamin c glow boosting microdermabrasion exfoliating face scrub from The Body Shop). “>Dermalogica is also a favorite of mine. If you enjoy makeup put some on. (Lilly lashes are BEAUTIFUL, Miami is my favorite).
If you are dressed to “relax” then chances are that’s what you are going to do. If you work from home get dressed as if you are going to the office. This will give you more motivation to actually get done what you need to do.
Get your sh*t together and eat healthy foods
There is nothing wrong with grabbing a drive thru burger every now and again, but it shouldn’t be a daily thing. You need to incorporate actual healthy foods like fruits and veggies and protein into your diet. There are a plethora of recipes on Pinterest or even just searching on Google.
You should be “eating the rainbow” ie colorful fruits and veggies. Fresh or frozen are both great options. If you require something quick I highly suggest a smoothie.
Myself personally I can not eat whole wheat as it makes me pretty sick. So I have to look for other options and always read the ingredients on things that are not fruits, veggies and meat ie: “1 ingredient foods”.
You should be eating to fuel your body, not because of emotional reasons (hard to practice I know). If you’re not hungry then stop eating. Put your leftovers in the fridge for the next day but don’t feel you need to “clean your plate”.
You can find a lot of cookbooks online for great deals. Chapters has a wide selection that covers everything from the basics to gluten free and vegan. “>Kobo also has a lot of different cookbooks/recipe books you can get as well. If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to physical books, ebooks are a great option.
Get your body moving
Exercise helps pump blood to your heart. It raises endorphins (the body’s natural “feel happy” hormone) which helps with boosting your mood, decreasing pain and just making you happier.
Try getting your body moving by dancing around your living space to some of your favorite music. Going for a walk or run or one of my favorite ways is yoga. You need to prioritize your own health, no one will do it for you.
Get your sh*t together by practicing selfcare
selfcare can be going for a walk, listening to your favorite songs or having a nice relaxing bubble bath. Selfcare is whatever activities you find pleasurable. Consider the care of your whole self. Mind, body and spirit.
No, I am definitely not preaching here. But you do have to take care of all your needs, whatever they may be. Maybe you need some retail therapy (remember to set a budget, we’re not trying to cause more stress by emptying our bank accounts). Or some pet therapy. I know for sure that the animals at your local shelter would love some pets and maybe even a walk. Just because you can’t actually take them home it doesn’t mean you can’t show them love and kindness.
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Clean up your living space
Give yourself a breath of fresh air and clean up your living space. Declutter, sort and organize. Having a clean space will help calm your stress, get your sh*t together, plus it will be much easier to find the items you are looking for.
Also if you have random guests show up (not the best idea) then you don’t have underwear on the floor or something. It helps to avoid awkward situations. Haha
Spread kindness to others
Everyone needs kindness and to know that they matter. Help make someone feel valid. These don’t have to be “grand gestures” a simple smile, hello or thank you can go a long way. It’s often the little things that become forgotten. Pay someone a compliment, hold the door for a stranger, if you see someone struggling carrying groceries or getting the apartment door open with a pile of bags help them out.
Follow through with commitments
You do not want to be the person who always says they will do something and never does. Constantly falling out with prior commitments makes you seem “flaky” and undependable. Don’t taint your image by helping others think negatively about you.
We all get things that come up or become more diar. That’s not what this is. If you say you will help out on a work project or watch your friends kids for the night make sure you follow through.
What are some of the ways you get your sh*t together? Let me now down in the comments below! Have you conquered any of the ones listed? What are some things you feel are important to get your self together? Don’t forget to subscribe if you enjoy these posts <3
Till next time,