Do you ever find yourself in a bind or unprepared for a life situation? Do you get overwhelmed when things don’t go your way or are complicated? Yeah, I think we all do from time to time. One thing I’ve learned is that awareness and preparation alleviate the majority of distressing scenarios. Well, at least, they help you to cope better with them. Here are some life hacks I’ve used to be ready for anything.
Journal and Write Down Your Thoughts and Feelings
While you don’t have to have the aspiration to be a world-renowned writer, you can help yourself by simply putting your thoughts, feelings, dreams, and goals into words. Get a beautiful notebook and pen and leave them somewhere you often sit. When your mind needs to download, write it all down. For a more modern option, you could start a blog online, where you share your life experiences with the world.
The art of journaling is a method used for many successful people to organize thoughts and plans. It’s a wonderful way to keep a record of your experiences, victories, and challenges. It can be extremely inspiring when you write down your dreams. This helps you to be prepared for the future and during each step to reach your goals.
Set a Schedule or Timers
I believe that scheduling my day is the most important thing I’ve done to stay prepared. I also set timers if I need extra reminders during tasks that are more engaging. Keeping your time organized helps you to accomplish more in a shorter period by keeping you focused on that block of time. Unforeseen encounters may throw off your schedule, but you will know exactly how to get back on track.
Stock Up on Things
There are many items we use daily that run out frequently. When this happens, we are forced to either jump in the car and go to the store or online to order something. Both scenarios take time and focus that we may not have. There is a better way to prepare. How about stocking up on frequently used items? Furthermore, buying in bulk or bundles can save you money as well.
Some items to consider stocking up on are vitamins, paper goods, food, batteries for hearing aids and other electronics, band-aids, cleaners, emergency items, bottled water, and anything that you can store. The idea here is to always have a stock of the things that you run out of the most. So next time you have a headache or need to replace batteries, you can do it without stress.
Stay Physically Fit
Keeping yourself fit is something that will help you to prepare for physically demanding events in the future. You never know when you will need to move quickly, run, or lift something heavy. This kind of preparation can literally be a life-saver. I recommend choosing activities that match your lifestyle, age, and fitness level. Don’t do too much too fast. This will have the opposite effect and create times of weakness or pain. You can take a ten-minute walk each day and build up to greater distances.