Another week has gone, where does the time go? Here is a list of 5 things this week has taught me and I hope it can give you some insight on these topics. They are in no particular order – just like our thought processes!
- Motivation to Continue When You Don’t See Quick Enough Progress
Don’t lose your motivation! Just because you are not seeing results to what you are working towards, it does not mean that you won’t ever achieve your goal. It does not matter how slow you go, what matters is that you do not stop!
Anything worth having does not come easy and success does not happen overnight.
If you haven’t noticed, we haven’t been posting as much lately, and this is partly due to lack of motivation. By remembering our vision and why we are here as a platform, our motivation to work hard for our subscribers and readers got us back on track!
- Time Management Skills
This was so crucial to learn and fully understand. The ability to plan and control how you spend the hours in a day to effectively accomplish short and long term goals. Some of the skills we learned to include our daily routine included buying a planner and make a schedule – daily, weekly, and monthly schedules to be exact. Be sure to set some boundaries and account for all kinds of distractions. One thing that helped was to write things down right away – not in 5 minutes, not when I had time later, but right away. I also made a list of things to do before 11 am, courtesy of Tim Ferris’ book 4 Hour Work Week. We will be doing a book review on this effective book to talk about the benefits of doing things early in the day.
- There is a Time for Learning and a Time for Earning
Instead of jumping into tasks and work without knowing the full details, we decided to take some time and learn. By taking the time to learn how to effectively run a website, how to connect with like-minded people in your niche, and take advantage of the resources available to you, you can then take time to earn by implementing what you have learned.
It’s exactly how school works. You go to university or college to learn a career in detail before you go out in the field, work and earn money with the skills you have learned.
- Learning to Time Block to Increase Focus and Get Things Done Properly
We all do this – multitask. Granted, some things are better done this way, but not the important things that can affect your long-term goals. Try sending an email to your boss, while cooking dinner and trying to watch your favourite show on Netflix. All three of these tasks and activities individually are important to you, but by doing them all together you aren’t doing focused on all of the three equally. By time blocking, you set aside certain times for certain tasks or activities. For example, you can set aside 4 hours out of your day to respond to emails and do some work from home, uninterrupted and fully focused. You can then set aside an hour and a half for cooking your meal with love and actually taking the time to eat and enjoy it. Your Netflix and chill time can then be fully enjoyed with no worries before bed!
- Take a Moment to Breathe and Relax
Sometimes we are so busy and try to convince ourselves that we have everything under control, including a healthy mindset. This week we tried to really try to take a moment. Stress and a rapid thought processing mind can take control of our lives, resulting in stress overload and anxiety. If we don’t manage our stress in healthy ways, It can create higher cortisol levels which trigger the body to react in a fight or flight response.
By taking a moment to just be and relax the mind, we reduce the stress response in our bodies and calm down our warning signals in our body. It can help increase your mood and make you more aware of your emotions. Having control over your own life is important for your mental health and your physical well-being.
These are, again, in no particular order and are just a few things we learned over the past week. We will be turning each of these into blog posts so we can dive into each topic.