We all have been there before. You have a project, goal, or something you need to accomplish. At first, you are all “Yes, I can do this.” You’re ready to go and take on the world. Then weeks or months later you feel drained, unmotivated, ready to give up, throw the heels off and pull the covers over your head. Close the curtains, it’s a wrap! Don’t feel like a slacker we have all been there. Here are some tips to help get back on track and focus on the goals ahead.
Lighten Up- If you have a bad habit of putting way too much on yourself…make a conscious decision to lighten your load. Too often we as women want to take on the world, bring the bacon home, fry it in the pan, do the dishes, bake a cake, answer all of our emails before bed. That is not possible! You can’t take on everything at the same time. It’s okay if something doesn’t get done that day. Some things can honestly wait.
Write your goals down- and put them in a goal journal. It’s one thing to have goals in your head, but putting them on paper makes them visible. It brings them to life. You can see them, read them, and speak some life into them.
Set goals within a goal- Not every goal is going to be accomplished in a day or week. For long-term goals try breaking down your goals into smaller ones. For instance, if you want to save more money, of course you won’t have that extra $2,000 saved overnight. That is for sure a long-term goal. The short-term goal within that long-term goal is to open a second savings or checking account. Set an amount you want to add weekly or monthly. Then little by little eventually over time getting to your bigger goal.
Check your circle- How many times have you heard your mama or grandmama say “Watch the company you keep?” This is so true. Think about who you are spending a lot of time with. Have you been spending time around people that are unmotivated and not encouraging you to be your best? The problem is people like that will not push you to be greater. They are just fine not elevating and progressing, so why would they want you to? You want people in your circle that want to see you succeed and be your best self. People that you can learn from and encourage you to grow.
Finally, keep God First! He will lead and guide you to the plans he has for your life. Mediate, read his word, pray. He will truly direct your path. Seek him first in all you do.