Life Design

How to Create Daily Transitions

Often we take on multiple roles at different times in our day-to-day lives. It’s likely that in a single day, you may have to walk into the role of the son/daughter, the employee, the friend, the partner, or the sister/brother.

Each role may require a different type of energy with a different approach to the situation.

For example, you may not want to talk to your boss at work the same way as how you would talk to your partner at home.

Sometimes, these roles can be blurred when we are not aware of this shift and do not take mindful actions to make that transition.

This is why many people cannot relax and rest properly after they returned home from a long day working. They have not fully transitioned out of their employee role.

Why It’s Important to Have Transitions in Your Day

Creating daily transitions will help you make an intentional shift into the next phase in your day. It helps you practice mindfulness, take a break, and prepare yourself to show up as your best in your new role.

Creating transitions can help you focus better and produce the best work as an employee, while also being the attentive and loving daughter/ partner at home.

These transitions can also serve as a quick self care break for you to be mindful of the present moment and be grateful with what you have.

How to Create Daily Transitions


How do you want to split your day? When do you want to create transitions? I like to split my day by time. 

For example, I have one transition break in the morning before I start work, one right after my lunch, one before dinner, and one before I head to bed. I typically have about 4 transitions a day. While working, I sometimes create transitions in between different types of tasks as well.


What are some activities you can do to create an intentional transition?

When I create my transitions I like to focus on three actions:

  1. letting go 
  2. bringing myself back to the present
  3. setting a new intention 

Try to look for activities or a combination of activities that can help you achieve these three actions. Some examples include meditation, journaling, going for a walk, doing quick stretches, deep breathing, or even simply choose to just do nothing and be present.

You can decide how long you want the transition break to be. I find that 5-10 minutes of mindful transition is a good time frame for me. 


You want to make these transitions into habits. Decide what the cue is (either a reminder/ activity) that will lead you to doing the transition.

For example, every day when you arrive home from work (cue), you sit down and meditate for 5 minutes (transition). Or right after you grab your coffee at work (cue), you go over your agenda for the day and do a quick breathing exercise (transition).

Many times, during the transition I will ask myself these questions:

  • How do I feel right now?
  • What do I need?
  • What’s my new focus entering the next phase?

You can be very creative about how to create your transitions and what you want them to look like. Make sure the transitions allow you be mindful of your present moment, and provide a conscious shift for you to prepare yourself moving forward.

Having transitions will help you show up at your best and be very intentional throughout the day about how you want your day to be.

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12 – How to Simplify & Find Your Focus in Life

In order to find your focus, you need to know what’s important to you right now. Then you need to simplify your life to focus on what matters most. This is how you excel and succeed to become the person you want to be. This week we talk about how to simplify and focus so you can design a life you love.

Tune in now to hear more:


  • How to find your focus and what’s important to you
  • Simplifying your relationships
  • Simplifying your thoughts
  • Simplifying your decisions

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How do you simplify and focus in your life?


How to simplify and find your focus in your life

Are you someone who feels overwhelmed easily? Do you not know what you should be focusing on?

I was like that. Until I finally learned to simplify my life and find my focus.

Right now, as I’m working on my online business and taking on life coaching clients, it’s almost impossible for me not to simplify and focus.

Finding what’s important for you

To find your focus, you need to know what’s important to you right now. If you know this, you can make decisions easier and have more clarity about the next steps in your life.

1.List out different categories in your life

List out all the categories that are in your life right now. Some of the general ones include family, friends, health, finance, spirituality, environment (where you live etc.), career, personal development, etc.

Make sure all the things you do in your life can be categorized within these groups.


2. Rank the categories by importance

Rank the categories by the most important to the least important. Now, don’t say all of them are. Because if they are all important, than nothing is important.


3. Make decisions and take actions based from this list

For example, if you rank your family as more important than work. Then you can decide to miss your work seminar to attend your brother’s baseball game.

It’s important to make sure you are honest about your rankings. Make sure the categories by importance is actually how you feel. I give you the permission right now to understand that there’s nothing that “should” be more important than the other.

Everything is your decision, and what you choose to think about it. Also realize that everything comes in phases, what’s important to you right now may change over time as you evolve and move onto the next chapter of your life.

Do what you need to do and what feels right for you.

After you know your focus, then it’s time to simplify the rest.

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3 Ways to Simplify Your Life to Focus on What’s Most Important

1. Simplify your relationships

Consciously choose who you are spending your time with. Be assertive (straight forward) about what you’re trying to communicate.

Drama. Toxic relationships. Complaining. Judgements. Gossips. These are all very  complicated and negative energy to be around.

Also, stop trying to “fix” other people’s problems or forcing them into doing what they don’t want to do. If other people really want to change, they have to be the ones to take ownership and realize that on their own. You simply can’t take responsibility for that.

What if you can just let them be themselves, like how you can be yourself. Instead of trying to change others or make them see you a certain way, what if you can simplify the relationship to building genuine connections and be interested to learn about them and hear what others have to say?


2.  Simplify Your Thoughts

We get on average 60,000 thoughts/ day. Isn’t that crazy? But not all of these thoughts are necessary useful and not all of them are serving you.

I teach my clients on thought work a lot. I teach them how to manage their thoughts and process how they think. SO they can always choose a better thought for any situation.

One simple way to declutter and manage your thoughts is by writing “thought pages.” Start by writing down everything that’s on your mind on a piece of paper. Just let it all out. I do this every day in my journal.

Then, look at it. Decide which thoughts you want to keep, which ones you want to let go of, and which ones you want to change. It’s a very useful way to declutter your thoughts and simplify them to keep the ones you want.


4. Simplify Your Decisions

We spend a lot of energy every day making decisions. Sometimes it’s fun. Sometimes it’s frustrating. If you really want to go to the next level, excel in your career, and go to the next level in your life, then you need to stop making decisions for what’s not important to you.

Make decisions ahead of time

Plan your tasks the week before. I plan all my tasks and meetings for the week every Sunday so I don’t have to think about what I need to do every day.

Lay out your clothes the night before, so you don’t have to think about what to wear every morning when you wake up.


Minimize the option of making decision

This is why Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg wear the same outfit every day. They don’t want to think about what doesn’t matter to them.

I recently got into the habit of eating the same oatmeal for breakfast every morning. Because I don’t care about what I eat, I only want to carry on with my routine and start my day right. 



Know what’s important to you and use that as your focus in this phase in your life. Simplify how you handle relationships, what you choose to think about, and how you make decisions every day.

This is really how you focus on what truly matters and design a life you love on your own terms.


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How do you simplify and find your focus in your life?