Can We Get It Together

In life we all have stress factors. Whether its your academics, career, or spouses, there’s always something in life that gives you a hassle. As a society we tend to always want a way to be “put together”. We want to appear to have an air of perfection. We strive to achieve this perfect image of who we ought to be. This image is often a construct of perfection that is almost impossible to achieve. As I’ve mentioned in other posts, the only standard that you should follow, should be your own. Strive to be the best you can be not what others can be. It’s often difficult as individuals to grasp this concept. What makes it worse is the pressure our society puts on people. We are bombarded with visuals of lavish lifestyles, and beautiful models. These images often make us feel inferior. The point of the matter is no one is perfect. Perfection is just a facade. We will never look like the person in the magazine. Heck, the person in the magazine does not even really look like the person in the magazine. Advertisers use photoshop and other imaging techniques to achieve an un-human like appearance. Apart from the looks what you see on the television shows don’t always add up. The lavish lifestyles of those on reality shows are often exaggerated. Not everyone can live the life of a Kardashian.
Being put together is not always the answer. The question is how do you get your life to be acceptable and manageable. Well, I have a couple of tips.

To begin with, when trying to get your life together, the first step is organization. You have to think about the significant things in your life. You have to prioritize. If you are a student, one of the most important things in life is your academics. That means you must be on top of all your classes. How do you stay on top of your classes? Create a game plan of how much time you are going to dedicate to each class. For example, say you have a Chemistry class with assignments each week. Plan out how long these assignments take and allocate a little bit of time every day each week. Let’s say the assignment is a lab due each week. You could dedicate 30 minutes each day into working on the lab. It’s all about planning. If you have a career, organize time to work on job-related activities and balance a social life. This will prevent you from only thinking about your career.

Furthermore, another tip for getting your life together is to stay focused. What should you focus on you say? I would recommend creating a to-do list every day. With this to-do list make goals that you want to accomplish every day. In order to accomplish these goals prevent distractions. That’s right, I’m sorry you might not be able to binge watch Netflix. Once you eliminate distractions, your life will be made easier. Do not procrastinate!For more tips on procrastination read my blog post “I’ll Do It Later”. Accomplishing little goals every day will help you get your life together. It gives you a sense of clarity andIt takes time but it will definitely be worth it.

Lastly, when trying to get your life together, I recommend finding a higher purpose. Finding a higher purpose and finding solace in religion can be very useful when trying to get your act together. Personally, as a Christian, I find it helpful when my life gets out of control, to pray. Prayer for me allows me to talk to God about my problems. When I pray I have peace that something is going to work out for my good. It takes off the pressures of life. You may not be a religious person, and that’s perfectly fine. However, when you tune in to something higher than yourself, it allows you to feel comforted. You realize that you are not in control of everything in your life. It brings about a sense of peace. Well, that’s all I have for today.

Thanks for reading,
Abisola