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Now is the time of the year that many of us decide to throw in the towel with the statement ‘oh well I’ll start in the new year now.’ I am here to tell you; this is absolutely not the right thing to be saying! The final weeks of 2019 need to be seized, so we can all go into the next DECADE knowing we did everything we can to help ourselves in that time. The main thing I love to do at this time of year, as well as carrying on working on everything in life, is beginning to think about my big goals that I am going to set for the next year. I always dream big when it comes to new year’s resolutions as quite frankly if you don’t dream big, you will never get big.
Being focused is extremely difficult when the rest of the world is starting to become a big festive bubble that everyone just becomes so engrossed in! However, it is no excuse, it is all about working hard in order to play even harder!
So, this point comes in two stages. Firstly, working to ensure your 2019 goals happen and secondly looking forward to the new year and setting some brand-new ones. I have always been such a huge goal setter and simply am just someone who needs goals in place in order to be productive each and every day. Put simply, how can you expect to move forward if you don’t know where you’re actually going, which is where your goals need to come from. Dream big, work hard and stay on track. Getting to the end of the year isn’t an excuse to give up. Instead of thinking ‘oh it’s only two months, I’ll start next year’, think ‘WOW I HAVE TWO WHOLE MONTHS LEFT TO GET IT DONE!’
So, once you have your constant goals set and, in your mind, the only way to then be productive is by having a clear lay out of what you should be doing every single day. Last year I was constantly flustered by my endless list of things to do in my mind so made the decision that every week and then every day I would write a list with absolutely everything, no matter how big or small. I have set notebooks for the weekly and daily to-do lists which then means it is all organised and easy to access as and when I need it. Yes, this can be done on your phone, but I have just got a thing about pen and paper. It apparently takes 21 days to break a habit, so if you started this now, by the new year you will be raring to go!
Let’s be honest, the best way to stay on track, especially with something to get done in a short space of time is by sticking to a routine. I always used to think I was a very spontaneous person who could just roll through life aimlessly, but the truth is, I can’t cope without my routine. When I miss something, or I get distracted my mind goes into overdrive and all my plans get thrown out the window. The only way to stay on track is to decide on the best routine and stick to it.
Exercise & Diet
This is the time of year when a lot of us have completely given up on our diets or healthy living routines, but I can assure you that if you want to be productive for the next two months, or at least until Christmas, you have to keep fit and healthy! It can be even more tempting in December, so my rule generally is that in November I will be as good as humanly possible in order to enjoy myself over the festive season and enjoy all my treats completely guilt free.
One of my best ways to stay motivated and on track is by planning and planning. This always motivates me so much as it gives me a purpose to stay on track and excites me for what is to come. Never think too small as anything can be achieved if you put your mind to it and basically work your absolute a** off!! So, to hold yourself accountable, email me with three things you are going to get done by the end of 2019!! >> firstname.lastname@example.org
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