Increase Productivity

Recently I’ve been drowing in my ‘to-do’ lists. One for school, one for work and one for home. Once you reach this many tasks, lists just make everything worse. As I stare down the pages of my agenda, my organization becomes chaotic…and then what do I have? A headache!

I’ve realized that in order to organize my life, I just simply need to lighten the load. This includes less procrastinating. If I get it done when it comes up I won’t have to write it out. This is definitely something I need to work on.

I’m the classic ‘caregiver’ personality type, saying no is not my strongsuit. I would love to be able to help people only WHEN I can, without feeling guilty for not going out of my way. I am important, and so is my mental health.

I strongly believe that stress is a big trigger for most mental health issues in todays society. When we let things build up in our minds, we leave no room for happiness or positivity. Some stresses are inevitable, but we must remind ourselves which are preventable, and through our consciousness we can overcome it.

Now, I got a bit off topic, but I think I made my point.

Nothing is more important than your mental health. Find the time to take care of you and organization, productivity and happiness will follow.

Nighty night.

Daily dose of determination

As a stickler for routine, getting back into my 9-5 lifestyle here at the magazine was both a blessing and a curse. I was counting on some down time to recharge and really focus on my personal writing – but moksha doesn’t bring me money.

Every early morning battle with the bed sheets, inches me closer to the desire to be my own boss. My own magazine, what would that even look like? What would be my angle? I realize I have many dues to pay in this industry before I can muster up the confidence to branch out on my own.

To be taken seriously I need to take myself seriously. With each publishing of my name and my work, my self-confidence flourishes. The only way to achieve greatness, is to believe you can.

For now, this is where I am – and I’m proud. Baby steps!