Obviously as I've grown older my list of favorite fall activities has changed a little. Unfortunately people don't look too kindly on a grown 27 year old dressed in a weird costume going door-to-door asking for candy. So I've abandoned my old trick or treating tradition, and started watching more scary movies. Some of these things can be enjoyed by people of all ages, but some are things that I definitely appreciate more as an adult than I would have as a child.
In my last post about habits of happy people I had mentioned that I was originally going to start by sharing habits of successful people, but wanted to point out that success without happiness isn't truly successful, at least by most peoples' standards. However, I still think it's a good to know the habits of highly successful people, especially when many of their habits are easy to adopt for the average person. With that being said, let's just dive right in...
I was originally going to start this series with habits of successful people, and don't worry, I'm still planning on writing a post about habits of successful people, but I wanted to start out on a different note first. I think we all want to be successful, even if we have different ideas of what success looks like, but all this pressure to be successful can be exhausting, and what's success without happiness or at least contentment. So I decided to do some research, and dive into my own experiences to find more about habits of successful people.
I kind of talk vaguely about myself in a lot of my posts, especially when I'm presenting ideas that worked for me as I've tried to grow as a person, but I don't get super personal very often. If you've read all of my posts or "About Me" you might have read some of these little facts before, but you might have missed them, and I'll share a couple things that are brand new to you. So let's dive into 10 things you might not know about me!
I'll be honest, I'm not the most naturally positive person or even close to it. I tend to be naturally pessimistic and pretty much always expect the worst. Positivity is something I definitely have to work for. After a year of constant whining and complaining and constantly feeling stuck I decided to make a serious effort to work on my mindset and try to be more positive in an authentic way. If you're like me and you want to improve your outlook on life, keep reading!
My desk and work space were turning into a nightmare kingdom from which there was no return. I couldn't find anything, I was forgetting things because I couldn't see the reminders I would leave for myself, and I was a million years behind on my filing. It was pretty bad, and I was super overwhelmed. Don't believe me? Check out where I started...
I think most people have experienced a time (or many times) in their lives when they just can't summon up the motivation to do what needs to get done. I know it happens to me. I've definitely struggled with procrastination and general lack of motivation numerous times in my life, and it's always frustrating. So how can we overcome these obstacles and find our motivation again? Well, I'd like to tell you there's one super simple step you can take, and it cures the lack of motivation every time, but finding motivation usually involves a little soul-searching and problem solving, and a case-by-case solution. Fortunately, finding motivation can be easier when you follow these 6 steps:
Do you struggle to say "no" to people? Do you have a coworker, family member or friend who is consistently intruding on your time, space or emotional energy? I know I've experienced all of those things, and I have to constantly work to maintain my boundaries with the people around me. Setting and maintaining clear boundaries is extremely important. Boundaries help us protect our time, dignity and healthy relationships. Boundaries are a reflection of our respect for ourselves, and, as counter-intuitive as it might seem, boundaries actually help us to be more available, present and giving to others.
September is here and labor day has officially past. In Oregon, that means it's time to go back to school, and going back to school means fall is rapidly approaching. Although I live for summer I still like many things about the fall, and I thought I'd share them with you. I hope you'll share with me too!