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Now more than ever it’s important to stay focused. The new year “newness” has probably started to fade, I know that the motivation for me comes and goes at this point. I want to share a few ways that I keep myself motivated and focused to crush my goals I set for this year in hopes that it will relight that fire for you in case you’re struggling to keep up.
How I Stay Motivated
Let me first state that as I’m writing this, I am totally struggling to find my own motivation. I don’t want to mislead you to think I’m some motivation-machine and that I’m always firing on all cylinders because that’s just not the truth.
Transparency is important to me. I am human. I lose motivation. I get stuck inside my own head. BUT, the thing that makes all the difference for me is that I recognize this and push myself on the days that feel the hardest to get anything done. There are many days my illness gets the best of me and renders me useless, and that’s just the truth. Some days I can only get one thing done, and that is OKAY.
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Refocus and write down your goals.
I have a vision board that visually represents (duh) my goals and dreams for my blog, my life, my career path. This shows the big picture, but it doesn’t show the daily struggles to get there and the hiccups that unfortunately happens.
I encourage you to write down exactly what it is that you want to accomplish. Once you have that on paper, I guarantee that it will light that fire within you that will pull you out of whatever funk you’re in. If your goal is to write one blog post today, write it down and put it out into the universe. Dreams don’t work unless YOU DO. Manifest that shit, girlfriend!
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Reach out to a gal-pal with like-minded goals.
Surrounding yourself with like-minded people to keep yourself focused on your goals is not a new revelation. But, sometimes we forget that our tribe is there for us to pull us up when we fall down. It’s not shameful to admit that you’re struggling and need encouragement. Just don’t be an askhole (someone who continualy asks for advice/encouragement but does nothing about their current state).
Stay active in groups.
One of these best decisions I made was to be involved in Facebook blogger groups! I’ve met some of the most genuine people through these groups, specifically through Boss Girl Bloggers (facebook group) and Style Collective (blog community). I’m officially a member of Style Collective so I can now take advantage of all of their exclusive resources which is motivating in itself. This community of boss babes are just the coolest and most supportive, I encourage you to join if you’re serious about blogging!
Keep a daily to-do list, no matter how big or small it may be.
I’m a serial list-maker and you should be, too. Jk. But really, making lists and checking things off gives me the most accomplished feeling. Anyone else make lists of literally everything just to check it off? No? Ok, moving on…
Prioritizing your list is really the key here. Learning to prioritize tasks is the best way to stay productive and motivated to check off those tasks. There will always be more work to do than time to do it, so make those lists and keep them organized. If you can only check off one item on that list, celebrate that win and aim for two the next day. Life looks different for everyone, so don’t compare your productivity to someone else’s. Do you, boo, and do it well.