6 Simple Ways to Get Your Life Together
Want to get your life together? You don’t need to wait for 2022 for “new year, new me”. The best time to start getting your life together is now.
With everything that is going on since 2020, we all deserve a break, right?
It’s totally normal if you feel that your life is not quite as put together as you thought (or planned) it would be. Or, if you are not yet where you wanted to be. There are too many circumstances that are out of our control.
I was guilty of setting unrealistic expectations on what my life would be too!
What’s important is you make a choice: evolve or stay the same.
The idea of how to get your life together sounds easy: putting things into action. But, it’s easier said than done, so here are the different ways how to create a reset routine to get your life back together.
This post will also benefit you if you have just recently moved abroad and are feeling homesick.
Being new in a foreign country can worsen the negative feelings, so it’s important to create a new routine and get your life together.
A lot of people are sitting around waiting for things to happen to them. If you want some things to be different, you need to start taking action even if just a little.
Think about what you want to change before you start figuring out how to get your life together.
Set some realistic goals for yourself whether or not it is as simple as spending 15 minutes per day decluttering or organizing. Whatever that is, be specific with what you want. Then you will start to get your life back.
Figuring out where to start and what you want allows you to take control of your own life and your own happiness. So, this is an important step on how to get your life together and you need to work hard for it.
Now that you know where to start and what you want, it’s time to make an action plan and make space in your schedule.
Make space in your schedule
Change doesn’t happen overnight, and you need to take action to make that change. Use a calendar and dedicate a block of time where you focus on what you are planning to do.
As much as possible, lessen the manual activities at home and make a routine so you will have more space in your schedule.
- Clean out email inbox
- Simplify your life at home
- Minimize daily decisions
Clean out email inbox
Going through your inbox and seeing hundreds of emails only adds clutter to your mind. Take some time to go through it and give a quick response to whoever is waiting to hear from you.
- Create a to-do list or snooze an email for later then get back to it
- Send a quick response
- Stop subscribing to newsletters that don’t add value to you
I am using the Spark mail app on my phone since 2016, and it is the best mail app I’ve ever used.
Minimize daily decisions
Since you are already figuring out how to get your life together, try to minimize your daily decisions. What are the major decisions you make each day? Mine is deciding what to wear and what to eat.
Instead of spending a few minutes deciding what to wear in the morning, I start preparing the night before. When it comes to what I eat, I don’t like cooking, so having to decide what to eat and cook every day is exhausting for me!
If you can relate, you can start preparing your meals on Sunday and put them in your fridge, especially when you are working from home.
Lastly, establishing a daily routine is a step to get your life back and be in control.
Minimizing daily decisions can only save a little bit of time, but it really saves a huge mental load on yourself.
Do something you’ve been avoiding one at a time
Go back on your to-do list (if you have one), or think about ONE THING you know you have to do but have been postponing. You will always have a task you’ve been putting off for months but have been thinking about it every single day. Imagine the energy you wasted!
You’ll never know, but what if that task only takes 15 minutes to be done?
Some examples are
- Folding the clothes on the chair
- Make a phone call to your doctor or dentist
- Making your bed
- Cleaning your bathroom
- Unpacking your luggage
Another tip on how to get your life together is to schedule your chores. I know a lot of people use their weekends to clean the house, do the laundry, iron clothes, etc. For some, it can be therapeutic, but it can be the most dreaded chore for others.
Start romanticizing your life
As you figure out how to get your life together, it is important to start romanticizing your life to allow yourself to embrace changes and help your personal development.
Get rid of toxic people from your life, and surround yourself with people that support you and lead you in the right direction.
Accept what you don’t know. Give yourself a break. Appreciate yourself. Be kind to yourself.
Some ideas you can do:
- Buy yourself flowers
- Give yourself a facial or go to a spa
- Write down the things that make you happy (gratitude journal)
- Get some extra sleep
- Spend the day doing something you love
- Make a list of things you are good at
- Pamper yourself
- Light a scented candle
- Do something you are passionate about
- Prioritize your mental health
- Play video games
- Start doing whatever you’ve been wanting to do!
After doing that, you will immediately feel proud of yourself!
Reset your space
Clear space = clear mind. This never gets old!
I learned about resetting your space after watching a How to Reset Your Space video by muchelleb on YouTube back in 2018. It is a life-changing concept, and I have been doing it as part of my reset routine.
As soon as you wake up, you reset your bedroom by making the bed.
Before you start working, you reset your workspace by cleaning and organizing your desk.
After having lunch, you reset your kitchen by washing the dishes.
If you want to do something bigger, you reset your space by decluttering or going through all your clothes and getting rid of the ones you no longer use.
There are a lot of ideas on how to reset your space; start with something simple and start organizing. Then you will see that you slowly get your life back!
Prioritize and plan your week
The secret how to getting your life together is to make a plan backed by action.
Make a list of your priorities for the week ahead. Write down your weekly goals so you will stay organized and focused for the week.
Currently, I am learning Swedish and writing content for my blog. I felt overwhelmed when I couldn’t find enough time to do these. I changed my approach and defined a specific day for other content creation or Swedish lessons.
I also set a weekday as my rest day. I use my weekends for anything unplanned.
Getting my life together: my reset routine
I often do my reset routine on a Sunday because it’s a good slow down before the workweek starts. I prefer to get these things done lazily throughout the day, and it helps me ease my Monday anxiety!
- Do my laundry as soon as I wake up & fold clothes after
- Recycle & throw garbage
- Clean my space
- Respond to emails
- Prepare my meal for the next few days
- Plan my week and dump new to-dos
- Self-care: hair mask & face mask
A Sunday reset routine is also like a weekly morning routine that sets you up to have the most productive day! But this time, it’s helping you get your life together.
Whenever I needed to figure out how to get my life together, I start with my morning routine.
Final thoughts: You need to let go of the things you can’t control to start figuring out how to get your life together.
Some things and situations are beyond your control. It is a struggle to pick yourself up, and you cannot immediately figure out how to get your life together.
One suggestion that I got—and have been following—is to acknowledge and evaluate the current situation. I let myself feel sad and down because I need to express my emotions. And, it is normal and okay to feel that way.
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Thank you so much for sharing these tips! They really changed my perspective!
I love to buy myself flowers when I’m down and pamper myself with the things I love such as listening and reading books,