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You are currently not where you want to be in life, and you keep getting thoughts in your mind about it.
If you are the one reading my posts for a while now, you would know that’s exactly what I used to feel a few years ago (3 years, to be exact).
I badly wanted to get my life together but had no clue where to start and what to do. I used to browse endlessly on Google to find some ways, but those “tips” did not seem to be working as almost all of them I found were either providing temporary solutions or not working for me at all.
If you have the same situation, I hope this article will help you.
As a child, we all had a vision of what life looks like as an adult. You had planned out where you want to travel, what you want to be, a dream job, maybe a nice car and house you want to get by 30, and so much more.
Life does not always turn out as we thought it would be.
Life loves to test every person in one way or another and wants to know if you are capable enough to get what you want, and eventually, gives you what you deserve.
But it doesn’t mean you can’t get what you want, you just have to be well-deserving for it, and yes, it’s possible if you want it bad enough.
This step-by-step guide will get a lot easier for you if you are ready to make some changes in your lifestyle and habits.
So, let’s get started.
How to get your life together
1- Decide your life purpose
Do you know what you want from your life? The articles on “how to find your purpose” can’t give you an answer to that. Why? Because no one can tell you what your life purpose is except YOU.
You can for sure take some ideas from those articles.
Life purposes for two different people can be entirely different. The meaning of your life is what you give it, and the meaning you give it defines the whole purpose of your life.
Once you do it, your life becomes meaningful. Whatever you choose to do, you will know WHY you are doing it.
You won’t need to find an external motivation because your life purpose will be clear.
It’s like defining the ultimate goal of your life that makes you get out of your bed in the morning.
For example, my purpose in life is to travel the world (solo or partner, that doesn’t matter) and explore as much as I can. And live my life to the fullest.
So, what exactly will I have to do to achieve that?
- Make enough money for that; (for me, that’s blogging)
- Have time and location freedom (that’s where blogging will help me);
- Stay fit physically and mentally by eating healthy, doing workouts, meditating, and improving relationships;
(how your relationship is with your partner, your family, friend, and other people is important, too, for your mental wellbeing), etc. But it doesn’t mean you have to live with toxic people and that’s where setting healthy boundaries come in.
It’s also important to have it written down using a goal-setting planner, creating a vision board, or mind mapping.
Related- What is a Vision board and how to create one?
Is mind mapping sounds new to you? check this out!
2- Always remember why you started
Getting your life together can be a long-term task, and sticking to it could be the next challenge for you and will require patience and effort.
But if your WHY is clear, you are putting constant effort into it. You will get that.
3- Organize your life
Is there anyone who loves a life full of mess? I don’t think so! Simplifying your life will help you know what is there that needs your focus and attention at this point in time so you can work on that immediately.
Related- How to Organize your life in one week (step-by-step)
How to simplify your life in 7 Steps.
4- Knowing what you don’t want is important
Knowing what you want is important but what you don’t want is more important, even if that means everything to people around you.
For example, when I was in my college, I realized that I didn’t want to do a corporate job (because I wanted to do something on my own).
However, I did many part-time jobs before I started this blog and the experience I got from there made me realize that that is not something I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
Maybe you are someone who loves your job and are pretty happy with it.
It’s like planning your dream life first and starting working towards it every day to achieve it.
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Hi 🙂 Thanks for this article…I also have endlessly searched Google looking for guidance as to how to GMLT. Your article is quite helpful and I love how to the point it is. The only thing I wish is that you’d provided a printable checklist for guidance. Other than that, it’s 100% awesome. Take care 🙂 Michele
You made my day. Thank you for reading. 🙂