April 2, 2017 Laura 29Comment

I went eleven days without writing, without posting, without sharing my thoughts with you all. I wasn’t MIA, I was on a bit of a different path, a side street for a bit. I took some time and dove into my office life as a marketing manager, I took some time to sleep, I took some time to process the moons, to clean out my closet. I took some time to think, a lot of time to think…and now I am here, ready to go.

Sometimes we need to take some steps back, take a look at where we are, where we want to be, and what we need to do to get there. This helps us clear away the fog that builds up on our lenses, refocus ourselves to drive towards our goals, and to set adequate steps to take to reach those goals.

1.) Set concrete goals.

2.) Clear out the clutter.

3.) Write out the tasks that need to be completed.

4.) Schedule out tasks and routines.

5.) Focus on one task at a time.

I feel stronger, calmer, with a clear mind ready to move forward towards where I want to be. I have spent the last few days enrolling and starting my course for my health coach certification, editing my blog editorial calendar, cleaning out my planner, scheduling my fitness routines, and writing out my daily mindfulness tasks. 

My Goals:

1.) Get Fit Again – Not that I completely fell off the wagon, but I’m not where I want to be or where I know I can be. I scheduled exercises for every morning, set goals for packing lunches, and will be working more gym time into my week.

2.) Health Coach Certification ProgramClasses started this week, woohoo! To keep myself on track, I’ve scheduled class time with myself each week. 

3.) BloggingUpdated my editorial calendar, scheduled blogging time, spent my downtime getting ahead with some posts.

4.) Painting/Art TimePicked the upcoming art shows I want to apply for, wrote the deadlines on the calendar, and scheduled in art time each week. 

Allow some flexibility into your schedule and your routines. Allow yourself to be forgiving of yourself if you slide or miss a task. Keep your goals in eyesight, write them down and post them where you see them frequently. Celebrate your successes. 

Now go kick butt and make the magic happen! 

29 thoughts on “How To Get Back On Track To Reach Your Goals & Dreams

  1. It sounds like you have a lot of reachable goals. I wish you the best of luck and can’t wait to hear how it went.

  2. I want to be a graphics designer or just a website designer, I am really interested in code but have no idea where to start from and just haven’t had time. I am finally going to look into it see if I can get into any courses, great blog post!

  3. I’m trying to focus on one goal at a time, but its hard to do. I multi-task a lot. But, I am ahead on the blogging and have about 2 weeks of posts done! WhoOoOO!

  4. It is so important to make sure we are constantly re-evaluating our goals and where we are to achieving them. I really liked the step “clear out the clutter”. I have found that when I take time to clear out clutter both emotionally and my surroundings I feel better and have more more motivation!

  5. Getting fit again is one of my goals and unlike you, I have totally fallen off the wagon. I just feel so much better when I take care of myself.

  6. Those are great goals!! Blogging takes up most of my time, in my down time I’ve been trying to schedule more stuff out and plan the next day too! I’ve been reading a lot as well ( well more than before haha) Thanks for sharing!

  7. I have the most extensive to do lists going, I find it’s the only way I can keep on track with everything. I really need to get back in the habit of being healthy and exercising x

  8. We’re all so used to multitasking, that we don’t realize that it’s taking more effort than to just do one task at a time. These are very good guidelines. It’s going to be more rewarding once you reach your goals.

  9. What wonderful goals! I find I have to write it out too and see it so I can focus on my goals. I want to pre-schedule blog posts through the end of the month and into May so I can focus on promotion.

  10. These are most definitely reachable goals. Especially the getting fit part is on my agenda as well.
    Besides, exercising in the mornings maks your brain work more effective and you can concentrate much better on the blogging part.

  11. These sound like some great goals for the month. The Health coach certification sounds really exciting! Great step for you!

  12. This post comes at the perfect time for me. I’ve been feeling a bit drained and overwhelmed with all the items I need to review. I know that is a good problem to have, but it still can be hard to find all the hours in the day to do blog work and work work.

  13. I really have to take some of this and implement it. I would love to shed a few more lbs so I need to make a more concrete plan

  14. I love this. Last month in between getting the flu, having a three year old with an upper respiratory infection I just felt so out of the loop and didn’t feel motivated. I spent the month updating old posts instead. Now I’m back creating newer content.

  15. I find goals are always really helpful, even if they are little ones because they give a little more focus to my day and I feel good that I have achieved something even if it is little!

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