Sometimes we like to think we can “turn it on” and “turn it off”. We pretend that we can approach our work, home, relationships, and health in different ways. With some reflection though you’ll see that your behaviors and actions parallel each other in each facet of life.
For Example, if you are an organized person by nature are there any disorganized aspects of your life? What does your computer desktop look like? What’s your bedroom look like? Is your car clean?
On the flip side, if you’re naturally disorganized how hard is it to organize only one piece of your life? If your room is a disaster and your office is a mess do you keep your car clean?
Whenever you begin working towards a goal in one aspect of your life make sure you’re applying the same tactics throughout the other areas of your life as well. If you aim to be more forgiving and nicer to those around you, you also have to be nicer and more forgiving to yourself. If you want be more present with your family when at home well I’m sorry to say you also need to make sure you are more present with those around you at work. And lastly, back to the organizing example (my personal place for needed improvement). If you want to keep your kitchen organized practice keeping everything organized. Changing your approach to an area of life requires making this approach a habit in all areas of life.
So as you begin working on your next goal don’t just think about how you can change one thing, but about how you can apply that change to the rest of your life as well.