Tackling Time

I am a firm believer of the universe manifesting what one puts out into it. Looking back on my primary school days I never fathomed the significance of my classmates receiving “Time and Attendance” awards and not me. Now it has come full circle and honestly I am so thankful for the growth. Now as a young professional, the award was literally like your golden ticket to the Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory so to speak. Back then we knew if we were disobedient an disruptive to the class there would be consequences. Incomplete homework was forbidden and a huge red letter “I” on your progress report was your worst nightmare. So for the most part you managed those things that kept you from being scolded but time wasn’t the first matter on your mind.

Most of us alike myself can recall vividly our parents annoying morning rituals. Coming to your room, turning the lights on and greeting us with style. Get up, get up my sweet! As annoying as it was back then, I relied on that. Now as an adult, I understand it wasn’t the best way because it created a source of dependency that morphed into a cycle hard to break. Yes my fellow stylish ladies and gentlemen, the first step to overcoming is recognizing the stuff that stinks in your life.

Facing yourself and checking your life is super important. It is essential to your growth in all aspects of your life. I know that there are many dynamics of time management and it can be very complex. For me I start with an early start to my day. This allows me to meditate, reflect, and plan for the day ahead. It is truly one of those life’s little blessings that mean so much. Having time for self is super important and is a form of self-care. With so much going on in the world, we have to remember to cultivate and create value for ourselves. There is nothing I love more than time dedicated to my business and bettering myself. It’s so much more fulfilling when you can sit down and develop ideas and tap into your passion.

Another helpful strategy that I use is planning and allocating time for each task that I have for the day. Waking up early gives you the power to take ownership of your life. There is no reason you should ever feel like you’re being robbed of your precious time. Life isn’t predictable and things out of your control may happen but if you practice these helpful tips for time management the universe may seem to bend at your will.

A 2008 study from Harvard biologists C. Randler showed that those “early risers felt more control over their lives from planning short term and long term goals, have easier commutes, anticipate problems and solve them more efficiently. These are just a few ways that waking up early to manage your time can benefit your life. Another trick to tackling time management is to map out time for everything you have to do that day. This way you are focused, working efficiently, and less overwhelmed when you have a lot of different things to do. Being on time is another component of time management and is just as important as the other gems I have shared.

Showing up on time means five minutes early. It also means that you value someone else’s time just as much as you value your own. This is an important trait to have in business because you want to be viewed as professional, credible, and build lasting relationships. As a business woman waking up early allows me to tackle so many tasks. I feel at ease and sure of decision making when I practice healthy time management. I am able to make the best investments for myself and my business. I no longer feel like I am sacrificing my time. I am thankful I learned how to tackle time management and you will be too.

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Maintaining your Best Self

A place where the hustlers come to hustle and the dreamers get left behind. NYC is a place like no other. It just sucks you in. Whether its the gritty cobblestone streets of Soho filled with all the good vibes and killer fashion or the snooty conservatively dressed in household name designer residents of Upper East Side, there’s a place for any one. A beautiful energy of the unknown is what thrives in this city.   The ironic beauty of the city is that it is indeed a grotesque place, but there is no place like New York City. It is that uniqueness that draws people in. So take a lesson from this great place and work to become a better version of your amazing, unique, smart self!

Here are a few tips to help maintain your best self :

Positive Affirmations – Say it loud and proud! Positive affirmations are magical. It is a ritual where you repeat uplifting and inspiring phrases over and over again to yourself. I usually complete mine first thing in the morning after I say a prayer, but really it is a powerful tool ready for use whenever needed. Sometimes you have to be your biggest cheerleader especially in a city like New York. My current positive affirmation is “I love money and money loves me!” I like to change it every week or so to keep a fresh perspective on where I am in my life as well as to continue the journey of growth. Start now! You will be happy that you did.

Control what you consume – This tip applies to all aspects of your life. Whether eating a healthy balanced diet, cutting back on binge watching the latest reality television  episode, or even refraining from engaging in draining and negative conversations. If you come across the last scenario, it can be tricky only if you let it. Energy is a very powerful thing. It can change your entire outlook on your day, and we all know how valuable a good 24hrs can be. A key fact when rejecting bad vibes is maintaining your good energy and saying what you need to say when it happens. And then, that’s it! No need to harvest anything less than your best energy.  My newest efforts at keeping a clear and concise planner has also been a huge self help for me. Staying on top of all the different areas of your life deserve conscious awareness. It can get a bit cliche’ but it is true what you put in is what you will get out. All #bossbabe #foodies, this next one’s for you. Cue Joe & The Juice, Dr. Shmood, and See by Chloe. These are a few of my fave Soho restaurants that have a great to go service, healthy, and delicious. They’re also vegan friendly. Try them out while your out in Soho.

Keep a journal planner – Again I can’t say this enough. Keeping a journal planner or notebook is the best way to have control of your life and not be overwhelmed. Of course things will happen unexpectedly, but for the most part with a planner you will be ahead of the game. Write little reminders, deadlines for projects, or even when a friend is visiting from out of town. No surprises here! Proactively using a planner will allow you to prepare, plan, and execute the steps to your best life. See mine below :

kate spade planner

I snagged this Kate Spade journal at Papyrus for less than $20. A total steal! I love the cute gold stickers that come with the planner. Check out the store on Spring street for all your stationary and greeting card needs.

Be your best you and let the universe align the stars in your favor #bossbabes.
 
xoxoxo,
Chanel$BunnyNYC