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5 Steps to Managing Time

By |2019-04-21T21:29:52+02:00April 21st, 2019|Video|

Hey fearless babes!

Welcome to Meaningful Life with Silvia!

In today’s video, I will introduce 5 easy steps to manage your time.

Managing time well is so important because you can work 16 hours a day, but if you don’t do it right, efficiently and mindfully you won’t get the desired result.

 

1. Plan realistically

Number one problem my clients have when planning work schedules is having unrealistic plans. You can do only as much in a day. You can be fired up today wanting to do everything your project needs if you set unrealistic goals for the day you will end up burned out and you will spend more time rescheduling past events than working. If you need 2 hours to complete a specific task, schedule two and half hours to your calendar and count in all the things like meditation, eating, cooking, taking a shower, talking to your spouse. Because all these things do take time out of a day and do need a space in your calendar and your day.

2. Say no to everything that is not serving your goals

When someone wants something from you. Step back every single time and ask yourself is this serving my goals? Do I want to do this? Consider every requested coming your way to be an invitation, not a must. Do you want to accept the invitation? But we are not talking only about work. If your goals for the year are 1. Starting your own business, 2. Make the relationship with your partner work again and 3. Workout 3 times a week, you should say hell yeah to your partner’s invitation to the cinema but hell no to a business trip that will take you away from your partner, your workout routine and your own biz. Always consider the big picture.

3. Stop procrastinating

There are only two reasons why you procrastinate, you either lack clarity on your priorities and on what to do and when or out of fear. Both reasons need some extra inner work. Journal on your fears. Is it a new thing you are starting out? Do you fear failure, being seen or being laughed at? Name your fears and they will seem much smaller. And then, what is the number one priority you should do today? What is the second one? Order your priorities before you start doing anything.

4. Calm down

This might as well be your number one priority. If you freak out, you have an adrenaline rush. Not only you will be unable to focus, but you will be unable to listen to your body as well. Then you will forget to have lunch and overeat in the evening. You will not work fully focused and present. Please, calm down first. Order the priorities, meditate, take 10 deep breaths, but don’t do anything out of that anxious state.

5. Improve the processes

If you work out in the morning on Monday, in the afternoon on Wednesday and at night on Friday it depletes your energy and willpower unless you have a good reason and schedule behind it. Don’t reply to one email every hour, reply to all of them in one hour at the end of the day. Set morning, workout and evening routines. Same day same time. Those are only a few tips, but basically what you should do is to review critically how you approach your tasks, routines, and goals and think if there is a more efficient way.

If you are serious about building a better life for yourself, a life on purpose, click the link below and download massive life transformation fun book. In this fun book, we are having a lot of fun, obviously, and I walk you through the exact questions I used with one of my clients – and it changed her life completely. She quit her job, found one that is less intense, and she started to build her own business on the side. She is working towards the life of her dreams.

Check it out HERE.

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5 Steps to Becoming Patient

By |2019-04-14T11:55:31+02:00April 14th, 2019|Video|

Hey fearless babes! Welcome to Meaningful Life with Silvia!

In today’s video, I will introduce you 5 fast and easy steps to become patient.

I get it, you want it right away! But so many people quit just right before hitting their goals and it’s all caused by one thing. Impatience. To be patient is the number one priority on your way to success.

Let me show you 5 steps to release that pressure of doing and having everything right now off your shoulders.

1. Discover the Reason

Sometimes you have an obvious reason. You want this meeting to end right away. But often, it can be hidden. For example. You are supposed to go to your uncle’s birthday party. And that makes you feel nervous and impatient but it’s somewhere in the subconscious mind.

You are impatient now, but you don’t realize that it is connected to something that is going to happen in a month. The key is to stop doing whatever you are doing and ask yourself why am I feeling this way?

You can also try the method of 5 whys. Ask yourself why 5 times in a row to get to the root of the problem. Why am I feeling impatient? Because I am anxious to go to my uncle’s birthday party. Why am I feeling anxious to go to my uncle’s birthday party? And you go with 3 more whys.

2. Deal with the Symptoms

It can be muscle tension, hand tightening, restless feet, racing heart. No matter what your symptoms are, learn to deal with them.

Meditation and walk outside can help. But usually, knowing why you are impatient and looking at things from a different angle helps the most. You can also be impatient because you are just hungry or exhausted. In that case, you have an easy solution.

3. Have Your to-do List in Order

A huge to-do list makes you skip from one thing to another. If it’s 6 p.m. and you did just 2 things from your to-do list out of 20 it’s natural you start to feel impatient. You must be mindful about your to-do list.

Don’t put too many things to do in one day. Don’t do the tasks that don’t matter. And make the most important task among the first ones. Rule your to-do list, don’t be a slave to it.

4. Recall the Big Picture

OK, what if you are impatient because you really want to achieve something, and it seems to be too far away? You wanted your business to be up and running by now and it is not? You wanted your house to be reconstructed by now and it just takes forever? Recall the big picture.

10 years from now, it won’t matter if something took you a month or three months, 2 years or 3 years. Celebrate that you started this project of yours. If you take consistent action every single day, you are closer to your goal every day. And that is all that matters. Keep working. Keep getting closer.

5. Practice Being Patient

Last, but not least, sometimes it’s all you need. Practicing patience can in some cases solve it all. If you get frustrated by standing in a line at the cashier, waiting for a bus or at the doctor, there is pretty much nothing you can do. Take a few deep breaths, count to 10 and consider it to be your resting time.

You don’t have to do anything at this moment. So, stay calm, and focus on clearing your mind and relaxing your muscles. If you can’t do anything about the waiting the only thing you must do is to put yourself at ease.

If you are serious about building a better life for yourself, a life on purpose, click the link below and download massive life transformation fun book. In this fun book, we are having a lot of fun, obviously, and I walk you through the exact questions I used with one of my clients – and it changed her life completely. She quit her job, found one that is less intense, and she started to build her own business on the side. She is working towards the life of her dreams.

Check it out HERE.

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How to Manage Your Attention

By |2019-04-07T09:03:28+02:00April 7th, 2019|Video|

Hey fearless babes and welcome to another episode of Meaningful Life with Silvia!

Today, the question I will answer is:

How to manage your attention

Do you know what is the problem here? We try to manage our time. We give ourselves two hours to complete a task but if we spend it talking to a coworker, daydreaming or ruminating over the task we actually don’t finish it not because of lack of time but because of the lack of attention.

That is why managing attention is crucial to success in almost all areas of life. Mainly if there is fear, self-doubt or anything like that present it is much easier and safer for the mind to wander than to actually do the task that is uncomfortable. However, the most uncomfortable tasks bring the biggest results.

So here’s how to manage your attention to get maximum of your available time:

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1. Brain dump

If there are a lot of thoughts of all the stuff you have to do, say, remember spinning in your head there is not much space left for the attention.

First, you must clear up your mind and then you can start the work. And what is the most effective way to clear up your mind? Brain dump. Take a piece of paper and pen or open a new document and write down everything you think about. T

his makes sense even if you have a to-do list because often there are things in our head that are not in your to-do list.

When everything is written down you don’t have to think about it or worry you will forget it – it’s there, for later. Now you can pick the task you want to start with (if you don’t know yet) and focus solely on that task.

2. Plan your work time strategically

We all know that when working we should start with the top priority, you may even know the Eisenhower principle of dividing tasks between urgent and important and starting with those that are both urgent and important and never do tasks that are not urgent and unimportant.

Although, this is a great way to approach your to-do list we are just human being and through the day our attention is at a different level. So get to know yourself better. When is the time of the day where it is the easiest for you to do creative work like writing? When is the time for you to do the admin work? And so on.

For most people, it is the best to create in the morning, do the admin after lunch when the belly is full and brainstorm new idea later in the afternoon. But if it is easiest for you to create in the night make your schedule around it, don’t force yourself to create in the morning when you feel sleepy and foggy. Be aware of these nuances.

3. Audit how you spend your time

Very often I hear people saying – I spent 10 hours doing this and I’m not finished yet, this task takes so much of my time! And my instinct is to ask – and what is the result of those 10 hours.

I don’t ask this often, I save it for my clients because many people are just not willing to admit that they spend 10 hours thinking about the task or planning or doing something that is actually not required to get the desired result. So before you start working on something – get clear on how much time do you want to spend on that task and what is the result you want to get after that time passes. And then look back on your work.

Did you get the result? Did you spend the time effectively? Did you spend the time actually working on the task or scrolling Facebook? You know what I mean.

4. Take short but effective breaks

This is a no-brainer and you might have heard me saying this couple of times already. Your brain can’t work at the same effective level 16 hours a day. Breaks are not for losers. Breaks are for winners.

A few years ago, when I worked in the advisory we had a situation that we have so many clients but so little people so all of us had to work crazy overtimes. That time I thought that if only I can force myself to work more and with fewer breaks I will accomplish more. I refused to go for a lunch break or dinner break. I was eating while sitting by my computer and working. I thought I can save some time. What a stupid idea, right?. I fried my brain completely.

It’s not about how smart you are or about your will power. Your brain just needs breaks. Set a timer and after every hour, go for a walk, hit the stairs, play a game, meditate or do anything else to rest your brain. And drink a glass of water. Your brain will thank you.

5. Make your mind wander

A common obstacle in managing the attention is wandering mind. If this is not eliminated by the brain dump, frequent breaks and strategical planning of your day don’t push yourself.

Schedule a time for your mind to wander. 1 hour of work 10 minutes of wandering. The work won’t feel like punishment and you will also train your mind to listen to your commands, not vice versa.

You are the one in charge. So be in charge. If you set a time to wander you might even notice that the mind doesn’t wander anymore when you give it space. Your mind’s wandering is very often connected to resistance to doing some task, once you do it the desire to wander is gone.

Now I have a question for you:

What helps you manage your attention?

Stay tuned for the next episode 🙂

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How to Live In the Present Moment

By |2019-03-10T13:05:37+02:00March 10th, 2019|Video|

Hey fearless babes!

Welcome to another episode of Meaningful Life with Silvia!

One of the topics I find pretty important is mindfulness. That is why I want to focus on mindfulness in March. I gathered questions I get asked regarding this topic and in March I will answer four of them.

In the last episode, I answered the question of tapping into a positive mindset.

Today, I will talk about

Living in the present moment

We hear it from everywhere around that we should live in the present moment. I appreciate when someone says that and I agree but it’s much easier said than done. I don’t know how about you but my thoughts are constantly spinning in my mind and I can’t catch them. For me, it’s impossible to stop them from spinning around.

Which brings me to tip number one.

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To quickly sum it up, my tips are:

  1. It’s not about stopping the thoughts
  2. Accept as much as you can
  3. Smile 

Now I have a question for you:

What do you think about the most – past, present or future?

Stay tuned for the next episode – How to become patient.

If you would like to grow personally download Massive Life Transformation in 30 minutes funbook for free. It’s full of powerful questions that will help you gain clarity in your life.

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Don’t forget that you can live a unique and meaningful life on your terms, you just need to conquer your fears.

How to Tap Into a Positive Mindset

By |2019-02-28T21:47:53+02:00February 28th, 2019|Video|

Hey fearless babes!

Welcome to another episode of Meaningful Life with Silvia!

Fighting depression is our topic for February. In the last episode, we discussed how to overcome loneliness. Today, we will discuss:

How to tap into a positive mindset.

A positive mindset is not very natural to humankind. Biologically we are wired to look for the things that threaten us and fight them or run away. Our brain tries to protect us in every situation of our everyday life. And this can be the cause of our unhappiness.

If we let our mind to do its job perfectly. A positive mindset is something we have to work on. We have to learn to tell our brain that it is all OK and we will be fine.

Here are some of my tips on how to do that:

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To quickly sum it up, my tips are:

  1. Realize it’s a decision
  2. Visualize positive outcomes
  3. Repeat affirmation
  4. Reduce limiting beliefs
  5. Learn from failures

Now I have a question for you:

What do you do to get away from negative thoughts?

Stay tuned for the next episode – How to live in the present moment.

If you would like to grow personally download Massive Life Transformation in 30 minutes funbook for free. It’s full of powerful questions that will help you gain clarity in your life.

If you enjoyed this episode then please like it, share it, comment or subscribe.

Don’t forget that you can live a unique and meaningful life on your terms, you just need to conquer your fears.

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