As moms, our time is at a premium. Between taking care of little ones, keeping house, and pursuing our own careers or endeavors, we don’t have much any time to waste. I’ve always been a pretty productive person, but the transition to motherhood helped me see even more clearly how I needed to maximize my time to get everything done effectively. So, I’ve come up with a few simple strategies for getting more done every day, and I thought I’d share them with you.
Now, of course every day isn’t perfect, and there are certainly days when I get next to nothing accomplished. But, most days, if I utilize this plan and pay attention, I’m able to accomplish everything I need and want to. Continue reading
I know the end of March isn’t really the time that most people are hyper-focused on their goals, but why not? We can set and achieve goals at any time that we want, but we have to know how to do it. I won’t say that I’m any success superstar, but I will say that of the handful of goals that I’ve set this year, I’ve already achieved many of them, including reaching my goal weight, advancing in rank as a coach, and more.
That being said, I figured now was as good of a time as any to share a few of my tips with you because who couldn’t use a little help being more successful? So, if you’ve struggled setting goals in the past or just refuse to set them because you’re afraid to, then these tips are for you. The process isn’t “foolproof,” but it is pretty simple and will help you get a better handle on setting goals to achieve success. Continue reading
No matter what stage of life we’re in, we all have goals that we’d like to achieve. But, many times those goals are easier said than done. I don’t know about you, but I’ve often set goals regarding my physical fitness, spiritual walk, professional endeavors, etc. only to stick to them for a few weeks and then fizzle out. Each time I’ve thought I had the know how to accomplish said goals, but it hasn’t always worked out that way. As I know I’ll be setting a few goals, specifically fitness-oriented, once Little One comes, I am focusing on how to maximize my success rate, so I’ve come up with a little strategy I like to call the 3Ds of success.
The strategy is relatively simple and helps me draw on what I already know about goal setting, such as using SMART goals, writing my objectives down, and breaking my goals down into smaller chunks. But, it also helps me see the specifics of achieving my goals in any area. Continue reading
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just have days…Days where I can’t seem to stay focused or get anything done. Days when I’d rather just look at cute baby stuff on Pinterest or curl up in a ball on the couch rather than get my work done. And, you know what makes those days even more persistent? When it’s rainy or gloomy outside. Geesh! You’d think a spell had been put on me or something. If you’re like me and have days that you really struggle getting focused and being productive check out these tips! I won’t promise that they’ll fix everything, but I do guarantee they’ll help.
My Best Advice for Being Productive
Have you ever thought, “I’ll be happy when…”
- I lose 15 pounds.
- I get a new job.
- I get a new car.
- I buy a house.
At some point, all of us have had a thought similar to this. I know I’ve definitely thought I’d be happier when we met certain “benchmark” points in our life, but I realized that thinking is problematic. If we make our happiness contingent on our goals, we’ll never get to experience true happiness. And, shouldn’t we be able to work toward our goals and be happy, content even, in the process? Yes! Continue reading