Updated: Jun 7
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On this week's weekly reminder,
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I wanted to talk to
you guys about streamlining your life.
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This is something that I did when
I started working as a personal assistant.
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My boss wanted me to find ways
to make his life more efficient.
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I have implemented
a lot of those learnings into my life
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now that I have bills to pay
and business to run and just things to do.
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Streamlining your life is all about making
those little changes
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that help make just the mundane,
everyday things a little easier.
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For example, an easy one.
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If you have a reoccurring bill,
you can sometimes put those on auto pay.
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So if you have a house payment
or you need to pay a water bill,
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you can just kind of have money
coming out every so often
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and you won't even need
to look at the bill.
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You don't even need to remember
that you need to pay a bill
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because there's constantly
that repayment coming out.
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An example of this in my personal life
is a signing around the start of the year
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that I wanted to eat healthier, but
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I couldn't be bothered
going to the supermarket all the time.
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Every time I went to the supermarket,
I would buy a bunch of junk.
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So what I decided to do is help streamline
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my dinner meals by starting Hellofresh.
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that was a solution to the problem.
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When it was a reoccurring thing,
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every week and I didn't
need to think of new meals to put me away
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from the supermarket
so I couldn't buy junk food as often.
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Three I go to eat a healthy meal
every single week.
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So for me, that solved my problems
and has made a massive change to my life.
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So what I want you to do this week
is think of an area of your life
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that needs some work,
it needs some help
because it's feeling a little clunky.
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But if you can fix it up,
it's going to improve your life massively.
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and if you're having trouble
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thinking of a solution that can help
you put it in the comments.
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Just the area of life
that you need help with
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and maybe I can help you out and
we can come up with something together.
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but setting things up in a way
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that can be streamlined, automated,
it really helps.
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And I'm personally going to try
and automate every little part of my life
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if I can, like from fitness
to food to sleep, whatever it may be.
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I'm really always on the lookout for ways
that I can streamline things.
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If you guys have any suggestions
to please leave them in the comments.
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But I'm looking forward to hearing
about what you guys can streamline.
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And I will speak to you soon. Bye!
Making life more enjoyable should be a priority for all of us.
But if we are being honest, when is the last time you did something to make life flow a little smoother?
This week, let’s focus on streamlining an area of life that feels a little difficult right now.
When we streamline our lives, we are able to accomplish more with less effort. We waste less time on activities that don't contribute to our overall goals. And we free up mental space to focus on what's truly important to us.
I learnt a lot about this when I was working as a personal assistant. My boss taught me a bunch of different ways to make things more efficient and effective by employing simpler or better methods.
To give you a real life example, earlier this year I noticed that my eating habits were starting to slide. It was mostly because I hadn’t planned in advance. When it came to dinner time, I was just eating something quick and easy (usually with no nutritional value). The problem for me was going to the shops every week, planning out my meals ahead of time and money spent while food shopping. An easy solution to my problem which streamlined my meals was HelloFresh.
I no longer had to plan in advance, think of healthy meals or even leave the house. Everything was done for me, all I had to do was chop up the food and cook!
If you want to streamline an area of your life too, try the below activity:
Think of an area of your life where things feel a little clunky: Maybe this area of your life needs a lot of help or maybe you just want to make things more efficient?
Identify what is causing you to not get things done the way you want to: Is it lack of motivation? Do you just forget? Do you not have the time?
Streamline the process There are many ways to do this:
Automations can help when it comes to repetitive tasks and payments. For example, I have set up auto-pay for almost all my bills so that they are never overdue.
Assistants can help motivate you or sometimes even get the task done for you! For example, you could hire a personal trainer to keep you on track to hit your goals at the gym or hire a virtual assistant to help you complete a section of a task.
Technology can help you do almost anything! There are AI platforms that can help you write blogs, captions, articles, etc. There are platforms that can help you take appointments by reading your calendar. There are platforms that can schedule your social media posts so you never miss a peak time! Anything you can think of, there is likely to be a platform that can assist you to work more efficiently.
Planning is free and doesn't take much time to do either. Every Sunday, make time to plan your week ahead. Time blocking your schedule can help you be more efficient.
Ask a friend. Learning from someone who has already achieved the result you are hoping to achieve is a great way to fast track success. Comment below and I can try to help or connect you with someone who can!
Streamlining may not be a magic bullet for all of life's problems, but it can certainly help us free up space to focus on what we really love in life!
Comment below with what area of life you are going to streamline and how you plan on doing it!