- Make a list. Creating a To-Do list with things like Do Laundry or Empty Dishwasher can help you stay focused on what really needs to be done. As each task is completed draw a line through it.
2. Stay positive. Nobody likes a Negative Nancy. Thinking positive thoughts actually help us feel better. Make up a mantra and repeat it in your mind to push the negative ones out. Think something like this: “I have everything I need to be happy and I am thankful today for_______.” Fill in the blank. Are you thankful for the sun streaming through your curtains? Are you thankful for the friend that called to say hello? Are you thankful you weren’t actually out of toilet paper?
3. Be aware. I have preached this before but you should always be aware and observant. Complacency is not your friend. Be aware of yourself, your family, bank account, co-workers, credit score, neighbors, what’s in your refrigerator, etc …. You can’t improve things if you don’t know where you stand.
4. Be proactive. It’s as simple as this: Do the right thing, don’t be jerk to others and don’t treat your body like an out-house.
5. Finally, there can’t be a true-er phrase when it comes to keeping your act together: Don’t sweat the small stuff. Give yourself a break if you mess up. We are not perfect and we are allowed to make mistakes. Just try to learn from them, “yeah THAT was not my best decision” and move on. Do not beat yourself up.