If you know anything about me, then you know that I’m a Type-A overachiever who wants everything to be perfect all the time. But although that’s what I WANT, the reality is, I’m usually a hot mess.
I struggle with deadlines, my inbox gets ridiculously flooded, and don’t even get me started on what my desktop looks like! I skip the gym more times that I’m proud to say, and I have a pretty good relationship with my snooze button.
There are so many things that I want to accomplish so I feel like this year I need to step it up a notch and focus on building some girl-boss habits.
Waking Up Early
I hit the snooze button about 30 times before I get my ass out of bed. I set ridiculous alarm clock times like 6:15, 6:19, 6:23, and I turn them on together. Don’t know what it is, but I love waiting til the last possible second to wake up. Yep, I have a serious problem. But when I stop to think about it, I NEED an extra hour in the morning to get my shit done.
I honestly think I’d feel so much better and have so much less anxiety if I just gave myself an extra hour to start working on my day. I could use that hour to go through e-mails or write blog posts, or do ANYTHING productive, so I’m gunna be focusing on tackling this habit because I have too much to do and there never feels like enough time.
I don’t know if I”ll ever be the kind of person who sits on the floor, crosses her legs, and meditates to the point where she forgets where she is and is transformed in some kind of yogi spiritual way. I mean, it’d be cool and all, but I’m gunna set the bar a little lower for now. My mind is constantly going. Like, honestly, I don’t even know what it’s like to do one thing at a time anymore. When I’m doing one thing, I’m thinking about something else, and by the end of the day, I’m truly exhausted. Mentally exhausted, with a very fried brain.
Because of that, I think I’d really benefit from setting aside some time to meditate. Even if it just means sitting on the couch, closing my eyes, and focusing on my breathing or something. ANYTHING that slows my brain down a bit and helps me focus on the present. I’ll start with 5 minutes a day and then see if I can bump it up to 10.
Kicking Procrastination In The Butt
If you want to be a girl boss, then you need to stop procrastinating. Because girl bosses get shit done and make things happen, and procrastinators just THINK about stuff. I’m one to admit, though, I procrastinate WAY more than I should and I feel like if I procrastinated just a tiny bit less, I’d be a whole lot closer to building my empire. Who’s with me on that? ??
I hate exercising. There, I said it. I hear all these runners say how much they love running and how they get a high when they run and all I can think is, ‘how the heck can they like that feeling where you’re out of breath and your heart is painfully stabbing you in the chest and you feel like you’re gunna die?!’ Am I the only one? I just don’t like it. I don’t like being sweaty, and I don’t like being in pain. And yea, there are about 50 THOUSAND other things I’d rather do with my time.
But okay, fine. I guess I kind of have to find SOMETHING I enjoy doing that’s a form of exercise, so I’ll be working on making it a habit to work out in some way. I actually just joined the YMCA near my job, and I’ve been going to Pilates and Yoga once a week. But there definitely have been times when I’ve said that I was gunna go and then backed out last minute, so I want to be more consistent. They say you feel a whole lot better and more productive when you incorporate fitness into your day, so I’m very much looking forward to that.
Dear God. Why does everything have to be so expensive? I work and I work and I work and then I pay bills. And then I work and I work and I work and then I pay more bills. That’s pretty much my life, ya know?! Joe and I bought a brand new house last year, and we’re still paying off a whole bunch of stuff that we bought. But as soon as we get some of those credit cards squared away, I want to focus on saving more money.
Now I know a lot of us struggle with saving money. That’s pretty much what all the recent studies have shown. We have bills, rent, and student loans to pay, but that’s no excuse not to save. I think if we all look at our spending, there’s got to be SOME area where you can scale back and save. Even if it’s $10 a month. Even if it’s $5 a month. Something is better than nothing. And no, it won’t be easy. It’s a lot more fun to buy shoes. But I’m gunna work on having a bit more self control, and making the act of saving money a true habit.
Now tell me! What habit are you gunna be working on? Have any of you been successful in creating a girl boss habit? What strategies did you use? What worked, what didn’t? Let us all know in the comments!
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