Serving You: with an episode of GLOW playing in the background (check it out on Netflix if you are in need of a good a laugh)
Where is the happy middle where we don’t feel exhausted, we feel productive, but we are enjoying what’s going on around us? It’s not always an easy place to find!
5 lifestyle tips from the wunder woman:
1. the reward system
I realize this is so elementary but it totally works for me! I love basing my schedule around the reward system where I reward productivity with something I really enjoy. It gives me incentive and something to look forward to after.
2. Its not about WHAT you're doing, it’s about WHO you're doing it with
This may be important when you need to slow down a little... Know what is most important and know when you might need to say no. Quality over quantity.
3. you need to be well to help others be well
Physically and mentally you need to be healthy before you can take on other’s needs, otherwise you will consciously or subconsciously deteriorate. Hopefully knowing when you need to slow down, speed up, or reset will allow you to better maintain your personal wellbeing.
4. Nothing worth doing is easy
When I say you should be enjoying what you’re doing, we go back to Manson’s “struggle” reference from the first blog post. Manson notes that everything comes with a struggle, we just choose what struggle we don’t mind as much as others. So, not everything is happy go lucky, and yes we still have to work, but knowing that our struggles are the correct set of struggles for ourselves, personally, then we will still feel that our lives are full.
5. As a general rule, don't over-analyze
Okay Katie you write a novel about knowing yourself but now you’re telling me to not over analyze?! Okay I see what you’re saying there… but hear me out! I want understanding these three lifestyle modifications to be a mindful reflection – I had a good day, why did I have a good day? I am feeling tired, why am I feeling tired? This should not be a stressful event where you are trying to dig too deep. As put in Manson’s book emotions are just signs of whether we are doing what we should be doing or not – they are not something to be so scared of! Know about yourself, but don’t try to control things that you can’t (and yes a lot of things are going to be out of your control!)
If you’re in your twenty somethings like me, this might be the first time you’ve really delved into self-awareness like this. It might seem intimidating at first but its actually really exciting to begin mapping out what makes your lifestyle structure original! If you've already endured your twenty somethings you probably have a better understanding of this kind of self-awareness but because our lives are always changing, remembering to mindfully use these tips and evaluations is always helpful during the ebbs and flows.
take a moment to map out your life!