Navigating Seasons of Change…
When I am faced with a future or current situation where there is a lot of uncertainty, I’ve found a lot of solace in daily routines and habits. There might be a few areas of life that you currently have very little control over. I get that. However, it can be helpful to control as much as you can.
For example, if you are job-hunting or are about to begin a new job in the new year, try to establish a set morning routine even if you don’t have anywhere to be. Having a routine allows us to feel more settled and to also start the day feeling productive and accomplished.
Set a Morning Routine
It’s also helpful to intermingle a morning or evening routine with things that you SHOULD do with things that you WANT to do. For instance, you might feel that you should meditate but what you really want to do is drink coffee and check social media. In this case, I would start the morning with 5-10 minutes of meditation and then reward yourself afterwards with 5 minutes of social media as you’re waiting for your coffee to brew.
The attitude that we start the morning with often determines the rest of our day. For that reason, it’s important to begin the day on a positive note. Begin with small wins rather than feeling discouraged or disappointed in yourself.
3 Most Important tasks
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m also a huge fan of identifying my 3 most important tasks for the day. To do this, either the night before or in the morning make a list of the 3 most important tasks or things that you need to get done during the day. In other words, what are the 3 things that you need to do in order to end the day feeling good about your day. If you’re able to finish these things before lunch then that’s an added bonus and often gives you a great motivational kick going into the afternoon.
We often feel bad about ourselves if we feel like we’re not able to accomplish #allthethings. However, not everything on your to do list should be treated equally. Make sure that you have a clear picture in your mind (and on paper) of what is really important. As opposed to the little things that are fun to tick off your to do list.
Edit the Information You Receive
You might be receiving a lot of advice from family, friends, blog posts, articles. Then, at some point you might wonder who to listen to. Well, the thing is that it’s great that people want to help us and want to give us advice. However, keep in mind that when a person gives you advice they are essentially telling you what they would do in your situation when in fact, they are not you. A person might give you advice but it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s right for you. Therefore, you can always thank the person for their perspective and advice but be very discerning about your decisions.
YOU are the person who knows yourself the best. Therefore YOU are the only person who is truly qualified to make a decision on your behalf.
Take what resonates with you and leave the rest.
Set a morning routine (it doesn’t need to be complicated)
Identify your 3 Most Important Tasks each day
Edit the Information You Receive
Remember, navigating seasons of change is not easy, give yourself some grace
I hope you are having a great week and a productive start to the new year! What advice do you have for navigating seasons of change? Let me know on Instagram @betsyramserjaime