Being responsible for the big as well as the small things of your life is what we call, living a self-reliant life. The skills which lead to self-reliance are as follows.
- Set goals
- Large goals are made up of small steps to achieve one by one and each of these steps would also be goals to achieve
- Set limits, boundaries and ranges once the goals are decided.
- Every large goal should have a range, instead of setting a deadline specifically, its best to set a time frame of around 3-5 years instead,
- You can set daily or hourly goals as you wish, but smaller the goals, the more effective and definite the time frame can be established.
Create a schedule
- Create a daily or weekly schedule
- Some of you might not go along well with schedules so if that’s the case, go with the simple to-do list with actual deadlines in them for the tasks you wish to do.
- Use technology based tools such as Google Calendar, planner notebooks and scheduling applications.
Allocate time for relaxation and renewal
- Setting aside time for resting and renewal is important
- Rest is required at regular intervals for life when you are recovering from a crisis or difficult situation for the sake of your mental, physical and emotional equanimity.
- Renewal means evaluating the journey so far and look at the progress and setting new goals. Without renewal it’s possible that you would lose track of your initial goals and go off course which would be devastating when you are measuring your progress and productivity.
- Grooming is always a higher priority
- Brush and floss every day, twice
- Trim your finger nails
- Shower regularly
- Trim body hair
- Every cloth comes with washing instructions you should consider
- Washing bed sheets should be done every week or every two weeks
- Light weight fabrics soak up more oil and dirt therefor they should be washed more often
- Open and maintain a checking account
- Most of the free checking accounts are free as long as you meet the pre-conditions of the bank, so know what they are before getting them.
- Do not choose the account which required he minimum balance since you can’t afford the penalties if your balance is below the limit during the startup period.
- Know your bank’s hold policies, the time difference between deposit and availability.
- Avoid over drafting
- Check your account weekly
- Select a base amount and set up an alert to notify you when your balance gets within the amount, never letting you fall under that amount.
These steps are very simple to say and think but when you actually work on them; it’s going to be hard. So take step by step and don’t change everything at once. At the end, you would be self-reliant if you did them all correct, in the correct manner.