It’s not over yet, but ‘Hot Girl Summer’ is coming to a close and while the temperature is about to start cooling down, real bosses are just getting started. Summer time is the time for a lot of people to take a break from the long year they endured and get their minds prepped for the fall but those summer months don’t stop the grind for the rest of us who work hard and play harder during every season. It’s so important to be intentional and stay ahead of the game by preparing for the next season in your life before it arrives. Here are my tips to making your next season the best one yet. Are you ready to make some real boss moves?
Get a planner
There may only be a few months left in the year but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to be organized. There’s still one more quarter left in 2019 and you still have a hand in the game. Buy or make your own planner and start mapping out your days in as much detail as possible and watch how much easier your life becomes just by being organized. Success is greatly affected by preparation and organization so don’t be the reason you don’t achieve your goals.
I’m talking about your closet, your car, your relationships and your computer. Get rid of that junk that is clogging up different areas of your life. Going into a new season or a ‘new’ anything requires you to make room for what’s to come. Go through your wardrobe and your possessions and let go of items that no longer serve you. Consider using it as an opportunity to give to the less fortunate and make room for the new. If you’re working towards a new career path, de-clutter your mind. Take some time away from things that are distracting you whether it be technology, alcohol, or excessive nights out. Those things will be there but opportunities are fleeting so stay ready so you don’t have to get ready.
Evaluate your mental health
Recently, mental health has been a hot topic in pop culture with the rates of drug induced deaths and suicides being extremely high as well as prominent figures in entertainment using their platforms to release the stigma behind admitting to dealing with depression and anxiety. It’s always a good time to reflect on how you’re feeling and get any help that you may need. Even if you’re not dealing with specific trauma, it’s healthy to have a person, like a therapist, or an outlet, such as journaling, to keep your mind at ease.
Reject business as usual
Reaching your goals in this new season will require you to step out of your comfort zone.
Don’t be afraid to take losses, it means you tried.
Network your ass off and build genuine relationships with those who are in the trenches with you.
Negotiate and stop settling for less than you feel you deserve.
Adopt new healthy habits like eating well and reading more.
The saying “to get to places you’ve never been, you have to do things you’ve never done”, is true. Don’t expect to reach new levels with the same attitude or methods you used before. Everyone around you is leveling up, make sure you are too.