Why Being Busy is Good and Bad.

It’s good to be busy and occupied.

To always have your day scheduled full of things to do is a good thing.

It’s a very good thing actually.

But what’s not good is filling up our time and being busy with things that are not important and meaningful to your life.

There’s a difference between being busy and actually making an impact.

Not all busy people are productive or necessarily doing anything that’s beneficial with their time.

Some of them simply have their days scheduled with meaningless tasks.

They may be busy watching youtube videos and TV while someone else is busy working on projects that benefit others

They may be busy partying and drinking while someone else is busy netwotking at events and conventions.

They may be busy eating junk food and unhealthy snacks while someone else is busy working out at the gym.

And this is what makes certain people more successful than others.

The choices we make with our time now, influence and determine what we’re like 5-10 years later.

We all have the same 24 hours in a day.

But use it wrongly, and we don’t get to achieve much of what we want in this life we live.

Be busy with purpose.

The Ironic Truth.

Positivity is good.

Negativity is bad.

Sounds trivial and obvious but we don’t think about it much.

It’s strange how alot of us want the good things in life but don’t realize that we surround ourselves with more negativity than positivity.

And we wonder why good things don’t happen to us.

Some of us are even the cause of negativity for ourselves and others, and we don’t even realise it.

We want the good things in life but we complain more than we compliment others.
We want the good things in life but we take more than we give.
We want the good things in life but we expect more than we accept.

And some of us have been conditioned to think that all that is acceptable.

We’ve allowed the negativity to consume us that we forget what it’s like to be in a state of positivity.

Negativity and pessimism become the new norm, while anything that suggests the slightest hint of positivity and optimism is immediately labeled cheesy, cliche, cringy, or unrealistic.

It’s time to rebel against the status quo and start making a difference by changing yourself for the better.

Simplify.

We own and want too many things in this world.

We’re building up too much unnecessary clutter and not focusing on the things that we really need.

Too much money is unnecessarily spent, we still want more and we’re still unhappy with what we have.

Decluttering and simplifying doesn’t sound like they make sense.

“Why should I throw stuff away if I want to have more?”

It’s all about keeping the things that matter the most, things that you need and not want.

Simplifying has its benefits.

In terms of productivity, less clutter around your workspace gives you better focus on what’s important. The same applies if you’re using a computer for work. Having little to no desktop icons, having one or two tabs opened in Chrome instead of ten, etc. It will improve your productivity significantly.

In terms of money, simplifying means buying less of what you want and more of what you need. You may find yourself buying less as a result and even if you do buy something, you are assured that it’s a good purchase because it’s something that you really need. This helps you save money in the long run and ensures that you’re making good investments with your purchases.

In terms of quality of life, you can expect to be content with less, learn to be happier by detaching happiness from material things. Owning more does not guarantee happiness and simplifying your life will make that very obvious.

Like the great Bruce Lee once said,

“Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless.”

There are things in our lives that we’re keeping that are useless and they’re taking our focus away from the things that really matter.

Be content with less.

1 Awesome Tip To Make The Most Out Of Your Day.

It’s too easy to get caught up in the small things.

We have a ton of things to do on a daily basis but we’re not always focusing on the tasks that we should.

Stop and identify the 3 most important tasks for the day.

Instead of thinking you have to complete everything for the day, take a step back and ask yourself:

“What are the 3 things that I MUST do today?”

This narrows your focus to the tasks which impact your day the most.

Put all your time and energy into those 3 tasks and don’t work on anything else until you’ve completed them.

Once they’re done, you would have made productive use of the day since you’ve already finished 3 of the biggest tasks for the day.

Take a look at the remaining tasks you have, prioritise them based on importance and urgency, and allocate time for each of them.

It’s okay if you don’t get to finish everything. What’s more important is that you focused your time on the tasks that matter the most.

Productive Sleep.

A lot of people seem to have trouble sleeping.

You go to bed at 11pm.

You brain starts getting flooded with thoughts.

You toss and turn.

Before you know it, it’s 12.30am and you’re still wide awake.

Stop moving.

It helps your body a lot to relax simply by staying still and not moving.

This action itself (or lack thereof) should get you dozing off very quickly.

But if that doesn’t work, stop moving AND play a counting game.

And it’s fun too.

All you have to do is count each breath that you take while staying completely still.

When you wake up the next day, write down the number of breaths you took.

When you do this every day, you’ll start to realise that you’re falling asleep a lot more quicker.

You’re training your body to fall asleep more efficiently and it’ll become almost second nature eventually.

And that’s a good thing.

How to Stop Getting Distracted.

We have a ton of distractions in this day and age.

From social media to Youtube to games on our iPhones, there’s really a million ways to get distracted now.

And it can be really bad.

One moment you’re checking out a funny video your friend posted on Facebook and before you know it, an hour has passed and you’ve gone from Facebook to Instagram to Youtube.

Now I’m not saying social media is bad for us. Far from it. They’re actually amazing inventions.

But they become bad for us when we can’t control how and when we use them. And a lot of us seem to struggle with that.

An easy way to not get distracted is to simply cut and block off all access to the things that distract you.

Make it hard and inconvenient to access those distractions.

Sounds extreme but it works.

If you’re constantly distracted by social media, block all access to it when you’re working.

If you’re constantly distracted by certain people around you, put up a ‘Do not disturb’ sign and put headphones on. Or get your work done somewhere else, if possible.

If you’re constantly distracted by your phone, put it far away from you while you’re working (but still within range to answer important calls).

Easier said than done but I can guarantee that you’ll be distracted a lot lesser after implementing this simple concept.

Stop getting distracted, start working.

Your BIGGEST Enemy in Life.

It’s not that co-worker you hate at work. It’s not your annoying aunt that you can’t stand. And it’s not your spouse.

Your biggest enemy that’s holding you back from accomplishing amazing things in life, is you.

There’s no bigger enemy than that.

There is a quote by Bishop TD Jakes which says,

“There is nothing as powerful as a changed mind. You can change your hair, your clothing, your address, your spouse, your friends, but if you don’t change your mind, the same experience will perpetuate itself over and over again because everything outwardly changed but nothing inwardly changed.”

So many of us wonder why we’re still being stuck in our current predicament, unable to change our lives for the better.

The hard truth is we can’t blame anyone else for that but us.

We may have a lot of things we want to do with our lives but we don’t. Not because others say we can’t but because we actually believe that we can’t and we just end up not taking action.

If you have something you want to achieve, start working towards it. Only you can make it happen or not. It’s entirely up to you.

Take that first step, start small and never stop. Go slow if you must but NEVER STOP.

As long as you have control over your body, you have the power to do great things with it.

Don’t let it go to waste.