Monday, 13 January 2020

Keeping Yourself Motivated

2020 has rolled in and with it a new set of to-do's for the Year. Am I the only person to feel pressured by the things that were left undone or half-done in the year gone by?

I don't know about you but I feel like being the "woman on a mission" is simply too much pressure and takes the joy out of life and the things that are supposed to give you joy! So, what's the point, right?

In the process you end up stressed out for the projects that remained unfinished. And what about the achievements? The small and not-so-small things that you got done? The moments of joy that were perhaps a bit too fleeting?

Pause. Take a deep breath. And pat yourself on the back for those little successes. Because believe it or not, life is too short to harp on the failures. Move on, if something is not working out, accept defeat gracefully and move on to something else. Staying motivated is not just about counting your successes. It's also about accepting failures and not letting them diminish your enthusiasm. 

Here is a quick tip for keeping focus and staying motivated. Break up your big project into more manageable mini-projects with deadlines. If writing a blog every week feels overwhelming, commit to smaller tasks during the week such as jotting notes and ideas for your blog on a scratch pad and/or coming up with more ideas for posts. This will make writing the weekly blog much easier as you have your handy notes to fall back upon. Secondly, you would also have some additional ideas for the next week.

So I am still a 'woman on a mission' but with a slightly different approach. Here's to 2020! Hope it is a good one for you too!