I used to be that girl with a million things on her to-do list, and even though I ticked off most of them by the end of the day, it always felt like I wasn’t making a real change. Of course looking busy and professional is important to me. But sometimes it’s nice to have a look outside the box and let’s say think pink. Or better – see pink. Usually I am more attracted to wear warm colors. However, this spring something got me about pink. I know this is perceived as a super girly color – and in fact so do I. But hey, sometimes it’s pretty nice to go out of your comfort zone and play with different colors. This previous outfit was a baby step into the pink color palette and I believe that here I incorporate it even more. Not to mention that I love the loose and business alike trousers a lot. Combined with a light blouse they are perfectly suitable for the office. Or like I styled it with sunglasses and a small handbag also a nice way to spent the weekend in town and stroll around the pretty streets. You think why the hell am I telling you that?! Well, of course instead of spending my weekend in town I could more efficiently be ticking off the chores from my To-Do list, right?! Quickly thoughts arise like: “I could’ve done more and there were bigger things catching dust. One day I realized that by filling my to do list with endless chores, nothing would ever really change. I would be the same girl with the same life, only with a clean inbox and nicer cupboards. Not really enjoying life but rather just run after my list like a machine.
So I found myself a solution, and I’m happy to share my tools to help you get things done for real but at the same time enjoying life. 🙂
1) Accept that you can only do so much, and you have to set priorities
You can’t change things overnight. So don’t pressure yourself with expectations you can never meet. You can still push yourself, just don’t punish yourself. Be kind and accept you can do a lot if you take your time! We are not machines, so just relax and make the most of your time in the here and now. Some things can also wait a few days.
2) Make a list of things you want to accomplish and a list of chores
The list of chores should be short. You don’t need to fix everything to a level of perfection, only write down priorities. More interesting are the things you want to accomplish. These will bring you more long term wise.
3) Write down your timetable
This is where you find out how much time you have. Maybe you could be more efficient by planning healthy meals during your commute or realize you get nothing done because you spend those precious hours on Instagram. How much time do you really have? Is what you’re expecting from yourself realistic? Check out the time management hacks you should know to make the most of your hours.
4) Choose your priorities
Forget your chores list; those things will happen, because they have to. Instead, choose things you want to accomplish for yourself this month. Choose a few and write them down. Make sure that they are feasable.
5) Monitor those things daily for one month
Monitor daily weather or not you did each thing. You can hold track easily in a notebook. You’ll see it gets easier every day if you only have those few priorities to focus on! They won’t take as much time as you think upfront, so you’ll end up with more time to do those nasty chores from your list! By the end of the month, you reevaluate your priorities. Some might be fixed while some will stay on your list for next month. But that’s ok! Change is a gradual process.
What do you think? Did you try out the pinkish colors too this summer? Or is it too girly for you? What about your to-do list? Does it rule your life?