Your Action Plan is a monthly to-do list of tips straight from SUCCESS magazine—10 things you can do right now to improve yourself and your life. To make time for family, friends and you! This is your month to focus on balance, mental nourishment and relaxation.
Ready? Here’s what you can do to make June a great month:
1. Nickel and Dime
By the end of the week, create a budget based on your priorities. Look at your bank statements and determine whether your spending habits reflect those priorities.
2. Family First
Today, call your family and schedule a summer barbecue. Make a plan to gather loved ones to serve as a reminder of the important things in life.
3. Time Out
This week, log every time you were distracted. At the end of day seven, add up the wasted hours and make a plan to cut that number in half next week.
4. Rest Assured
This weekend, find an activity that promotes mindfulness and rest. Commit to going once a month and note your newfound peace of mind.
5. Draw Your Line
This evening, sit down and devise a work-life balance plan. Choose the moments that can’t be missed and set reminders in your phone.
6. Let It Sizzle
Try a new recipe tonight. Invite a friend or loved one. Push yourself out of your comfort zone and laugh off the mistakes.
7. Say Cheese
Make a point to smile 30 times today. Watch it spread across your workplace and note your increased happiness throughout the day.
8. Jam Out
Tonight, make a playlist of your favorite confidence-boosting songs. Listen during your commute and watch the traffic jams fade away.
Find three new thought leaders in your field. Check out their social media pages and get a boost of inspiration.
10. Friend Zone
Have lunch with a co-worker you don’t know very well. Get to know more than his or her name. Commit to doing this once a month.
This article originally appeared in the June 2016 issue of SUCCESS magazine.