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Sometimes I wonder why I started this blog and if I should continue. Most of the time I feel like it’s more work than it’s worth. With that said, I have gained so much from it (confidence, creativity, and friends), but I have also struggled to stay motivated and keep a regular posting schedule. #life
There have been some ups and down this year.
- My husband and I bought our first house in May. We are loving it so far and are excited to furnish it. Life feels more settled, and my husband finally has a great space to cook in. He does all our cooking and it’s been awesome seeing him motivated.
- I got promoted to a Project Manager at my day job. I am working on the same team, but now have new responsibilities. It’s been challenging, but I am learning to be patient and not sweat the small stuff.
- We adopted two kittens last week (my first time being a pet owner). They are sisters. My heart is full and we adore them. I never thought I could love two cats this much.
- This summer I dealt with some minor health issues, which are still ongoing. I unintentionally reduced my posting frequency to one day a week. I’m hoping to get back to my regular Tuesday/Thursday schedule soon.
Since this is my 2-year blogiversary, I wanted to share what I’ve learned . My biggest lesson is that you can’t do it all.
Earlier this year I was trying to do so many things. I never gave myself any down time. I was consuming so much content. #burnout. I haven’t given up on my goals, but I now know that it’s best to focus on one thing at a time.
3 Tips to Stay Motivated
Declutter your life. Clean your house and purge unwanted items. Our home was starting to feel like a dumping ground. Tidying up the place has made a world of a difference. I now feel like I can think much clearer.
Set one goal a day. Your goal can be big or small, but smaller is better.
I’ve developed a bad habit of driving to work. I normally take the bus. The cost of parking and gas are adding up quick. Last week I focused on getting up early and taking the bus in instead of driving. This small change made me feel more motivated.
Realize this is just a season. Give yourself a break. Know that it’s just a phase and keep on doing your best. To help things along, give yourself some “me time” and do something that you love. This should soften the blow and make the time pass quick.
Remember, sitting around avoiding the situation won’t get you anywhere. Instead, keep moving forward and the rest will fall into place. You’ll be surprised at what you can accomplish.
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