Overcoming Procrastination!

How to Overcome Procrastination.

Procrastinators frequently have a great deal of difficulty in concentrating. We put off something important, then we become overwhelmed with stress. You’ve put off paying bills or making crucial calls? You know you have to act, but you avoid doing anything. 

The problem will not go away. Instead, it will nag at you incessantly. It will be on your mind while you try to concentrate on work, interfering with your thoughts. Procrastination is fueled by fear, and fear is a negative emotion that will keep you out-of-focus.

We procrastinate for many reasons. Usually, we’re afraid of making mistakes or that we won’t live up to expectations. Better to do nothing than to fail. So, again, we invite distractions into our lives. It’s easier to scroll through social media than to focus. At least, it’s something we know and can deal with.

To stop procrastinating, we need to become aware of our avoidance tactics when it happens. This is where being more mindful can help us. When we become aware of trying to avoid a task, we need to stop then and there and deal with what is making us uncomfortable. 

Our ability to concentrate will increase tremendously when we take start facing what makes us nervous and deal with it. Think of something you have been avoiding, such as working on a major report that will become due. Pick a short time limit, perhaps 15 minutes, and focus on nothing but the report. 

For just 15 minutes, nothing exits for you but that report. You won’t finish it, but you will get started. Do this again the following day. Fifteen minutes is a time limit with which you can deal. When it becomes more comfortable, increase the time span. 

Tackling something we need to do in small increments makes it easier to keep our concentration sharp. It becomes less threatening to work on something for 15 minutes than for an entire afternoon. Just knowing you’re doing something will alleviate much of the anxiety. And you’ll be sharpening your focus every time you do this. 

To stop procrastinating and rid yourself of the fears that keep you from being able to concentrate fully, try the following:

  • Become aware of what you do when you procrastinate. Do you call friends? Spend time on Facebook? Play computer games? Knowing what your triggers are will enable you to stop. 
  • As we have discussed, break down a large task into smaller tasks. Concentrating on one thing for a short period of time will make it easier to focus for longer periods.
  • Create small deadlines for yourself. If spending the day cleaning the house seems intimidating, set aside half an hour where you concentrate on only one area and nothing else. 
  • Stop waiting for the perfect time to start. The time will never be perfect, so get started now. 

Your breathtaking future awaits. Don’t allow procrastination to delay you. Take action now!

I invite you to share your feedback & comments.

REMEMBER:

You CAN, You MUST & You WILL WIN!

I am Kimberly Davis!

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Practicing Mindfulness

How to stay distraction free!

Mindfulness refers to a specific learned state of awareness. The more out-of-focus our mind is, the less we are actually aware of the immediate moment. Mindfulness keeps us in touch with the present.

Practicing mindful means living in the present. Many of us are controlled by past pain and future uncertainties in such a way we never experience the here and now. Our thoughts can naturally shift from today to yesterday to tomorrow. When we stress over bad sales, unpaid bills or failed past relationships, we effectively invite distractions into our minds instead of focusing on solutions to our problems. 

Mindfulness allows us to control our meandering thoughts and shift the focus back to today. When we are trying to get something done, a wandering, distracting mind can make it much more difficult. That’s why establishing control over our thoughts rids us of distractions and helps us accomplish our needed tasks. Mindfulness is an inner voice that tells us, “Hey, this is what’s important. Focus on this, not that.” This effectively reduces our stress, which then helps us concentrate even more effectively. 

Practicing mindful meditation is easy and very pleasant and relaxing. Just find a quiet place and take a comfortable seat. Close your eyes and just focus on your breathing. Put everything else out of your mind. Follow your breath as you inhale and exhale. If thoughts intrude, and they will, simply accept them without judgment and bring your focus back to your breathing. 

This exercise is very powerful and effective in handling intrusive thoughts and emotions without being controlled by them. While you should set aside a specific time each day to meditate, perhaps 15 to 30 minutes, a short breathing meditation at your desk can bring you back in focus during stressful days at the office.

Next time you feel overwhelmed, take a break, do the exercise above and share your experience with us.

You CAN, You MUST & You WILL WIN!

I am Kimberly Davis!

Please share your comments & feedback with us.

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#FemCityColletiveLeader #WenCaribbean #Trainer #Entrepreneur #Supermom #SuccessCoach  #BusinessBuilder #SuccessMindset #NextLevelThinker

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Email:  lifestylzbuzz@gmail.com

Telephone:  (876) 544-9859

Shipwreck to GOALDigging !

Shipwrecked at age 33 to GOALDigging at age 39…. Here’s how I’m doing it!

I don’t think I am any different from you. We all went to the school that taught us to get good grades so we can get a good education, to secure a good job. So yes, like you I followed that system until I got to age 33, hit rock bottom with multiple business failures, without a single life goal working towards. I was just going through the motions.

After my most invested business failed, relationships failed and I was left with huge debts, depression, loneliness, regrets and the list goes on. Maybe you haven’t yet experienced what rock bottom feels like, or maybe you are now going through a rough period in your life. I can tell you that, it gets better from here, but you have to do something. There’s no place to go but up!

Having experienced the power of Coaching when I hit rock bottom in 2013, I have to admit that it was the support, encouragement and actions that I took, that have gotten me this far and will continue to help me achieve massive success in my life.

Here are my simple actions to take to start experiencing change.

  1. Accept where you are. Yes, It might not be the most comfortable place, but it was the choices that you made got you to where you are now.
  2. Once you’ve accepted, now it’s time to evaluate. Get a pen and notebook and start writing. Get up close and personal with your current status, no matter how daunting it may look and feel.
  3. Make a commitment to the person you want to be and the goals you want to achieve. Maybe you need to get a copy of my ‘Birthing Your Vision Workbook’ to help you get started. Even better, download a free copy of my GoalDigger’s Checklist at www.kimberlykdavis.com
  4. Get help. Seek help. Ask for help. Find someone who you admire, someone who will hold the vision for you until you are able to see clear enough on your own. Get a Coach/Mentor. (Reach out to me if you need help)
  5. Create a 90 days action plan to include your daily routine, a personal development plan and accountability from your Coach/Mentor. (Again, please reach out to me if you don’t already have one).
  6. Fail and fail fast. Yes, you are not going to get everything right on the first go. You are going to fail your way to success.
  7. Never stop. It doesn’t matter how many times you have to start over, never give up. If you quit you can’t win, #GOALDigger

You CAN, You MUST & You WILL WIN!

I am Kimberly Davis!

Please share your comments & feedback with us.

#Overflow2019 #GOALDigger

#FemCityColletiveLeader #WenCaribbean #Trainer #Entrepreneur #Supermom #SuccessCoach  #BusinessBuilder #SuccessMindset #NextLevelThinker

Website: www.kimberlykdavis.com

Email:  lifestylzbuzz@gmail.com

Telephone:  (876) 544-9859

Is Self-Doubt Stopping You From Living Your Dreams?

The level of success you achieve is influenced by the level of self-doubt you experience.

Everyone suffers from at least a little self-doubt. It’s basic human nature. At the extremes, it can keep you alive. But, in most situations it only serves to limit you.

Self-doubt is one of the primary obstacles to living your dreams. What would you do if you had more confidence in your abilities?

Most people freeze when faced with self-doubt. Unsuccessful people find an excuse to do something else. If you want to maximize your success, it’s important to find another way.

Use these strategies to overcome self-doubt and reap the success you deserve:

  1. Be aware that self-doubt is only as limiting as you allow it to be. Just because you doubt yourself, doesn’t mean you have to stop yourself. Self-doubt doesn’t have to be limiting at all if you can move past it and take courageous action anyway.
  1. Overcoming self-doubt is one of the most powerful things you can do to be more successful. While self-doubt doesn’t have to be limiting, most people do find that it inhibits their ability to take action. Your ability to succeed will reach new levels if you can rid yourself of self-doubt.

  2. Learn that others aren’t concerned with you. By overcoming your self-doubt, you’ll realize that others aren’t as concerned with you as you thought. This can be very cathartic and create a sense of peace in your life. You’ll find that your courage grows exponentially.
  1. Develop optimism. Optimism is the opposite of self-doubt. If you had high expectations for your performance, you’d be pretty optimistic. Optimism is one way to combat self-doubt, and optimism is useful in all parts of life.
  2. Learn to accept yourself. Self-doubt can arise from having unreasonable expectations of yourself. Accepting yourself as you are will help to soothe any feelings of self-doubt.
  3. Learn to focus on small wins. Focusing on making progress is another way to limit feelings of self-doubt. It’s also a great approach to life. Small wins are easy to accumulate and maintain. Biting off more than you can chew can be intimidating.
  4. Effort is worthy of respect. Taking pride in the fact that you tried can short-circuit the doubt you feel in yourself. If effort is good in itself, you’ll be less concerned about failing to get results. Showing up is more than half the battle. Good effort eventually gives good results.
  5. Overcoming self-doubt will give you the belief that you can overcome other personal obstacles. Each personal battle you win gives you the confidence you need to tackle another. Each won battle makes you more a more capable person.

Dealing with self-doubt is part of the human experience. You can either allow it to stop you, plow through it, or work to eliminate it. Eliminating self-doubt takes work, but it’s an extremely effective long-term solution. Otherwise, you’ll be dealing with its barriers for the rest of your life.

Overcoming self-doubt is a huge step toward self-actualization and success. Most people allow self-doubt to stop them in their tracks. But you aren’t “most people.” Learn to get past your self-doubt. Start practicing today and enjoy greater success!

I am Kimberly Davis!

Please share you comments & feedback with us.

#Overflow2019 #GOALDigger

#FemCityColletiveLeader #WenCaribbean #Trainer #Entrepreneur #Supermom #SuccessCoach  #BusinessBuilder #SuccessMindset #NextLevelThinker

Website: www.kimberlykdavis.com

Email:  lifestylzbuzz@gmail.com

Telephone:  (876) 544-9859

Bouncing back from your down days….3 simple steps!!

Even though the sun rises every day, there are times that it doesn’t reflect on your spirit. There are some days that are just discouraging. And in those cases, you’re usually unable to get out of your negative mood soon enough.

If only you could find a way to bounce back on those trying days. There’s so much beauty in the world that your frame of mind is preventing you from enjoying.

It’s time to make a positive change. And believe it or not, all the power to make that change is within you!

By employing these approaches, your gloomy days will likely take a turn for the better:

  1. Reaffirm your greatness. Lots of things in life can leave you feeling discouraged. But by no means is discouragement supposed to consume your existence! In fact, you owe it to yourself to live an inspired life. And one of the best ways to do that is to keep your self-image intact.

Each morning, write a list of three things that you’re grateful for. Those are the things you endeavor to keep a part of your life. If they’re important to you, you’ll want to be able to enjoy them. That’s hard to do when you’re in a state of discouragement.

At the same time, write a list of accomplishments you’re proud of. Your accomplishments reflect your greatness. They can make you smile when you think about them. Allowing yourself to smile regularly can certainly help to turn your grey skies blue.

2. Conquer a physical challenge. A lot of times, a challenging physical exploit can help you appreciate life. It also helps you to recognize your inner strengths. When you realize just how strong you are, it’s easier to conquer a discouraging day.

Take a hike with some friends. Make it the kind of hike that challenges your resolve. Your run-of-the-mill trek to the national park may be too easy.

Make a mental note of the moments you feel like giving up. Your legs are burning and your throat is completely parched. Yet, you fight through the discomfort. 

When you’ve made it to the end, take note of the feeling of exhilaration. You’re unable to control the ear to ear smile that comes with overcoming obstacles. That experience will change your approach to life forever.

3. Help others. One of the easiest ways to change discouragement to hope is to help others in need. Giving less fortunate people a glimmer of hope helps you to appreciate what you have.

You could offer help to someone who is more emotionally downtrodden than you. Almost immediately, you’ll realize your situation isn’t as bad as it seemed.

Another option is to help someone who’s financially challenged. That could be a homeless person, or someone who’s without a job. Help them to get back on their feet.

As you incorporate these activities into your life, you’ll realize a complete change in your outlook. Challenges that used to seem unconquerable are now minor detractions in your life. You’ll start to feel like you’re bigger than any challenge thrown at you. And that’s when you’ll know that discouragement has changed to empowerment!

I am Kimberly Davis!
#Overflow2019 #GOALDigger

#FemCityColletiveLeader #WenCaribbean #Trainer #Entrepreneur #Supermom #SuccessCoach  #BusinessBuilder #SuccessMindset #NextLevelThinker

Website: www.kimberlykdavis.com

Email:  lifestylzbuzz@gmail.com

Telephone:  (876) 544-9859

8 Simple steps to become More Socially Confident!!

Some people have social confidence to spare. It’s easy to see that some children are seemingly born with great social confidence, while others are not. Social confidence seems to come and go for most adults.

A serious lack of social confidence can lead to isolation and stifle career growth. If there’s one part of your life in which it pays to be confident, it’s in your social interactions.

Use these strategies to increase your social confidence and feel comfortable in all social situations:

  1. Practice. Every person that crosses your path is a practice partner for your social skills. The more practice you get, the better you’ll become at interacting with others. The better you become, the more confident you’ll feel. There are all kinds of things you can practice:

    • Eye contact
    • Small talk
    • Non-verbal communication
    • Telling jokes
    • And more

  2. Rehearse. Imagine yourself being successful socially. Before you head into a social situation, rehearse in your mind. See yourself being confident and competent. Imagine others responding to you in a positive way. In time, you’ll learn to feel the same way out in the real world.

  3. Adopt an effective attitude. It’s not a matter of life and death. No one is judging you or spending any of their time thinking about you. In fact, they’re probably wondering what you’re thinking about them.

    • Interacting with people in a social context should be fun and pleasant. Have a reasonable perspective on the situation.

  4. Focus on self-development. When you feel better about yourself, you’ll be more socially confident. Whether that means getting in shape, learning a new skill, or meditation, any enhancements you make will leave you feeling more confident.

  5. Learn. Learn about communication. Pick one area, such as nonverbal communication, and become an expert. Then, get out and practice. When you’ve mastered that, pick a new area to learn about. The more you know, the better you’ll become. That leads to real confidence.

  6. Avoid the need to be perfect. You don’t have to be perfect. You don’t have to be the funniest person at the party. You don’t have to be the most charming person in the bar. Perfection is an unreasonable goal that leads to anxiety and a lack of confidence.

  7. Join a social group. You know a group of people that hang out together. It might be at work. It might be a friend that has a separate group of friends. See if you can join, too. Finding the right group of people can boost your social confidence.

    • Perhaps you already have a group of friends. Spend more time with them. Or, you might form your own group and become the social director!

  8. Combine social events with activities you’re good at. Are you a great softball player? Join a softball league. Are you an expert at riding a motorcycle? Join a motorcycle club. Find an activity you excel at and turn it into a social activity.

    • Make a list of everything you do better than the average person. Now, find a way to do that in a group setting. You might join a band, a chess club, or a group that square dances on the weekend.

Think about how much your life would change if you were more socially confident. How would it impact your career? How would your social life be affected?

It’s hard to think of any potential downside to having greater social confidence. If you weren’t lucky enough to be born with perpetual confidence, you’ll want to grow and nurture this important attribute.

CALL TO ACTION

  1. Commit to focusing on at least 1 of these simple steps for the next 30 days.
  2. Be bold enough to share those with us by commenting below….I  would love to hear from you as well as help you achieve same.

I am Kimberly Davis!

#Overflow2019

#GOALDigger

#FemCityColletiveLeader #WenCaribbean #Trainer #Entrepreneur #Supermom #SuccessCoach  #BusinessBuilder #SuccessMindset #NextLevelThinker

Website: www.kimberlykdavis.com

Email:  lifestylzbuzz@gmail.com

Telephone:  (876) 544-9859

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