How to Tackle Life's Not-So-Fun Responsibilities | 5 Tips

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Hello friends! We all have daily tasks and routines and sometimes they're things that we aren't really motivated to do. Especially during the summer, not all of us are off on vacation. No matter your age, I think everyone is entitled to some responsibilities that are more or less "fun" and "exciting" to do (even during the summer); paying your bills, doing laundry, studying for summer school, cleaning your house, running errands, mowing the lawn, things that we have to do but, don't really want to do. It can be hard to do some of these things when the effort is not there. Sometimes we forget about the main goal of these little, tedious, tasks and I think we all could use a reminder as to why we do them even though we don't want to. Here are some tips on how to tackle these "unbearable" but, very important tasks:

1. Remember the Main End Result or Goal

If it's something like doing those last minute errands or maybe it's just getting all of your household chores done, remind yourself of how awesome it will feel after you've finished everything! If it makes it any easier, make a checklist of the things you need to get done. I love to cross out all of the things I have completed so it makes my mind a bit less stressed out. It also makes me more motivated to keep going. 

If this is something long term like studying for finals, remember what you really want to achieve like two weeks before the exam. If you want the A, you need to put in the effort and time into studying for your tests! 

2. Don't Procrastinate and Always Prioritize

Telling yourself that you can just do it all on Sunday is not going to help the issue. Procrastinating all of your chores will only add to all of the stress and probably make you even less motivated to do anything because you'll be rushed to get it all done in one day. Prioritize the time you have a make sure you get the most important tasks done first so you don't have to worry about the "big stuff" later. 

3. Wake Up Early and Manage Your Time

Sleeping in a few hours on chore day won't give you the energy or the time you need to do all of the things you have to get done. Manage the time you have by waking up a little bit early so you won't have to be up later in the day still doing chores! Even if it isn't chore day, being productive means getting a good nights sleep! About 8 hours should give you enough energy to do everything you have to do the next day.

4. Pay Your Dues 

Nobody likes paying bills, taking out loans, working late, budgeting for things we will need in the future like college but, it's something that we are all gonna have to do at some point and I think it's only necessary for us to make sure we pay our dues to the things that matter most. If you pay your bills on time or save and put off money every time your paycheck comes, it will relieve some tension financially and you won't have to worry about it later. I know that I can't relate to paying bills but, I am starting to save money for college and that's a pretty hard task in itself. Every time I get paid, I save a fraction of it and put it away in my savings account. Penny by penny will really help in the long run! 

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5. Make a Schedule to Plan

I have this sticky note, weekly calendar that you can tear off once your done with the week and I find it so helpful to use to plan out all of the events that are happening. It's so satisfying to tear off the week and start fresh after you've done everything!  

I actually like doing chores--I am probably the 10% of people that actually don't mind doing chores and errands and that's totally okay if you are that 10%, too! Join the club :) I think people get too caught up in our daily tasks and "struggles" and don't realize how important they are sometimes. We're all human and we all have things that we need to do that we don't sometimes want to do. It's only a matter of motivation and effort that will help you succeed when doing these things. 

I hope these tips have helped any of you struggling with chores and are feeling a bit "laggy" when it comes to daily responsibilities. Not everyone likes doing chores but, always remember the end result and what you are initially trying to achieve: a clean house, a good grade on a test, good credit, and so on. No matter the chore or task, or even your age, everyone has some things they need to check off the to-do list. Don't let any task discourage you from getting it done and finished so you can relax and be stress free later!

What are some things you do to keep you motivated to tackle your daily responsibilities and chores? I hope everybody has a great week!

Xoxo, Nat

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3 comments

  1. You've definitely got your head firmly screwed on! I've just finished my degree and I did exactly what you did - I don't have a wealthy family that could help me pay for my rent and bills so each payday I'd put fifty quid away and it soon built up. I also did the same through my last year of university. My loan and grant combination would have paid my rent almost twice over, so I saved huge chunks of money and now I have savings that will eventually help me move out of my dads house! Little bits here and there always make it easier. Also, penny jars are your friend!

    Loved this post - we seem really similar in that these are all little things I do to try and make life much easier to manage. Keep it up, I'm proud of you!

    Em | beautyandbullshitt x

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    1. That is so kind Emily! I am glad at least one person could relate to this post. I think that saving a little helps! Even if it seems like a really hard time doing so. Thank you for all your time reading my post and I am thrilled you found it helpful.

      Thanks again so much! It means the world to me.

      XX Natalie

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