“We have so little control over our lives. The only thing we can really control is what we spend our days on. What we work on, and how hard we work on it.” -Austin Kleon
One of the biggest things that I have to learn is to take things one day at a time. The biggest thing that a lot of us do is focus on the past and the future. The bitterness of what happened in the past or stressing on what may happen is what distracts a lot of us. We can’t change the past or predict the future, but we can control what’s going on at this moment. When you’re able to have consecutive good days you’re moving forward. Those days will stack up and life will become a little brighter.
Establish A Routine
A helpful tip that someone told me to help focus on making each day better is creating a routine. I used to have a routine when I had to look after some children. There where set times for play, dinner, bath, and bed. Creating a routine was good for them and for myself. As for myself alone, I never was a routine person. Each day was different for me and at times hectic. Looking back I’ve wasted a lot of time. So creating a routine will help. A routine will help kill off some of that idle time in which we aren’t productive. It will be easier to consistently be productive.
For some, creating lists will help people make the most out of their day and time. Lists bring order to chaos. When you feel like so much is going on you can list things out and make better decisions about what you should do. I know a couple of people who make to-do lists to help them practice better time management. Crossing things off lists will give you an amazing feeling and help keep you productive. Lists will also help you not be so forgetful when things become overwhelming.
Realize Each Day Won’t Go As Hoped For
Finish each day and be done with it. All to-do lists and routines are aspirational. The thing is to just make it to the end of the day so you can prepare yourself for the next. Try to not be hard on yourself for not accomplishing nothing that day. Allow yourself to go to bed not being stressed about what you could’ve done that day. Just finish the day and be done with it. The next day will be a new day.
Doesn’t matter what way you decide to tackle your days, remember each day is a new day to be better. Try to make the most of each day and improve on the day before. Think of yourself as an artist with a fresh canvas. Plan out your vision for the project and take the steps necessary to finish the piece.
//Currently Listening to “Roses”- sAINt JHN (ft Future)