1. LIMIT TIME ONLINE
Let's face it, today the internet is available at any moment. As if the amount of time spent being on computers, phones, and other electronic devices weren't enough at the office or in the home, it is even possible to connect online at restaurants, or during a everyday commute with newer model cars having their own internet access.
With all this readily available access to the internet and being online, it can start to feel overwhelming. Now, I'm not saying being online is bad for you. I enjoy my social media, checking emails, and blogging among other online activities. I'm saying let's not let them consume us. As my grandmother likes to say,
Yes, I did just quote my grandmother. #gemsfromgrand Nevertheless, you get the point.
2. PURGE / DECLUTTER
Yes, I just made up the word "declutter". Rock with me, here.
Okay, It's time to do a little spring cleaning on our lives. Instead of deep diving on the emotional side of things and evaluating the relationships influencing our lives (I mean you can, if you want. #extracredit) let's keep it simple. Pick a room in your house or apartment (I prefer my closet.) and get to purging. Throw away all the unnecessary items collecting dust out! Anything, you have not used in the last two months, toss it! Clutter is not only a sign of stress but it can also be a cause of additional stress. Remember, less stuff more freedom.
4. SCHEDULE ME TIME & USE IT
Set aside time for yourself. Do the things you want. We constantly give to other people. This is the time designated for your to recharge, refuel, and re- energize. By implementing this simple task, the benefits will create a huge impact on one's ability to recenter and focus.
5. QUIET TIME
Mediation. Devotionals. Use this time to reconnect or recenter with God. (Or if you prefer, higher power, universe, etc.) There's nothing like getting into that zone between you and God. The clarity and understanding, you gain from this quiet time is a surefire way to recenter and refocus.