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Rather than doing a beauty/fashion post I thought I would share with you a few things I have recently been employing in my life in order to make me feel better about myself and achieve my goals (or deadlines in my case haha). I'm not implying that by doing just these 5 things will allow your goals to be achieved, but in my case, they have definitely helped.
1 - Get up earlier!
If you are anything like me, then you could sleep from 10pm til noon the next day and still wake up not wanting to get out of bed. Recently I have been setting my alarm to 8am and getting up when my alarm goes off. Crazy? I know. For a long time I have wanted to start getting up earlier - 1. To get things done & 2. The earlier your up, the most you can make out of your day. For me that's an extra 4 hours of doing things for YOU and to make the most out of YOUR day. Whether this is finishing an assignment early or going to the beach for a morning jog (ambitious in this weather haha), both of these will help you, and it will help future you.
2 - Make lists... and stick to them!
Weirdly, I absolutely love making lists and there is nothing more satisfying than crossing each and every item off it, knowing that you can stop for the day. Lists help you stick to deadlines, not forget about anything, and even better organise your time. You could assign a few things to be done per day and eventually you would be finished! Another 'student-like' thing I do is organise out each day in my weekly planner, put all my work into a list and then assign specific work to specific days and times. Nice and easy way to keep up with the masses of assignments and revision to top it all off.
3 - Start earlier, finish earlier than everyone else.
Basically what I mean by is saying - "I am doing this now so that future me doesn't have to worry about it". Plus, if it is an essay assignment for example, start on the day, or a few days after it has been assigned. Then the weekend before it is due you can sit down, relax and do whatever the hell you want and whilst everyone else is frantically finishing it (usually me ironically) you can say to yourself, I worked hard, and now I can relax.
4 - Avoid procrastination.
Now, this is a hard one and I am no stranger to procrastinating. We all know how to put things off, and usually its just by putting your foot down and saying no I can do this later once I have finished this. Usually the tasks take no time at all to do and you can carry on as you please once it is done. Trust me when I say procrastination is the devil in all of us.
5 - Have more 'me' time.
Considering the title of this post, this one may seem a bit silly. However I think it is always important to set aside time for yourself, time where you can have a sit down, go shopping, have a girly night in or just tell yourself to not work past 8PM so you can watch your favourite TV shows. Don't hesitate, just do it without the thought of what you think you 'should' be doing. There is nothing worse than staying up until god knows what hour doing work - and it seriously isn't worth it. Have some 'me' time, you will feel so much better after, and surprisingly more eager to do work. Besides, if you follow my last 4 tips - hopefully you will have more time for yourself :)
And there you have it! My 5 'top tips' for achieving your goals. Do take these with a pinch of salt though as you should only do what makes you happy!
Do you have any top tips to achieving goals? Id love to hear them!