Struggling to stay motivated after the first week of the new year? This has always been my struggle. So this year I am determined to make a change so I can continue to grow not only in my personal life but in my business as well.
Let's start off with the business goals for this year - be more organized with my time and delegate tasks that I'm not so good at. This is a hard one for me because I am what you might call a control freak - I need to make sure I do everything and the way I visualize it. This is very exhausting because I've come to realize I'm not super woman and I can't do everything. As my husband always reminds me "work smarter, not harder".
So this year I'll be working with some amazing women I've met in the last few years to help me create content and things I might need help with in my business - seeing as I'm still not at the point where I can hire someone full time, I'll be doing a lot of collaborating. As far as organization goes - I've set out every Sunday a few hours to schedule out social media posts, orders to ship out, blog posts, and emails. It really comes down to finding ways to efficiently use my time and organize it so I'm not stressed or overwhelmed.
No for my personal goals - self care, self care, self care! This has always been hard for me. Since I am such a control freak and have two full time businesses I work and work until I completely burn myself out and then I have like two weeks where I'm completely useless and its a terrible cycle I'm determined to break this year. This goes hand in hand with delegating more with work in order to have more balance in my life.
Every Sunday I do a hair mask, face mask and a bubble bath so I can have some me time to read a book or find some inspo on pinterest. At the end of it all I'm relaxed and have glowing skin & hair. It puts me in the best mood and mindset to kick off each week.
The other aspect of myself care is exercise - last year especially during the holiday season where I pretty much worked 7 days a week I realized how important this was. As crazy as it might sound the days I did drag myself to the gym I had more energy, more motivation, and was in a great mood throughout the day.
If you're married try to be active with your partner, this way you can motivate each other to stay on track. This is what I do with my husband - the days I don't want to get up he pushes me and vice versa. Now if you're single the easiest thing is to find a friend or group of friends to be your gym buddies and help eachother stay accountable and motivated.
Another tip I can give is to try to switch up your workouts - because I'm one that if it gets to repetitive I get bored and it becomes a chore rather than something I enjoy. So I'll do pilates or try a free yoga class in the park, etc. The days I don't make it to the gym, me & my husband will take our fur baby out for a long walk and maybe even do a sprint home. This way we at least got in some physical activity for the day.
The biggest thing I've learned so far is that I have to take it one day at a time, not feel that because I slacked one day that it means I've derailed the last 2 weeks of effort. I actually made a mood board that I have in my home office with inspirational pictures and quotes as well as all my resolutions typed out. This way I can visually see my goals everyday and remind myself what I want from myself this year.
Sorry about this being such a long post but I hope these tips helped yo. Let me know in the comments below what are some of your goals and tips to achieving everything you want in 2019!