Recently, I realized I had let business take over, and I had to get my life back in order! Here’s what I learned about myself, and how I was able to hit the re-start button.
Bottom line, I gave myself permission to take a break, knowing that no one is sitting around waiting for me to write a blog post or post something on social media. BUT, getting too far off track caused me to lose motivation. My mind became cloudy and I had a hard time focusing. At times, I even thought “I could just give everything up and likely no one would notice!” Wrong. I have been given precious gifts and skills by God, and He intends for me to use them, not sit on them! I got my calendar out, and began to put together an action plan . My spark was re-ignited, and I looked forward to working consistently again, in due time.
I’ve been exploring a new venture, wondering how to bring this to life. My goal was to have a plan in place by August 1st, but once again my brain has been on overload as I tried to see the complete picture of how all this will work out. Instead of stressing out, I gave myself permission once again to take some time on my project. You cannot survive life in overdrive every day. When you are feeling stuck, unmotivated or overwhelmed, take a step back and examine your life.
Do you have too much on your plate? Prioritize your to-do lists, and do only the most important things in the next week. Ease up on the pressure to get things done in record time.
Don’t just sit there…do something…anything! Just keep moving forward toward that extraordinary destination that has planned for you, one step at a time.
Give yourself some grace if your personal life has gotten in the way of your career. Your family and other relationships are far more important in the grand scheme of things than working extra hours every day.
We all need a little encouragement from time to time, and having a sacred circle of friends, mentors and a coach will be your source of motivation and inspiration. Share your frustrations and ask for ideas, cheerleading and even a swift “kick in the rear.” If you are feeling stuck and need a little help getting your wheels going again, let’s talk! I’m here to help you take that next step to get yourself moving.