Time Management

Have you ever stopped and thought about how much time goes unaccounted for daily? I know I have.

It’s amazing how time flies by when you get caught in the scrolling web, I used to open Instagram or Pinterest with the intention of looking for just a few minutes and with just one blink an hour would be gone. Or when I say I’m “wrapping up a conversation with my best friends” those can go on forever.

If you’re like me noticing that you’ve wasted half the day makes you uneasy and tends to make the whole day more difficult. You realize you procrastinated starting your paper, you didn’t complete your errands, you were suppose to read before going to class or even forgot about an appointment and the rest of the day is spent trying to make up for lost time.

Here are a few tips that make my days more productive

Set goals for the day

You may do this at the beginning of the day or the night before. When I wake up, I spend a few minutes thinking about the things I need to do and the things I want to do. I make to do lists because I get to ✔️ the things I accomplish.

Be realistic

You have to be real with yourself, I believe that as humans we are limitless, however we are not perfect. So for example if your goal is to start exercising and you’ve never been to the gym or worked out 💪 just know it is impossible for you to lift 70 lbs and kill 100 ab crunches that day. Keeping this in mind will prevent disappointment at the end of the day.

Allot time for each task

Some tasks take a lot more time than others, reading for a paper may take up to three hours while a making the bed may take only five minutes. I try to get as many smaller tasks done as possible in order to maximize the time I have to get my school work done (it all depends on your lifestyle).

Take breaks

I need breaks, I cannot focus on one thing for hours (funny how I don’t say this about Instagram or YouTube) for example when I’m studying I can read for like four hours after that I need to walk around, eat, watch a video; something. Make these breaks no longer than twenty minutes

Be patient with yourself

You can do everything stated above and still not accomplish all the goals you set for the day. The point is to get as many things done in the day. You won’t always get it right, however,as long as you’re learning and improving daily you’re not failing.

Try to do this everyday

– Dani

Choose you!

          Choices, we all have them, and whether we admit it or not , we all want to be somebody’s choice. 

Do you desire to be the guy or girl’s number one?

Do you want to be the favorite child ?

If you have answered yes to these ….. you are guilty !

          What if you aren’t chosen? You see, we all have to be cognizant of the fact that the action of others are completely out of our control. As humans we have the ability and the right to take charge of our lives, this includes but is not limited to our happiness and the people we want to be on our journey. For this reason, it is important to recognize that the ‘choice’ may not be you.

You probably won’t be number one.

You most definitely may not be the favorite child.

      What do you do? …….. Choose you!

Choose your happiness and endeavor to make it independent of the actions and feelings of others. Once you are comfortable with yourself , and you are facing each situation with grace and positivity then you will be better equipped to handle the choice of others.

You should always be your first choice, true validation comes from within.

How do you handle rejection? let me know in the comments.

Dani