12 Ways to Create Simple Self-Care Habits

Can you look at your life right now and boldly tell yourself that you have your life and choices in control?

Let me help you answer the question.

You can boldly say yes if you do the things that you want to do in your life when you want to do them and how you want to do them.

The things happening in your life are not things you stumbled upon by chance or things you were lured into by relationships.

Success is hardly a thing of chance.

Whatever life you want to live on earth, you can achieve it if you stay focused and determined.

However, if you decide to leave your life to chance, you will only wake up one day to see what chance has made of your life.

And I’m almost 100% sure that you won’t be pleased.

So, I’m going to ask the question I asked earlier again and let you answer it.

Can you look at your life right now and boldly tell yourself that you have your life and choices in control?

If you feel like you are not in control of your life, it is never too late to begin.

This article is serving as a guide to you if you want to get your life together.

So read through, and get up to work towards getting your life together.

6 Ways to Get Your Life Together

1. Start with a Self-Assessment

6 Ways to Get Your Life Together

Where are you at this time?

If you’re looking to improve the quality of your life, you must first be able to identify where you are currently.

What is the condition of your life right now?

What areas are you excelling in?

What areas are you doing terribly at?

What areas are you not doing anything about at all?

Your relationships – are they great?

Are they messy?

Will they help you to achieve the life you’re dreaming of?

Will they be a stumbling block for you?

You need to take a thorough evaluation of every area of your life.

You can’t be on a plan to enhance your life when you do not even know what needs to be enhanced in it.


2. Set Clear Goals

6 Ways to Get Your Life Together

Now that you know the areas of your life that are making it uncoordinated, you can write them out so that you can decide what steps you need to take to improve on them.

Now, when you’re setting your life goals, set goals that are realistic and achievable for you.

There’s a popular technique for setting goals that work – it is called SMART.

Your goals should be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound.

Specific goals allow you to narrow down your focus for maximum productivity.

Measure your goals in a way you can handle.

For instance, instead of saying, “I want to be healthier,” set a goal like “I will exercise for 30 minutes three times a week.”

Once your goals are SMART, it makes it easier for you to realize them.


3. Create a Plan

6 Ways to Get Your Life Together

Just like goals, plans help you to coordinate your life.

A day you plan in the morning or the night before will be much more productive than a day you leave to chance.

After you have set your goals, you need to make plans to achieve them.

For instance, you want to improve your finances.

Your plans can include ways to earn more income weekly, daily savings plans, creating a monthly budget and keeping your spending within its limits, eliminating impulse spending, and being more accountable with your finances.

Once you create a plan like this, breaking it into daily, weekly, and monthly steps, your goals become more achievable and less overwhelming.

Sometimes, you may need to forget about the big picture and just focus on achieving your daily plans.

You’ll only be surprised to see at the end of the day that you have reached your goal.


4. Declutter Your Space

6 Ways to Get Your Life Together

Your physical environment greatly impacts your mental state.

There’s something my mum likes to say: “When your space is too overcrowded, that baggage will get up at night while you sleep and press you.”

Of course, she didn’t mean it literally.

But you know that if you continually stay in an overcrowded environment, you expose yourself to depression and negative mental health.

You are not afforded the freedom to breathe fresh air and have a free flow of thoughts.

So take out time to declutter your home, workspace, and even digital space.

Donate or dispose of items you no longer need. Organize your belongings so everything has a designated place.

Once your space is tidied, you’ll see an improvement in your mind’s clarity and productivity.


5. Develop Healthy Habits

6 Ways to Get Your Life Together

You cannot possibly get your life together and going well if you have an irrevocable partnership with unhealthy habits.

Let’s begin with laziness.

Laziness is one unhealthy habit people don’t sufficiently talk about.

If you are always lazy and not willing to get up and do anything, how will you get up to get your life together?

No matter how dedicated and intentional your accountability partner is, if you’re personally not intentional about your goals, you’ll be unable to achieve anything for yourself.

Or say you’re trying to achieve a better life but you can’t part ways with the things that have kept your life in the state that it is.

Building healthy habits takes time.

But if you are intentional and dedicated enough, you can achieve the better life that you seek after.

These habits include regular exercise, a balanced diet, adequate sleep, and mindfulness practices like meditation or journaling.

Practicing healthy habits enhances your energy levels, mood, and overall quality of life.


6. Improve Your Finances

6 Ways to Get Your Life Together

Truth is, if your finances are not healthy, it will be difficult to have a healthy life.

And by healthy finances, I do not mean that you must have all the money in this world.

But saying that your finances are healthy means that you have a steady flow of income, your income is bigger than your expenses, you have good savings plans, and you have good financial investments.

Financial stress can actually overshadow every aspect of your life so much that you are constantly overwhelmed and downcast.

But if you can control your finances by creating a budget and sticking to it, you can achieve a healthy financial life.

You can begin by tracking your income and expenses, and find areas where you can cut costs.

Then, you move to saving and investing for your future.

If you’re unsure, you can seek advice from a financial planner.


There is no one-size-fits-all method for achieving a better life, especially because areas where we need help vary.

But we can always learn one or two things from other people’s experiences.

So, it is okay to ask for help along the way.

From friends, family, or a specialist – especially ones with years of achieving a good life.

Through their experiences, they are able to point out one or two tricks that helped them in life.

Another thing is the fact that an outside perspective can provide valuable insights and help you stay on track.

So, take a deep breath, roll up your sleeves, and start making those changes today.

You’ve got this.

By Idy

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