Your social & emotional space
Want to feel cleaner and clearer emotionally? Then strip back the way you use social media and connect with friends.
Stop In-Boxing For The First 60 Minutes of Your Day. This means not checking your emails, Facebook, Insta or other social media feeds.
Instead, take this time after waking to check in with yourself for the day.Ask what it is YOU want to achieve that day and the steps YOU need to take, to bring you closer to manifesting YOUR dreams.
By logging into email or social media first thing, we’re bombarded with everyone else’s agenda and what THEY want and need.
When we break the habit of beginning our day being reactive to other people’s needs, and instead take the time to decide what we want, and then act from that place, life not only feels easier and less stressful, we bring our internal compass and our A-game to achieving the life we came here for.
Another Best Book On Simplifying Your Life: If you’re ready to own your mornings, this is a must-read: The 5AM Club, By Robin Sharma (2018)
Change the Notification Settings on Your Phone / Computer: so you’re not alerted every time you receive a new email or social media message. Decide you’ll log-in to email only twice a day (for example), and check your social feeds once a day. And then only with intention, by asking yourself first “Why am I logging in now?” and putting a time limit on it.
This way you won’t lose yourself (and your emotions) to the air-brushed life our shiny influencers would have you believe you need.
Instead of texting or messaging back on forth with friends for any longer than a few minutes, simply hit the dial button and CALL THEM!
Doing so will have you feeling connected in a way that fiddling on your phone never will.
Yep, going old school has its merits.
Simplify Your Life By Learning to Say NO. Got things to do that truly matter to you? Then listen up – the more commitments you agree to take on, the more you will slowly but surely crush your ability to do the stuff that matters most to you.
The truth is you’ll never find the hours you want "for you" if you’re people-pleasing and saying “yes” to everything that pops up. So the next time an invitation comes your way, ask yourself, “Do I really want to do this?”
If you do, great! Accept the invitation and enjoy yourself. But if you don’t, gracefully turn it down. If it feels right, be honest and say what you'll be working on instead. You’ll be amazed at how good this makes you feel.