Achieving your goals: Time Management

Hey 20 Somethings!

How are those New Years Resolutions coming along? With one month down and eleven to go, let’s evaluate where we are in the process. Maybe you made a start, but you feel that you are beginning to lose steam. Maybe you didn’t start at all, and you are kicking yourself for not really trying. Or maybe you are killing the game (x’cuseee me).

Irregardless of where you are in the process, I wanted to take some time to talk about time management. Anytime I find myself lacking in motivation, I head over to listen to Ted Talks looking for the right inspiration to get me going again. I came across this Ted Talk pretty easily, and I want to share it with all of you as it is very relevant to all of us, specifically to achieving our goals.

When I struggle with achieving my goals, the truth is that I have not actively made them a priority. While in my head, it may be something very important to me, I do not realize that I haven’t set enough time aside to make any progress. My lesson here is this, don’t confuse priority with level of importance. If you have a priority (or multiple priorities), be sure to pencil them into your busy schedule.

In Laura Vanderkam’s talk on time management, she talks about treating your priorities as they matter by describing how some of the busiest people manage their time. More over, she provides strategies and examples for how to achieve your goals over the course of the year, which is just where we are with our new years resolutions!

We are moving on to February, so it is definitely not too late for whatever you are looking to achieve. Wether you have stalled out or are worried you may eventually, take some time to watch this Ted talk, “How to gain control of your free time.”

 

In the Spirit of Feminism

My fellow 20 somethings,

In the spirit of Women’s Marches taking place today, I just wanted to announce how proud I am of every single one of you. I promise this is not a political blog. I do not believe in pushing my beliefs on others; your beliefs are your own personal choices. Your political party is your own choice.

With that being said, I felt so proud to be an American yesterday, to witness democracy through our inauguration ceremony. But today, I am so proud to be a woman. I am proud to hear how many people are stepping out to show that women’s rights are human rights, that our diversity unites us, and equality is necessary at all levels of society.

I love each and every one of you!! Let’s spread the love today ❤

New Year, New You! (Continued)

New Year Resolutions… (eye roll, am I right?)

What I dislike about New Years resolutions, is the notion that they are only goals for January, February, and then sometime in March they cease to exist. Just take a look around your gym (if you belong to one), it is probably mobbed right now! Peak hours are much crazier than normal, and there is a wait for a cardio machine. Come March, you’re wondering where everyone went; did they give up? I am here to tell you all, your New Years resolutions don’t need to be this way.

Let’s shift our mindset to the positive, 2017 is a new beginning. Like every year, 2017 has 365 days to work towards your goals, not just the first 3 months. We have so much time to work with.

In my last post, I ended by asking what you want in this year and to gather a list of your goals, which I was obviously intending for myself as well. This year, I decided to log ALL of my goals in google docs (I love being able to access it anywhere). I wrote down everything I want for myself this year, no matter how small to large it may be. Nothing is too small or broad for this list, but keep in mind to only focus on things which you have the power to influence.

For example, I want to stop cursing, save more money, develop my blog, but I also want to focus on making myself happy. Like I said nothing is too broad or too specific. Personally, I feel that every goal I have for myself is important and all serve a different purpose towards mastering my twenties.

Was there something you wished you changed about 2016? Was there something you just never got around to? How about something you’ve wanted for a while, but you did not know where to begin?

Don’t get bogged down by how you will really get there just yet. We can talk about that later. Let’s take this one step at a time, and you won’t burn out. Slow and steady, right?

New Year, New You!

Happy New Year Everyone! Hope you all enjoyed celebrating with those who are special to you. With the New Year comes resolutions and big hopes for change in your life, whatever your goals may be.

I am planning on featuring a few different posts about setting and reaching your goals, but more specifically, how to work on becoming your best self.

Acknowledging what you really want is the first step to achieving your goals!

So now is the time to get a list together of everything you want for yourself in 2017! What is next to tackle in your 20s? Is it budget? Career? Relationships?