Little Ways to Seem Like You Have Your Life Together (When You Definitely Don’t)
Life is busy, guys! Adulthood is exhausting, and I only know what I’m doing about 50% of the time.
In other words, I definitely do not feel like I have my life together. On the surface though, it sure seems like I do.
If you feel the same way, I’ve put together some tips that I use to feel a little more in control of things.
- Spend ten minutes tidying up your room.
I totally get it if you have clothes all over the floor and a bowl leftover from midnight cereal on your desk. Just spend a few minutes tidying up. Pick up your floor, and clear all of your surfaces off. You’ll feel much better.
- Meal prep.
Meal prepping is seriously the best thing I’ve done since I started working full-time, and I really wish I had dinner it while I was in school. All you have to do is make huge batch of food on Sunday, and throw it in Tupperware for the week. Now all I have to do before work is grab a container out of the fridge. No more sandwiches or wasting money eating out. It’s seriously magical, y’all. I bought a Crock-Pot and it’s so easy to put since meat in and have a meal made a few hours later.
- Look over your money.
I know that it can be scary to check your bank account and think about money, but go through your bank account. Have you paid all of your bills for the month? If not, do you have enough money to do so? If not, make a plan to figure where that will come from. If you have leftover money, you can create just a mini-budget for yourself. This isn’t stressful, it’s just telling yourself, I have some extra money this month so I can spend $25 eating out this week, or things are tight this month so I need to pack a lunch. Having your money in order will make everything in your life seem much more put together too.
- Do your dishes.
This is such a simple chore, but I feel like it’s one that we all put off. If your sink is overflowing, or you have stack of dishes in your room, take a moment to do all of your dishes. I mean all the way. Wash them, dry them, and put them all away. Everything is better when you have an empty sink, and you’ll guarantee that the dishes you need will be clean when you need them.
- Pick out an outfit for tomorrow.
If you want to have a smoother morning, pick out your outfit for the next morning. Be sure to check the weather for tomorrow so you aren’t caught in a downpour with sandals. You’ll thank yourself later.
- Clean out your bag.
If you’re like most people, your backpack or purse is full of crap that doesn’t need to be there. Empty it out completely, and then only put the things you actually use back in. Is there anything you’ve wished you had on hand lately, like lotion or chapstick? Add those to your bag.
- Take a minute to meditate.
Or work on other personal development. When you’re busy, it’s hard to carve out time for meditation, scripture study, spending time in nature, or any other things that may be important to you and good for your soul. If you take a5 minutes to do one of these things, you’ll feel more revitalized and able to tackle other things.
How do you feel a little more put together when life is stressful and hectic?