I could give you an introductory paragraph, but I really don’t want to be about that in 2016, so let’s just get into it!
Stop Complaining about your job.
Now this may come as a surprise to a few, BUT, do you know.. NO ONE is putting a got damn gun to your head and forcing you to go to these “shitty” jobs that you sit and bitch about that you hate so much? AND contrary to popular belief, you can quit that bitch WHENEVER you feel like it. See, a lot of people say they are working to pay bills, etc. and I GET THAT, I really do, but what is your exit strategy? What is your plan to get out? Because if you are working to sustain, you need to be actively saving and busting your ass to leap out of this position that you hate so much, so that you can be doing something that is more worthy of your time and energy. No one was put on this earth to just pay bills and die. Many take for granted that there are people starving and homeless just wishing for the opportunity or a shot at a better life. Stop complaining so much and really put into focus and prospective the blessings that you have in life.
Stop Being Late, Arrive Early!
There’s just a REALLY good feeling about being places early. Ask ANYONE, and they will tell you when it comes to events and work I’m usually early or the first to arrive. Constantly showing up late, or being known as the one who is always late or just barely making it is not a sign that you’re “booked” or busy, it’s a sign of arrogance and disrespect. It shows your lack of respect for your own time and the time of others.
Here’s a clip from Oprah, where Dr. Phil talks about the Ego behind chronic tardiness.
Do Better this year, and really challenge yourself to be early. It’s a gratifying feeling, so Try it for 5 days straight and comment here, or on my Facebook, Twitter or IG and tell me how it went and how you feel about it!
There was truly a method behind that irritating journaling assignment your creative writing teacher assigned you back in high school. It’s a form of meditation! Journaling not only allows you to release and help sort out your thoughts from throughout each day, but it helps you de-stress and work through situations. Have you ever seen people online airing out their dirty laundry? I am willing to bet any amount of money that they don’t journal, because if they did, they would know– Online ain’t the place to put it for others to comment about. Keep your journal for your private self (unless you want to blog and have it out for others to judge which defeats your growth process) but journaling isn’t reserved just for pen and paper. There is no right or wrong or structure when it comes to journaling. Put on some headphones, get out some paper, or your iPad, or phone or whatever and let it vent. Whether it be sentences, words, drawings, lines– just let yourself express– even if it’s just 10 minutes a day. Trust me. It goes a long way to clear out your head space. Try it for 5 days straight and comment here, or on my Facebook, Twitter, or IG and tell me how it went and how you feel about it!