How I Stay on Top of it All: A Guide to Doing What You Love (+ Having Fun)
by Vard Mov
Business owner. Student. Wife. Friend. Sometimes it’s difficult to balance all the things in my life that make me feel close to who I am. But the truth is that there are a few simple rules I follow to stay on top of it all–and you can do it too.
Remember the drawer organizers I love? This thinking extends to other places in your life, including when it comes to scheduling, what to buy, etc. I use a Passion Planner to stay on top of work, social and personal goals–trust me, it’s a game changer!
Eat Well & Move (as much as you can!):
You know to eat your fruits and veggies for increased brain function and a healthy, glowing complexion. You know to exercise when you can. These are basic fundamentals of living a high-caliber life. Pro tip: think of how you can weave movement into your daily life without having to go to the gym, like walking to a shop instead of driving or revolving social activities around being outside and active.
Wake up early & go to bed as early as possible:
While it’s not always possible, getting a good night’s sleep is everything. Prioritize sleep and you will be thanking yourself!
Surround yourself with likeminded people:
Your social circle should only be bringing you up, not weighing you down or being the source of drama. Surrounding yourself with agreeable people who share your morals is a good way to ensure that social time is leisure time.
Believe in what you do and commit to it with your whole heart:
I always liked the saying: “Find what you like and let it kill you” because you never feel like you’re truly living until you have that thing that drives you. If you haven’t found it yet, don’t worry–you’ll know when you have it.
Envision the future:
For me, this takes the form of creating a vision board and allocating time at the end of the day to plan my next day. For you, it could be journaling, going to therapy or simply daydreaming. Whatever you do, predicting your next step is essential in keeping the ball moving forward.
When I was younger, I tended to believe that working hard and always being busy meant more virtue. But now, I appreciate having some room for 'silent activities' such as sitting by the pool or on my balcony reading a book–or simply doing nothing. Just remember what’s important to you, and make sure to laugh along the way.
Besides being a personal stylist, Vard is (also!) an insightful and supportive life coach. To talk with Vard about optimizing your life and putting this tips to the test, reach out today.