I need A LOT of MOTIVATION today and am feeling quite visual in looking for inspiration. I am optimistic one of these will speak to you as well. Enjoy!
Balance work and personal life.
It's one simple sentence. Yet, it is so complicated for so many of us. I will focus on boundaries, because I don't like leaving things unfinished.
But, tomorrow is another day, and the work will still be there. I won't be any less of a good person for finishing it then. Boundaries.
I was reading blogs the other day on Teacher Organization, and I had an epiphany. I was on TeachingLittleLeaders blog, and she was having a giveaway of one of the products she offers on Teachers Pay Teachers. It was a tool to organize your goals for selling items on Teachers Pay Teachers and blogging about it.
Now, understand that I have never even been on that website before (except once or twice when I accidentally ended up there while searching through Pinterest). But, I want this organizer SO BAD; I can hardly stand it! I can imagine myself writing on these pages in different colored pens – tracking my goals to blog about and sell on TPT. Even better, since you download the pages, I would need to purchase a new hole punch so I could bind the pages together like the one shown in the photo. That's when it hit me.
I am obsessed with [cute] organization and office [teacher] supplies. I have no intention of creating items to sell on TPT. But, I would love to own this goal organizer and all that I would need to purchase to make it look exactly like the picture. Did I mention I love the fonts and the cute little arrows, too? I need this. I want this. It's calling my name.
I love office supplies. I love organization. This goal organizer appeals to my every desire. It may be a problem for me. But, hey, if that's my worst problem, I'm doing just fine. Maybe I should set a goal not to obsess over office supplies?… Nah.
BTW, if you are in need of an organizer for blogging about and selling on TPT, I highly recommend you check out TeachingLittleLeaders.
Part of losing weight is gaining the mindset to keep it off – you know, that eating healthy stuff and exercising stuff. I have major cravings once in a while (as all dieters do) – some show improvement in my mindset. Some don’t. Here are my top 10 cravings. Don’t judge.
9. Potatoes – Mashed, Fried, or Roasted
8. Trail Mix
7. Chicken Noodle Soup – or any soup really
6. Spaghetti with Meat Sauce (and lots of Parmesan Cheese)
5. Corn on the Cob
4. Queso and Chips
3. Popcorn – microwave or movie
2. Frosting Covered Sugar Cookies
1. Pizza, Pizza, and Pizza with Cheese, Cheese, and Cheese
Progress from 6 months ago? Definitely. Guarantee that I won’t just gain the weight back? Not so much. I’m still a work in progress. If awareness is 1/2 the battle, I’m 60% on my way to success!
Setting goals in my mind is equivalent to making a New Year’s Resolution. I come up with an idea, make it happen for a little while, then eventually, fade off.
It’s not that I don’t take my goals seriously. I am just a very busy person with lots of interests – like many of you. I need a plan to see some of my fabulously brilliant ideas actually come into fruition.
Why not just jot some notes down on my iPhone and save you from my trials and errors? Because, this is how we learn. Together and by making mistakes.
To get started, here are my non-negotiables I need to make this work.
1. I have to make the goal concrete by writing it down.
2. I have to revisit the goal regularly to make sure I’m on point.
3. The goal has to be something with an end in mind so that I can put that proverbial check mark next to it when I’ve accomplished my goal
Please, let me know any suggestions you have for me in the comments. I can always use your help!
Replace negative thoughts with positive ideas. Every time I catch myself being negative, I will come up with something positive about the subject instead.