Today I posted a new video on my YouTube channel AJ Life Hacks that is all about time management (I will include a link at the bottom of this post). I share three tips in that video about how to pack more into your 24 hours of time with little effort and max benefits. We all want more time and it’s scary to think that whether we use our time wisely or not, it’s gone. While I do mention some amazing tips and have more time management tips to come next week in another video, I don’t mention something equally as important: How do you know if how you are using your time wisely? Everyone’s to-do list can be a mile high and you can run around all day working frantically, but did you accomplish something of value? I have two ideas to help you answer that question and make sure that you are adding VALUE to your life, not just
Being honest, I have always struggled with the dilemma of doing things of value and just being busy. I can fly around like a zooming bee all day long, but when my he...
Many people think that kindness is a sign of weakness when it comes to business or getting your way. Actually just the opposite is true. Kindness is its very own strength. It takes someone strong and patient to be kind to others that are misunderstanding, belittling, or disagreeing with them. It almost is a well-kept secret that kindness is truly the best way to get what you want in life. Here is an example for you that happened to me last week.
My in-laws had us over for dinner and while we were talking my father-in-law turned to my husband Josh and I and asked if we didn’t mind sharing with him what we paid for our internet.
I said, very proudly, “We pay about $80 a month.”
My father-in-law’s eyes got wide before he quickly tried to hide his reaction. “The reason I ask is because I have the same provider you do and I had them upgrade me to a faster speed and I wanted to make sure that the $33 they were charging me a month was a fair price. I guess it is.” He said sheepishly.
I heard a quote by an anonymous author that said, “Stop looking for happiness where you lost it.” The words really struck me and I have thought about them non-stop for a week. It made me think of a lot of times I had been searching for happiness where none could ever be found. Whether that was in trying to pursue relationships that weren’t working out, or if I was chasing the ideals of what was popular or the most socially acceptable. Like many people, I believe happiness is a choice—but I don’t want to leave it right there and say, “good luck making that choice!” with a cheesy smile and an excited wave. Many times we chose to look for happiness where we lost it. Instead we need to strive to consciously make tiny, small, deliberate choices for our happiness every day of our lives.
The problem with happiness is that when we are happy we don’t take the time to look back and see what decisions led to our current state. And when we are miserable and feel so far from happiness we tend to be...