How I Get Things Done ✅

Hi everybody!

Today’s blog post is about my tips on how I get things done. I recently asked on instagram for some questions and somebody left a question about ~how I prioritize / schedule the “rainbowholic / kaila way”~. Since this blog topic is also in line with that, I figured that I should share some of the life hacks that worked for me.

In my opinion, I think that planning is just a percentage of the entire thing (if you don’t work for it, it will be just a plan). However, even though it is just a part of it…  it is very important because it gets you into the right mood (a.k.a. your best focused self lol). In this blog entry, I will explain how I kinda ~program~ myself to be productive and to achieve my unending list of dreams / goals. Having the right mindset is really important when you want something to come true in the future. Hopefully, my tips will be helpful to anyone out there!

(I have been using this photo everywhere lol. Please forgive the redundancy lolol)

Ever since I started or disciplined myself to wake up early (the best time for me is 7AM), I suddenly had more time to do everything that I want to accomplish in a day. I used to wake up even earlier than that but I realized that I get tired too often during the afternoon (my naps become a full-length sleep lol THAT is not what we want everybody hahaha) sooo 7AM is the best time for me. If it is like 10AM, it is not early anymore I think (can be categorized under “normal waking up hours” haha). If it is hard for you to get up early, you can train yourself by setting your phone / alarm clock 4-5 times. It sounds crazy but it was effective for me. I also make sure that I sleep by 12 AM the latest (it depends on what kind of day it would be though).

After I wake up, I wash my face and put on sunblock and prepare hot water for my coffee / tea. I change my pajamas to work clothes (even though most of the time, I just spend my work days inside the studio if I’m not teaching). It is tricky to work at home so that is why I try my best to get into the work mode when it is working day. When it is weekend, I spend the day a little bit slower.

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Kaila gives advice to a girl who is feeling hopeless

Hello everybody!

A few days ago, I received an email from a reader who is seeking for an advice from me. I thought that I should also share it here on my blog because I actually get a lot of messages with the same concerns about life / dreams / “how do I get out of this, I’m feeling unmotivated”…

I’m not sure if I’m the best person to answer this because I have to be honest, I’m still in the “struggling but be positive” phase. But of course, I’ll give it a try to give some helpful advice and tips! : )

Before we delve into that, let me share my favorite sakura photo. I’m not sure if these are cherry blossoms though, hehe! Still.. flowers.  :hug:

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Okay let’s start with her question!

(PS: I changed the real name of the person to Kawaii Girl hehe) ^^

Hi Kaila,

My nickname is Kawaii Girl and like you, I’m also a Filipina who is into kawaii and colorful stuff. I’ve been following (or stalking? xD) your wonderful blog for a while now and I saw a new light in Kawaii culture because of you. You see what I like reading about your blog most is the inspiring stories and empowering thoughts that you share with us readers. I feel encouraged to follow my dreams whenever I see you fulfil your goals one by one but the thing is.. for me right now.. I’m still not really sure what I really want to do with my life. I just quit a job that I never liked and I’ve been jobless for months now. Whenever I ask myself what is it that I wanted to do? I always become like this . . . I’m stuck. I’m a bit knowledgeable about image editing, and basic graphic creation stuff (I learned them coz I wanted to make anime wallpapers when I was younger) but not enough to pursue a career related to that. I know my interests lie in kawaii, anime, manga, games and other japanese-culture related stuff but I don’t know what is it that I can do now.. I’m grateful to have very supportive parents but being an only child, I can’t help but feel really guilty for not being able to give back to them.. :/ I’m turning 24 soon and I think I’m already having this quarter-life crisis. I believe I’m also undergoing depression for 3 years now (ever since I graduated) because I’m feeling so hopeless about my future..  If possible, could you give me and other people like me some advice about this kind of situation? I would really appreciate it even if you just create a blog post about this and even if you won’t directly answer to this email.. I hope you can spare some of your time to read this… I’ll be forever grateful if you do.. T^T

Thank you so much, and I will always support you and your future endeavours ^_^
– Kawaii Girl


Hello Kawaii Girl!

First of all, thank you for reading my blog! Readers like you inspire me more to continue sharing about my own learnings. ^^

If there is one quote that I would always tell myself during my “I can’t do this / I feel so hopeless” days.. it would be this:

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.

– Michael Jordan

If this would be comforting to know.. I just want to let you know that I have been in that position. And sometimes, I do feel like- “I’m stuck.”. For me, you don’t have to “figure everything out” by age of 24. It’s not a matter of age, but a matter of having the right perspective and acknowledging your own strengths (which can be honed) and weaknesses (which can be converted into a strength too!).

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