Just recently, I was talking with one of my oldest friends, Eszter – a cool young artist that will also be taking part in the #WriteToTell Magazine‘s Team (after July) and we came to a conclusion that there are only two types of people in the world:
- the ones that do things
- and the ones that don’t.
Pretty simple – but as far as the problem goes, the people that do things, don’t really stop. Their idea of wanting to do somethings never stops and being busy all the time becomes a lifestyle. A friend of Eszter’s always says that: Eszter, if it were one weekend where you didn’t have anything to do, you sure as hell would start a new project on the same weekend.”
Can you relate? Here are some of my things on how to #doitall in order to #haveitall:
1. “Work Hard – Play Hard”
I often hear: “how can you do it? – I would not be able to”, “it must be so hard”, “do you sleep?”, “how come you are not tired?”, “how do you keep track of everything?, “do you forget things?’
The only answer I provide is through smiling, taking a step back and gently saying: one day at a time. In order to keep myself focused on everything I need to do during the day, I am only making sure I am planning everything accordingly. How I do that is stated in number 2.
2. Keeping track of projects, deadlines, names, events.
I have a regular sized agenda. – (an Agenda??? – in 2018 – with 153285 apps on the market?) – YES! The reason why I still use an agenda is because I did not find an application that is suitable for me. I think I have researched and tried for about two days different mobile / desktop apps without finding what I was looking for and I went back to the traditional ways of using a pen and a paper. – no trouble.
In order for the agenda to be effective, I make sure I check it multiple times per day especially every night and every morning. At night, I sum up my day – I am looking at what I was able to accomplish and see what I can do during the week. In the morning, I revise again and I am planning my day in order to try to make the best of it.
*every-time there is a new upcoming event, I make sure I will add it in the agenda right away
3. Small adjustments / changes during the day.
“What happens if an event gets canceled?”, “What happens if you sleep in?”, “What if you are feeling sick?”
The hardest part about making a change, (any type of change) is the first week. I am telling you, if you get passed the first week, you get passed everything. Your body is amazing at adapting during change and most of the time all of the odds are in your favor.
In the last few weeks, during a very busy period my body has learned:
- to run efficiently on glucose (not only) – making sure I eat a lot of fruits
- wake up without an alarm (this is actually AMAZING)
- sleep enough
- take a step back
- take over control (look at no.5)
4. How important is your well being?
It is not about what you do, it’s about how you do it. I wish that I knew sooner how important is to take care of yourself. We, as people, react. We form a reaction to everything. The moment, we learn to detach from what is not necessary, we automatically become better at what we want to do.
Bettering my well being by:
- drinking 1l of fresh lemon water – half an hour prior to waking up
- planning my day in the morning
- reminding myself why I do what I do (you must have a clear goal)
- eating balanced: nuts, greens, fruits, veggies.
- helping someone out / offering support
- talk to others – admit that you are tired, admit that you need help but also admit that you can do it
- being my best friend – being honest about what I can and can’t do. – easily defined as “knowing your limits”
5. Take over control.
With this, you must. Who says that you have to do everything? Who says that success is all about putting in the hours?
Success is taking days off to recover and sleeping in more than you should have.
Success is saying no to extra work because you need time alone.
Success is taking a deep breath before falling asleep because you wanted to do that all along.
Success and it’s definition might and will change over the years but the only required definition you should take about success is to control it.
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