The Art Of The To Do List (Tips + Tricks) — Dreaming of Guatemala

Hello there! 💚 I hope you’re having a great day (: I have been wanting to write this post for months.
I don’t know why I didn’t do it before, and I’m also not sure why it has stuck with me for so long. 😂 Regardless, I went ahead and wrote it now so that […]

via The Art Of The To Do List (Tips + Tricks) — Dreaming of Guatemala

Advertisements

Prayer….A Lost Art by Eva ~ 10/25/18

Whether you are doing it consciously or unconsciously, you are praying every moment of every day. How is it possible? A Course in Miracles defines a prayer as a means of communication of the created with the Creator. There are as many ways to pray as there are human beings who “do the praying”. A… Continue reading Prayer….A Lost Art by Eva ~ 10/25/18

‘This Too Shall Pass’ And Other Reminders That Have Helped Me Cope With Stress And Anxiety — Thought Catalog

Recently, I’ve gone through many changes — new place, new job, new social circles, and approaching mid-twenties — which means many adjustments to my lifestyle and many shake-ups to my identity. The first month on the new job was tough. I was excited but at the same time, I started questioning every choice I’d made. I didn’t…

via ‘This Too Shall Pass’ And Other Reminders That Have Helped Me Cope With Stress And Anxiety — Thought Catalog

Simple Things To Do To Make Your Day Simpler! — Reflecting Strokes

Feel on top of your day with these easy tips to simplify and organize. You’ll be less stressed, enjoy a healthy lifestyle, and get more of your important tasks done each day.

Life does seem overwhelming and confusing at times, isn’t it? There’s no reason you cannot do some organizing to make it simpler!

After all, having too many small things to worry about does take the fun and enjoyment out of life. You have plenty of slack in your life that can be taken out if you know where to look.

Get the maximum out of each day while leaving enough time to relax. Simplify your busy day to enjoy a healthy lifestyle, and smile more, with these strategies:

blank business checklist close up

Make a short list of things to do.

One of the things that wears us out is a super long list of things that probably runs a mile long. It is stuffed with too many things that look intimidating and impossible to finish.

It’s best to write out or make a short list of things that you can actually complete by the end of the day. Prioritize your tasks and you’re halfway there to feeling a lot better by the end of the day!

pexels-photo-374101

Create a morning ritual.

A morning ritual is important since it ensures that things get done before you leave the house for work. There’s no room for unnecessary clutter or confusion. Simply follow your morning routine for meditation, fitness, yoga, breakfast or other and you’ll be set for the day.

close up composition education high angle shot

Control your time.

Too many demands on our time makes the day seem confusing, chaotic and unduly stressful.

A simple day contains relatively few tasks and obligations.  Do not feel bad to say a “no” if strapped for time or otherwise. Only agree to something if you genuinely believe that doing it is wise.

Keep off other tasks till after work.

Avoiding stuffing tasks into your daily routine. However, make sure that they’re attended to after work.

Putting off tasks will create unnecessary hassles.  Your morning ritual should be the only thing you do before work.

Complain less.

Probably there’s something that’s causing you a good deal of irritation and gives you a lot to complain about. Try fixing it and if you can’t, then don’t let it bother you too much.

You’ll feel better if you complain less. Try it for a month.

pexels-photo-1493326

Carry a water bottle with you.

Staying hydrated is important, and water is the best thing for you.

You’ll be less tempted to drink something unhealthy when carrying a bottle of water with you. Try the same idea with healthy snacks.

person using smartphone

Spend an hour away from any electronic devices.

Agreed, that’s probably the most difficult thing to do on this list! 🙂

However, it really helps to take your eyes and mind off the laptop or smart phone or any electronic devices for a while.

Unplug and do something else for a change. Catch up on that book, play a new game, take a walk or stroll in the park, or settle down to a comfortable and short nap.

De-clutter one thing each day.

Clean up your desk, closet, or refrigerator. You won’t have to deal with a huge mess later and will be surprised at the amount of time you save by knocking down the clutter each day.

food plate yellow spaghetti

Consider purchasing a crock-pot.

You can have dinner waiting for you when you get home. Imagine the time and stress you’ll save. You’ll also only have to clean one pot.

Focus on the task at hand

Multi-tasking is stressful and ineffective.

You’ll get more done, feel better, and be less stressed if focus on one thing at a time.

Simplifying your day is something that gets you results when it comes to dealing with the many demands on your time and has a profound impact on your lifestyle.

You’ll be less stressed, enjoy a healthier life, and get more of your important tasks done each day.

Author ~ Reflecting Strokes
With inputs from the Internet and print sources

The Value in Keeping a Journal — ABC’s Ministries

Written by Pamela K. Orgeron, M.A., Ed.S., BCCC, ACLC, Author Do you remember your first journal, or diary? Some of you may still have yours. Unfortunately, I don’t have mine. I remember growing up when several of my girlfriends at school were talking about having diaries. Of course, I wanted to get on the bandwagon […]

via The Value in Keeping a Journal — ABC’s Ministries

Bedroom – Making it your Own 10/20/18

Someone I know is only happy living in a white house, and he always paints the ceiling of his bedroom a perfect sky blue.  He said he enjoys being in bed and looking up.  The blue ceiling reminds him of when he was young and lying in a haystack on his family’s ranch in Texas… Continue reading Bedroom – Making it your Own 10/20/18

Living a Beautiful Life ~ 10/9/18 My Favorite Book

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0380705117/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0380705117&linkCode=as2&tag=86900e-20&linkId=dc4cfe1631a9b9369826a20e132f58cb https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0380705117/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0380705117&linkCode=as2&tag=86900e-20&linkId=dc4cfe1631a9b9369826a20e132f58cb