Disorganisation is a common cause for stress and anxiety. Let’s look at some easy to implement ideas:
- Limit the inflow of emails in your inbox. Unsubscribe from newsletters you do not really want or never read. Why do you keep them?
- Rather than keeping everything, ask yourself why you should not delete that or throw it away?
- Anything you must keep, scan it to pdf, name it properly, organise it with a document management program.I know it is scary, but once scanned throw away or shred the paper document.
- Create a paper based filing system for most important documents, but keep it as simple as you can.
Go back to Simplify your life
Partly based on idea from Robert Pagliarini
- Hits: 1656
- Many of us have to many expenses, stuff, commitments and responsibilities.
- Find a way to have a more cantered and grounded way to live.
- Stop trying to keep up with the Joneses.Stop this constant pursuit for more of the same.
- Focus on what is really import to you in life.
- Simplifying your life does not mean less. It can be about more time, more enjoyment, more growth, more joy; more of what enrich your life not bring more riches.
- Spend more connected time your spouse and children
- Be the best mom or dad you can be.
- Your loved ones wants your presence not your presents.
- Support, encourage, build up, comfort and inspire others.
- Look after your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health
- Be financially secure.
Go back to Keep the faith rooted
Go to Get organised
- Hits: 1499
- Control what you can, and be careful not to be sucked into the black hole of negativity that is promulgated over the news and social media.
- Be aware of all the fake and false news doing the rounds.
- Investigate before you send stuff around.
- Get you information from reputable sources.
- Think about the people in your network. Are they energy releasers or energy zappers? The same for you, which one do you fit in. Be aware if you are a zapper.
- We spoke elsewhere in beginning of this workshop about a gratitude journal. Are you still doing yours?
- Focus on the future. We cannot change where we are at the moment, but you can now focus on the future and you determine where you will end up at.
- Maybe we need to get out of our own way. Sometimes we are our biggest obstacle to stay positive or achieve success. Remember SMART.
- Keep your goals Simple, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time bound.
- Make a dream board. Get a picture of your new dream/goal and put it somewhere where you can see it often.
Invest in your spiritual growth as much as you invest in your skills and knowledge.
Go back to Become closer with your family
Go to Simplify your life
- Hits: 1544
You can let the worries and sleepless nights overwhelm you. You can wreak havoc in your relationships due to the two culprits’ shame and blame or use this opportunity to grow closer to your spouse and children.
- You do not have to do the expensive activities, focus cheaper alternatives that you can enjoy together like board games for example.
- If you have children focus on free activities, like doing an art project, do silly play, take a walk around the house, play with the dog, play with the toys on the living room carpet, or write a fictitious story together.
- You can do things with you spouse that both of you enjoy. Again it does not have to be expensive. Tell each other what you have learned today, what you have read. Brainstorm new ideas, or even give your spouse a massage. Be creative!
- Volunteer some time to reach out to people that might be worse off than you might be. There are always someone, reach out to the, encourage them, build them up, and comfort them. Have empathy not sympathy with them.
- Communicate with your family, children included. Children are born small, not stupid. They can sense that something is wrong. Talk to them in general terms, not the doom and gloom specifics.
- If your children (or spouse) are used to get whatever they want, make a savings game. Do the PERK we used yesterday and do the same on their pocket money with their expenses.
- Make sure that in this process:
- Do not offload your burden on them
- Do not Overwhelm them with information
- Ask them what they know about what is going on, why they have to stay at home.
- Keep quiet and listen to their concerns.
Go back to Seek Opportunities
Go to Keep the faith rooted
- Hits: 1402
There’s a whole lot of talk about reducing, cutting, shrinking, and decreasing, but what if you took a different view? What if instead you looked for opportunities? What if you looked for ways to grow and expand and create?
- Brainstorm: Think about a product or service people might want if this chaos is going to continue, and what will they need when we recover from this.
- Get allies: Maybe friends, or your spouse, or your children.
- Create: The goals is to create something as we discussed earlier.
- What is the ultimate: What is it that you would really want out of all this hard work that you let yourself in for. Have clear goals and outcomes – Results that you would love to see.
Go back to Networking
- Hits: 1602
- International Fraud Awareness Week
- Protecting your Digital Assets
- Important Changes to Non-profit Organisations (NPO) Act
- 2023 Medical scheme changes and increases
- Financial survival during COVID-19: “8. Get organised"
- Financial survival during COVID-19: “Simplify your life"
- Financial survival during COVID-19: “Keep the faith rooted"
- Financial survival during COVID-19: “Become closer with your family"
- Financial survival during COVID-19: “Seek opportunities"
- Financial survival during COVID-19: “Networking"
- Financial survival during COVID-19: “Use your time wisely"
- Financial survival during COVID-19: “Invest in yourself"
- Financial survival during COVID-19: “Current Opportunities"
- Financial survival during COVID-19: “What should I do?” - Step 6
- Financial survival during COVID-19: “What should I do?” - Step 5
- Financial survival during COVID-19: “What should I do?” - Step 4
- Financial survival during COVID-19: “What should I do?” - Step 3
- Financial survival during COVID-19: “What should I do?” - Step 2
- Financial survival during COVID-19: “What should I do"? - Step 1
- Financial survival during COVID-19