Have a good day!

Hello fuzzbutts!

It’s the end of the day and you lay your head down. You got a lot done today but you don’t feel so good about it. Your mind wanders around to the other things you didn’t do. Suddenly you’re in that limbo where you’re tired but you also feel bad for neglecting this or that so now you’re kinda resisting going to sleep. It’s a terrible mindset to have because it hurts your sleep and doesn’t help you feel any better. You’re practically drowning in guilt!

So how do we take care of that? Start off your day with writing down the things you want to get done. Take the time to think about your day, the time you have, and what you need to finish in order to actually feel like you had a good day. These things will jump out at you when you wake up in the morning. You focus on those tasks, get things done, and you’ll feel so much better at the end of your day. Sometimes it might just be one thing. Sometimes you might feel like doing NOTHING would be a good day because you’re such a busy vixen and, so long as that’s actually what you feel would make a good day, make sure you do that.

Then, you make to make an agreement with yourself that you will do those tasks and be guilt free, regardless of how you spend the rest of your day. The reason is that if we actually manage to accomplish our goals, we think about something else we could have done and then feel bad when we think about not accomplishing that last thing. This also means you need to pick your daily goals appropriately. Pick enough that you can actually get them done without aiming so low that you don’t make any progress.

Good luck, fuzzbutts!

Surrendering to the Nudges of Life

Hello fuzzbutts!

In the pursuit of productivity and improving your lot in life, you’ll notice things can often improve and, just as if not MORE often, life gets in the way or you just feel like something is pushing on you. Your home life stinks with your parents so now is the time to do anything you can to set yourself up to move out when possible. You hate your job but haven’t taken that as the hint that you need to look for something else.

Life as a silly habit of being subtle for most of our lives. It just sits there, whispering in the back of our heads when something is off. Like there’s a little cloud or a sour spot in our lives. Unless it’s resolved, it’ll keep building up for you. Eventually, if you’re not careful, you’ll wake up hating your job or stewing in your frustration without even doing anything!

The first thing to do is notice the signs. I’ve been unhappy with my current job for a bit now but only recently realized I need to just move on and do something else. I’ve considered the other options but I feel like moving on is the best way to go. I’ve had days where I don’t want to do anything but need to head out of the house while the realtor hosts the open-house. For this little nudge, I just decided to roll with it and do something different like go to the beach. If I remain at the job, I’ll be unhappy. If I tried to stew in annoyance at leaving the house when I’d rather relax at home, I’d end up with a terrible day. Instead, these situations (or at least my feelings about them) are turning around!

So try to listen to life and learn how to accept the situation and roll with it to find the best solution for yourself. Often, you’ll come out the other side much better off! It doesn’t have to be a big issue for you to make the most of it!

Good luck fuzzbutts!

Wednesday Tailtip: Read more!

Hi Fuzzbutts!

So this week I’m telling you to read more! Yes! Anything you want! Just sit your tail down and read. Nonfiction books are great and so are fiction books!

Note that I’m saying books. Too many of us ingest too much from the media like news articles and other stuff that is meant more to put us in an emotional state rather than tell a story or truly inspire.

I read at least one book per month. Sometimes they’re long books and sometimes they’re fairly short. I like reading paperbacks and on my kindle. At work I’ll listen to audiobooks and podcasts and when I’m home I’ll squeeze in some time with my kindle. Reading truly does expand your mind. Whether it’s to boost your creativity by taking you to some awesome world or telling the true story of a heroic historical figure, you’ll always gain something by reading. Maybe even some productivity tips!

Maybe I’ll write a longer article in the future on the subject but always try to squeeze in a good 10 minutes of reading something you’ll enjoy and become a better you. So pick some subjects you enjoy (science fiction, relationship advice, war history, romance, etc) and get started!