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How to Get Your S#*t Together

Look, very few people actually have their s#*t together and I want to be up front with you and let you know that I am absolutely not one of those people (although I am working towards it). To be honest, I’m not convinced that anyone really has their s#*t together, so if you’ve met someone you think does, send them my way so that I can pick their brain.

Let’s face it, it’s not that we don’t know where we fall short;  I mean, yes, I shouldn’t have that chocolate chip cookie because I’ve already had 5 today but I’m going to eat it anyway because today was hard and #YOLO.  But, I think with life being unpredictable and crazy, it becomes hard to put ourselves first for a lot of reasons, lack of sleep, too many commitments, too little money, the list goes on. 

When I decided to work on getting my s#*t together, I listed out all of the areas I wanted to improve upon in my life.

  • Nutrition & Fitness
  • Making Time for Self-Care
  • Cultivating the Mind
  • Maintaining Relationships
  • Getting Organized

As it turns out, I’m not alone in feeling like I’m missing the mark in any of these.

In a study conducted on body image, only 26% of women and 28% of men reported being extremely satisfied with their bodies.  That means that over 70% of people feel that their bodies could look and feel better.

In May of 2020, Google reported that searches for the term “Self Care” were at a record high.

There are now over 10,000 mental heath related apps on the market right now.  Why?  Because there is a HIGH demand for help in this area.

The New York Times reported that on average, the maximum number of social connections for both men and women occurs at the age of 25, and yes, you should absolutely cut ties with those that aren’t making you better, but if every one of the friends you have now adds something to your life, then gosh darn it, you should figure out how to keep them!

Marie Kando sold 11 million copies of her books in the series “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.”  ‘Nuff said.

Despite the fact that as humans, we will always have shortcomings, I think there is something really special about striving to get better every day, and that is what this blog is all about. 

Alexis Smith

Alexis Smith