Today we are going to talk about how to create the life you want and cover four key steps that will help you take care of yourself and improve your mindset.
I have to be really honest; when I first created this program years and years ago, it was not the life I wanted. I was making one video a day; I had no time to do anything else for my business, to write, to post on social media. I could not do it all.
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4 Keys to Creating the Life You Want
Everything changed when I learned the concepts I am going to teach you today. Now, you might have different tasks, like job interviews, or informational interviews, or any other number of tasks. These keys will help you get more done, keep you centered, and help you build the life you want no matter what that life looks like.
Key 1: Batching Tasks
Batching means completing similar tasks all at once. So, I sit down and record a full month’s worth of videos at one time. I focus on this one task and knock it out. I set up the camera, get my hair done, even put on a new shirt. And I set a few hours aside to stay focused.
To start, break up your time into three categories, 1) Focus 2) Administrative 3) Sacred time. Create time in your calendar to batch similar activities together where you have no distractions. The Pareto Principle states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.
So, focus on the 20% of your job search actions that produce 80% of your results. This is networking, updating the top of your resume, finding your best time in your day for your goals, and working on your goals in the morning before going to work on your employer’s objectives.
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Key 2: Self-care
What activities did you enjoy as a child? Maybe it was high school or college, but what did you enjoy? Add these back into your life and actively work to have more fun. What’s your happy place? For me, it was figure skating, and when I am back on the ice, I feel so alive.
Make time for what you love every day. Put on your own oxygen mask first, before those around you, right? Take care of yourself, and you will be able to take care of those around you. Remember, your best ideas come when you are not in front of a computer, and you are doing things that make you feel good.
Key 3: Clear Your Tolerations
This is really about uncluttering your life. Perfect the present, and you will free up your mind and energy. I want you to plug your energy drains by fixing what is wrong before you take on more. What are you tolerating that is draining your energy? It might be your messy desk or a call you need to make. Take care of it!
You need to fix what is wrong before you take more on. Fall in love with your surroundings. If you want to change, make room for new things. Clean up and get rid of things, empty that closet, clear off that desk. Take care of what you have been provided with if you want more.
Key 4: Put Your Health First
Plan meals in advance; you are what you eat. What words describe the food you are eating? Is your diet making you more tired and depressed or feel healthy and happy? Daily exercise really will give you the energy to get through stressful times. Stay hydrated. If you feel great, you will be more confident and happier.
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Try to get those seven to nine hours of sleep and exercise for 20 minutes per day. Making healthy choices leads to career success. I know when I put my health first, I am happier, and my career takes off. Start taking care of yourself and your personal surroundings to improve your mindset.
Ready to live the life you want? Ask yourself these questions:
- What activities did you enjoy as a child?
- What’s your happy place?
- How will you put your health first?
- What are you tolerating?
I hope today’s episode helps you, and I would love to hear more about how these keys impact your career and your life! Share your thoughts with me on Instagram at Classy Career Girl!