Today we continue our discussion of skills that can radically change your life. Again, these are simple skills that can be practiced and are great habits to make. We pick up from where we left off with the last episode, and are again joined by Ms. Komal Desai to give a millennial viewpoint on these skills.
We started out with one of the most important skills to have and understand. This important skill is to think of your time as money. We hear that quote all the time, that time is money, but few people really take that to heart. However, thinking of time as money allows us to really start to value the time we spend on things. It forces us to stop spending time on things that we need to do, and focus on what really matters.
Second, we took a look at long and short term goals. Both kinds of goals matter, but we often focus on one rather than the other. Part of being successful is having a good number of short goals while working towards a long term goal. We picked apart what these goals are and what they mean to your level of success.
The next skill is one that we love being able to do, but don’t necessarily do well. Winding down and meditating is something we all need to do. With life being so busy, our bodies and minds need to take some time to recharge. A lot of times we like to watch television and movies, or go be social. However we look at why that is not the best way to wind down and what are things we can do to actually wind down and finish the day.
To close off this list, we looked at eliminating ANTS. The acronym ANTS stands for automatic negative thoughts. This is something we don’t realize happens more often than not. But, being able to recognize the negative thoughts are happening, allows us time to change our perspective and look at things in a different light.
All of these are skills that we can readily implement into our own lives. Start by finding one that you really want to make a habit, and try to make that a part of your everyday routine. Eventually, we can make all of these skills part of our lives.