Time Management

How To Manage Time Effectively

Time is so precious! Do you understand why? Because you are never going to be able to take your spent time back. It is gone! Scary thing, right?

Scary thing is, that the moment we are born, we are getting older. Isn’t that the scariest?! But it’s true! So it matters how you spend your time.

The funny fact is, that you and me cannot manage time, but ourselves. What matters is = what we are doing now. So learn how to manage you, now!

I think you need to want to be productive, you need to want to get things done, work towards something, because if time doesn”t have any meaning to you, you are just going to be lazy, look for excuses, and you are going to end up nowhere.

Good question that you can ask yourself is: “What is it that I am doing right now, and how is that important, or not important to me?”

The Most Effective Way To Schedule a Day and Get Things Done

What i like to do, is set block of times every day. So let”s say, I woke up at 6AM, and I am going to get ready for the day until 8AM. So 2 hours time to get ready for the day.

In this 2 hours chunk of time, I am going to do all the possible things to get myself ready for the day, no matter what.

I will do my yoga, meditation, journaling, shower, breakfast, make-up, dressing up, priming for the day…

If you want do know more about what priming is, watch my Youtube video below:

Now, what you can do, is jump on the most important or urgent thing or task first. That can be anything. Going for the grocery shopping, bring your kids to the school, answer emails…

When you get this done, now you can jump on one of the other projects for two more hours, then stop. Now again, is it a lunch time and you are hungry? Then eat! Do some stretch! Do whatever has to be done urgent, and only after that, jump on the same project, or a new one, for 2 more hours, and do that until the evening, when is time to go to sleep. I really hope you get the point.

“The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.” — Stephen R. Covey

Below is a-a-amazing video on youtube about how successful people manage their time. What didn”t surprise me at all, is that most successful people don”t do their to do lists, but rather, they work from calendar, they work on the things that are most urgent.

So if you do a To-do list, and if you feel overwhelmed or stressful, just stop creating one, because that is a sign that you should stop.

Rather, create a day like blocks of time. How to do that, read again paragraph just above the title called: “The most effective way to schedule a day and get things done”.

Let”s say you do a To-do list. You do the list either early in the morning upon waking up, or the day before, in the evening. You would put the things that has to be first done, then the second, then the third thing, and so on.

How many times you found yourself stressed out, because for example, the second thing that you scheduled all of a sudden is not that urgent, but rather something else showed up. I believe you would find yourself confused.

“Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow.” – Anonymous

I was one of them – confused people. Putting on my To-do list washing laundry, doing nails, taking shower. That is such a waste of energy and time. Like before you are going to leave the house, of course you will wash your face. 😀

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Now when I wake up, I do the things around the business task. If I decided the first business that I am going to do is create a youtube video, I will naturally do all the things that has to be done in order to deliver an amazing video such as showering, doing my make-up, nails, etc. I hope you get the point!

Hard Truth

Have you ever heard a clock ticking off, and had that feeling of time running away, the time slipping? It is very scary thing! At least for me.

Do you like the quote above, about not spending your time, but rather investing? This is so smart. Why? Because you wanna go through life and do something meaningful, you don”t wanna spend your time, just for the sake of spending it. You want to invest in your time wisely and do some meaningful stuff.

Read this description below ↓ about the time management. Source.

Time management is the coordination of tasks and activities to maximize the effectiveness of an individual’s efforts. Essentially, time management is enabling people to get more and better work done in less time.

How do you spend your days? Are you mindlessly scrolling Facebook and Instagram, or are you doing something that will better your future. What is it that is on your mind day to day basis?

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I was talking with my work colleague yesterday, about how do we spend our days before work, what we do, and how long do we sleep.

She asked me, like how do I do all this things before work? How do I have time to cook, work on my laptop, time to meditate 15 minutes, do my yoga stretches half and hour, call my mother? And all that before 1AM.

Because these are the things that I value! These are the things that are important to me! And this is me. Scrolling mindlessly through Social Media accounts is not me, and that is exactly why I don”t do these things.

Me is working on my businesses, me is working to better my future. That is me!

Really, what you do right now, that is you. I am not saying that this is going to stay like that forever, but we are all in our point in lives when we feel like doing some things, and yet another, we don”t feel like doing. And that is ok!

So, if you don”t like where you are in life right now, know that you can change, literally in another minute you can become somebody completely different. And that is beauty of life. We have a choice!

Read more about How bad do you want it.

Connect with us in a comments below, and let us know what you think about time management. What are the things that serves you, and what doesn”t?

Thanks for that in advance!

Love, Maja!

Attitude

Cut The Crap And Feel Amazing

Many people let other people and the circumstances to let them down. Why is that? Because they think that is normal. It is normal to take whatever someone is saying to you, but is it really true? No! Cut the crap that doesn”t serve you, that doesn”t uplift you, and that doesn”t make you feel good.

Life is too short to dance how other people make music. You should be able to make your own music, and dance, make the moves as best as you can and know how.

These are the ways on how you might be taking the crap in your life you don”t even realizing it:

  • You feel bad in certain environment, stressful or nervous

I was working at the restaurant that was far from my house and I asked for the transfer in another same restaurant chain, the one closest to my house. As soon as I arrived, I realized that this is going to be a challenge for me. A management that didn”t know how to lead, the restaurant location was very busy, unorganized staff, and the worst of all, the manager was telling me every day things like: “Why you had to come here, I didn”t want you or need you!” I felt terrible, but I knew that this is not because of me, it was her. She was the one who was going through some stuff in her own personal life.

  • People that you are seeing doesn”t make you feel good, you feel drained after speaking with them

I knew plenty of people that just wasn”t for me. I remember a guy that I met in a bus. We were both listening music and enjoying it. At one point our eyes met, and then we started to talk. We were seeing each other after that, but soon after I realized that he was too pushy. He was acting like he is the most handsome guy in the entire world, and he wanted to be seen with me wherever we go. I just wanted to be natural, I wanted to be me.

One day when we were walking through the town, and he had his important talking moment, I just turned around and left the opposite direction. He tried to follow me home, but I was determined  to end up this relationship. Since then, I felt like new born.

Cut the crap people from your life. People that doesn”t make you feel good, people that drain your energy, people that doesn”t really ask you how you feel, and people that always want something from you, other than you. Life is too short to have those people around you.

  • You feel like a crap, your emotions are very low

I felt bad most of my life, I admit it. And I started to feel amazing the day when I got really tired of feeling bad about myself and my life. I decided to feel amazing, and guess what, it feels amazing to find the amazing in this amazing life. haha You know what I mean?

Not all the time you will feel amazing once you decide to do so. For example, two nights ago I was drinking, and the day after I felt terrible, had a headache and the zero energy. All day long I spent in my bed, doing nothing, just sleeping. Of course I felt bad, and the worst of all I beat myself up for that. Now that I am feeling much better, I am asking myself why I just couldn”t relax, and enjoy my sick moments, instead I beat myself up.

We are always going to go through some “stuff” and that is ok, that is life. Life is roller coaster, up and down, it is not a straight line. As much as you try to find the good in everything, you will find the good in everything. The question is: “How hard are you willing to work for that?”

 

  • Job that you are working at is not satisfying to you, zero joy

Say stop. We are trading our precious time for that unsatisfying job. Life is too short to give our time to the people and company that we don”t believe in. And that is true! The moment you realize that you don”t like it, and that you feel scared of being at the same job all your life, should be motivating to you.

I am going through the same. I always wanted to be an entrepreneur. And I started some entrepreneurship endeavors years ago, but it didn”t work, and I quit. I started again couple of years ago to do the things that I really like to do, scale it, build it, and then work on that full time. But I still work for somebody else, and that is O.K., it is not going to last forever, I will build it now, and never give up.

If you are at the job that doesn”t motivate you, commit to finding a better one. For example, I breathe and live entrepreneurship before and after my actual job. You can do the same. Everyday go to job marketplaces and look for the job that is better for you than the one you currently have. If you don”t have an education for that, go and sign up for the school, either online or physically. I guarantee you, if you are going to look for the better, you will find the better.

When it comes to finding better job, job that suits you, in case you don”t know yet what should you go for, try different jobs. I changed plenty of jobs. None of them satisfied me enough. Why? Because I wanted to be free, I wanted to be fully creative. For me, entrepreneurship was the only way.

Repeat after me: “That was the last year of tolerating less than I deserve!”

  • Complaining

Why do we complain? Why humans complain? Is it because we are not taking full responsibility for our lives or what? Because hey, if you take extreme ownership of your life, there is no room for complaining. You know that you created everything what is going on around you.

Complaining is such a waste of energy and time. Instead of thinking happy thoughts and planning your amazing future, you complain of the dirty kitchen floor. Big no-no! Who cares about the floor?! Go and focus on creating your dream future.

What do you think? What are some of the craps that you need to eliminate from your life, that grabs your attention from the things that you really want for yourself, family, and friends?

Personal Development

How To Have a Faith In Better Future

Future is inevitable, but you can always have a faith that everything will turn out at it’s best, because it will.

You will end up at the destination anyways, the question is, what destination. I truly believe there is something set in the stone for us, but in most cases, you choose how you are going to react on those situations.

I always say, I will better believe that there is some God who us guiding me, and have a faith in it, than not believing in it, and too late find out that there is something greater than us.

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Admit to yourself, would you rather go through life having a faith, and feeling good about it, than realizing that there is a faith, but too late? You better believing now, because you will instantly feel better.

Future is the one that we pursue. I might change direction of my future within a minute. I might now stop writing, and start heading to completely another direction. It’s up to me, and up to you.

You can predict your future, only by creating it. You can predict your future! Only by deciding in what direction you wanna go, and stick to it. It is that simple!

To have a better future, you must wanting it so badly. By badly I think, to have obsession about it, until you find the way how, and start living it.

Faith is something that you can, and you need to practice in order to live faithfully, with peace of mind, and stress free. To have a faith that will everything turn out as it supposed to be, and with some greater purpose, is one of the highest and most powerful emotions that you can ever feel. But you need to work for it. You need to find a way to believe in it. And you need to take action. You need to take action in order to bring something to fruition.

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Simply, ask yourself: “Would I feel better having or not having a faith in better future?” If your answer is:”Yes, I believe I would feel much better having a faith in better future.” then find a way for the evidence in better future. Study, for example, those that been through some challenges in their life and how they overcome it. You can read life transformative stories about people that now live completely another reality that they used to live. There is so many ways to learn from others. Be ready and your teacher will appear.

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Do you have a faith in not yet seen, or do you have to first see in order to believe? For me, believing is seeing. You need to first believe in order to see.

White Brothers believed there can be something as a airplane. They new they can do it, and now all humanity is flying around in that metal tube, eating peanuts somewhere in the sky, over the universe. They go to toilet, watch movies, do writing, internet surfing, all above us, somewhere way beyond the ground. They had a faith in the flying machine and people traveling all around world. This is so amazing!

I feel much better now having faith and finding evidence that I can. There are so many people walking on this planet not believing in themselves and that is so sad. You came on this planet earth with a reason, and you are loved, you are deeply loved. You wouldn’t come here if no one wanted you, no one believed in you. You are wanted, they believed in you, you are here for some greater reason. Why don’t you think faith and belief about yourself? Just the fact that you are here, walking on this planet, should make you feel better. Are you feeling better right now? Like, believe in yourself, no one else is going to believe in you, if you don’t believe in yourself. Everything comes from you. You decide how outside world is going to treat you. But you need to treat YOU!

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Believing in yourself, having full trust and faith is something that is coming overtime. You can’t force it! But you need to work for it, and most important, wanting it so badly and finding a way to do it so.

I personally, couldn’t live more not having a faith, I got tired of playing small and worrying what other people think about me. It’s like a being in prison. It’s like a they are possessing you. It’s a hell. Literal!

Future will come. The question is what kind of future?! You and only you can create it, no one else for you. If you wait for somebody and expecting somebody else to believe in you, you will always need that somebody outside to believe in you. That is bullshit! Don’t ever need something from someone. Always have it for yourself first, always.

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Faith is something beyond belief. It is like you know it. You don’t have tiny fraction about it. Now, how can you strengthen your faith, belief? Ask yourself? How can I have more belief in myself, world around me, things that I am going through right now? How can I be more faithful?

Think about it! Would you go for a thing not having faith, of course you wouldn’t. So you can’t have those beautiful things not having faith that you can do have it. I am asking you again..

Think about this. Imagine your relationship is falling apart, you lost the job, your kids got sick…would you feel better having a faith that everything will turn out at it’s best possible way? Of course you would. You would feel better in having a faith even though your relationship ended. So why don’t you find a way NOW to feel better, do whatever it takes, to have a faith.

Your better future in the reach of your hand. Just reach it! Open yourself up to it. Decide today that you are not going to live the life of misery and constant struggle. Take a deep breath. Relax. Breathe. What else is more important than you feeling better right now, every time, all the time. How amazing is that! Be in a constant peak state. That is our mission. To radiate, to glow, be positive, uplifting, fun, being inspiration to others. These are the highest emotions ever.

Self - help

Life Is Like a Jigsaw Puzzle

I love love quote by Steve Jobs. It goes like this:  “You can’t connect the dots looking forwardyou can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.

I will tell you what I think about this quote and my meaning of it. Let”s say that you have some big goals for yourself in the future. You believe somehow that you can do it. You understand that everybody can, but you don”t have a clue how the hell is going to happen. Nobody knows! You cannot connect the dots looking forward. Nobody can! You cannot know with what are you going to deal with. Nobody knows! Tomorrow is a mystery and the time is NOW. Just decide NOW how that picture has to look like.

Looking backwards you can see how all happened for a reason. Everything fall into place. If the details of a problem fall into place, you suddenly understand how they are connected and you can solve the problem. You understand where your actions led you. You understand where your story that you was telling yourself and others led you. It is that simple. I believe now, looking back at your past, you understand why things happened.

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“you can live your life forward, but understand it

backwards”.

You don’t know what you don’t know and you don’t know the future. So, dots cannot be connected looking into the future, only looking into the past.

I am a big believer into believing in ourselves, believing that is possible for us.

Have you ever played jigsaw puzzle? A beautiful landscape picture broken into thousand pieces (1.000). You know how it looks like. You seen picture on the box, you picked that one, but there is a journey to make that picture whole. You start to make the picture. You found couple of puzzles and you get distracted. You go and leave it laying there. The next day you are committed to do as much as you can. You have a laser focus on what are you doing, but all of the sudden you got tired and bored. You leave all and go doing some other things. I believe you get the point by now?

There is a journey to everything. Whatever you wanna accomplish is already here, you just need to connect these dots. And there will be times when you will feel tired, fed up, feeling like quitting because it”s too hard, but I hope you will never do, because what will you see at the end, this beautiful picture, is worth every day spending on it. Do you get the point? If you do, leave me a comment in the section below.

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Of course, to do all journey is much easier if you do it with your partner, your siblings, family. There will be people that will give you will to finish it all. They will push you through tough times.

If you don”t have a partner to go through whole journey, you gotta do it by yourself. It”s fine! You”ll get stronger! There are thousands of women and man, who go through all kind of situations, most of them pull themselves out as a victor, not a victim. Be one of them!

Everything is happening for a reason. Things, stuff and situations are given to you, because they know you can get through all of this. And if you have to solve some problem, look at this like opportunity, not setback.

We all go through life with a challenges. Always, but always remember that you are not alone. We are 7 billions people on this planet. You still think that you are the only one who is trying to put together thousands pieces (1000)? Think again! The question is here, are you believing or doubting yourself?

I really hope I inspired you here, with this content. I really do!

Please, leave a comment below. Tell me what you like the most, and what resonated with you the most.

Also, share with your friends, family, co-workers. Help them understand more about the puzzle effect and teach them patience.

Yours sincerely,

Maja!

Self - help

Life Is But a Dream

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Do you ever feel whatever you been through in the past doesn”t exist, it didn”t exist, and feels like it was centuries ago? That was like an old you, and it was, that wasn”t you. Than was an old version of you.

 

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Life is nothing but a dream?!

 

You and me are constantly dreaming, either good or bad. You get to choose what are you going to dream about. You wonder how to dream good things? You need to be focused on the good. You just cannot dream bad and expect good. Doesn”t go this way.

Don”t get things too seriously. We often times think life is very serious. It is not. We tend to rush, we tend to hurry, and those are the times that we stop creating, we stop creating our DREAM life. Nothing is happening by forcing something, you just might get a burnout, and then you will blame a God, country that you living in, all that is, just not you. Things will come to you when you least expect.

 

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Constantly remind yourself how all that is, all that has been, and all that will be, is just a dream. All is temporary. Don”t be too scared to do something new. All will vanish. Don”t be affraid of what people might say about you, the truth is they don”t think about you at all, people think about themselves all the time. They are mostly occupied about their life, not yours.

It is amazing time that we living in ow. It is truly fascinating all the resources that we have. Information and answers that we need, we can find out with one click. Everything is available to us, just the question is, how much we are open to this, and can allow to ourselves, how much we can handle.

 

“Suffering just means you”re having a bad dream. Happiness means you”re having a good dream. Enlightenment means getting out of the dream altogether.”  -Jed McKenna