Hello guys, I am back with another interesting article. Today, I am going to talk about 9 skills that are tough to learn which can change the quality of your entire life. If that sounds interesting, let’s hop into the article.
1. Thinking of time as money
We all are going to die someday. We all have a limited amount of time on this earth. Everyone knows this. This has become the most overlooked reality ever. If you actually realize this, you won’t be wasting your time anymore.
If we think about the smaller scale, we all have 24 hours in a day. If you don’t know the importance of time and if you don’t know how to manage your time, other people are going to do it for you.
So, if you spend your “free time” watching cat videos on YouTube, you have to rethink of your decisions and how you manage your time. Because the time is going to pass and you are going to age, whether you plan your day or not. But if you don’t take this seriously, you are going to have a lot more regrets in the latter part of your life.
2. Waking up Early
This is another thing that has been so overlooked. There are so many people out there who say that waking up early is not for them and they are more productive at night. And that they can’t just get up early no matter how much they try. But I don’t think any of those people have searched to find the root cause for that.
Most of us are used to use screens the whole day and we usually take our phones to bed. We have no idea how much this is affecting our lives. Just try this experiment for a week.
Stop using screens an hour before bed. Schedule an exact time for getting up and going to sleep. Stop taking mobile phones to bed and don’t your mobile phone as your alarm clock.
Try this for a week, you will realize how much these screens are affecting your sleep cycle. We are doing this mistake over and over again every single day without even thinking.
The biggest benefit that comes from waking up is that you get some alone time. No one is up. You can play your day. You can get a good sweaty workout early in the morning. You can meditate. You can do whatever you want by yourself. This gives you a head start to conquer the daily challenges.
This video might motivate you to get up early.
This is especially important for someone who is thinking about being an entrepreneur in the future. Having a good network of people around you is going to help you in the moments you don’t even think. The chances are very low for you to overcome every challenge that comes your way by yourself. You have to learn how to communicate and connect with people.
This doesn’t mean that you have to throw your business card at everyone you meet. The chances are that you already have a network of people around you. You might realize that you are authentic and you can live freely when you are around them. What matters is how strong the bond is between you and the network of people.
If you want to learn more about networking, watch this video about 10 ways to have a better conversation by Celeste Headlee.
4. Planning Everything
We all have planned our life events at some time. But working for a schedule when you want is not going to help if you want to succeed in the long run. The time is running out. I am ageing second by second as I type these words. We can’t do everything that is out there in the world. Choose your priorities. Schedule every single event of your day.
One of the arguments people bring is that they can’t simply plan everything and that we can’t predict everything that happens in our lives. I agree with that. It is okay for your plans to change. The point is that you should always have a plan.
Let’s say you were going to write your blog from 3 pm to 6 pm today, and one of your relatives gets hospitalized. You can’t say that I have scheduled this time to write my blog and I can’t come. This is common sense. You have to go. I already talked about how you should prioritize your life. Here what you should simply do is re-schedule. You can push the blogging slot for later at night.
5. Setting short-term goals
I am not saying not to have long-term goals. We should have both long-term and short-term goals. The reason why I especially say about short-term goals is that we have to spend a lot of time to achieve our long-term goals.
This picture might look so far away from you. This feeling can demotivate you in a bay way. This is when our short-term goal setting becomes handy. Our short-term goals can be achieved in a smaller time frame. Achieving these goals bring us that dopamine rush which motivates us to keep going.
When you achieve a short-term goal, take a break and celebrate that milestone. This feeling of success will refresh and motivate you for the long journey ahead.
6. Learning to Wind Down
Facebook’s COO Sheryl Kara Sandberg turns off her phone at night as a habit. Greek-American author, Arianna Huffington and Bill Gates read books to sleep.
One thing all of these people have in common is that they don’t use electronics in the bedroom. After a long day of work, we have to let our body wind down properly. Staring at computer screens or your smartphone is not to help the cause. Here is an article about the effects of using electronics before sleeping.
Meditation is one of the best ways that you could try out. There are a lot of night time rituals out there on the internet. Pick one for yourself and stick to it. The important is that it should help your body wind down naturally.
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