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Get Your Sh*t Together

A No F*cks Given Guide

By Sarah Knight
12-minute read
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Get Your Sh*t Together: A No F*cks Given Guide by Sarah Knight

Get Your Sh*t Together (2016) is a frank and practical guide to sorting your life out. From dealing with anxiety to exercise regimens, from your relationship to your career, these blinks will help you achieve your goals and get more out of your life.

  • Anyone struggling to achieve their goals
  • Those looking for help with time management
  • People struggling with stress and anxiety

Sarah Knight is an editor and writer who previously spent 15 years working in the publishing industry in New York, editing bestselling authors such as Chris Cleave and Gillian Flynn. Knight’s TEDx Talk, “The Magic of Not Giving A F***” has been viewed over two million times.

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Get Your Sh*t Together

A No F*cks Given Guide

By Sarah Knight
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Get Your Sh*t Together (2016) is a frank and practical guide to sorting your life out. From dealing with anxiety to exercise regimens, from your relationship to your career, these blinks will help you achieve your goals and get more out of your life.

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Get your shit together by allocating time to achieve realistic goals.

What’s standing in the way of you achieving your goals and being happy? When we’re challenged to get our proverbial shit together, our response is often “I just don’t know where to begin.” If this sounds familiar, then the first step toward getting your shit together is to consider exactly what your goals are, and when you plan to achieve them.

It’s crucial to be realistic about what you hope to achieve, but many of us set the bar too high when it comes to our goals.

This is problematic because we can’t become winners if we’re constantly holding ourselves to unrealistic standards. Our body goals are a perfect example. If you’re a normal person whose goal is to get in shape and lose some weight, it’s a tad unrealistic to strive to look like gorgeous fitness model Kate Upton. Most likely, you simply don’t have her body type.

So setting a goal of looking like her would be akin to aiming for an unreachable finish line. How discouraging is that? So discouraging, in fact, that it might be enough to make you quit the gym altogether, sit on your couch and mainline cookies rather than working out.

Therefore, get your shit together by ditching your unrealistic goals. Get on track by aiming for realistic progress that will make a difference to your actual life, like losing a few pounds of weight. In other words, don’t set goals based on other people’s measurements – measurements you’re unlikely to match.

Another key step to getting your shit together is to establish a better relationship with time.

If you feel as if you don’t have enough time to meet your goals, you probably have bad time-management skills. Combat this problem by gaining a better understanding of how you actually spend your time. You can do this by timing how long it takes you to fulfill routine tasks, such as having a shower or working out at the gym. Then, use this knowledge to create a realistic weekly schedule that contains all the things you want to do but never seem to have time for, such as learning a new skill. It really is that simple to start getting your shit together.

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