Happy Tuesday, friends! I am going to start by saying holy moly I’ve had a tough month mentally. It’s always been my intention to be genuine with this blog and I think it’s important to share your struggles because it can sometimes come off as having everything put together and figured out and that is so not the case!! I went into this month thinking that the “New Year Motivation” train would come and pick me up but I’m still waiting. I was expecting to jump right in as soon as the new year began but instead sat waiting to be inspired. Well, I got an eye opener when I heard the quote during one of my 80 Day Obsession workouts, “Motivation does not create action, action creates motivation”. I was sitting waiting to take action as soon as I got the motivation, but really I just needed to start somewhere (anywhere!) and that would translate into getting motivation and inspiration.
With the new year mentality, we often bite off more than we can chew (hence why most resolutions fail), so I just tried to focus on three things.
1. Staying True to my New Year Resolutions. I did not want to accept failure and be another person that didn’t keep their resolutions!! Even on the days I didn’t have any motivation or inspiration for creating content, I was bound and determined to keep my resolutions.
3. I learned I need to lean into by tribe. As I was sitting there waiting for inspiration and motivation to hit I realized I was alone and trying to take on all my work and emotions on my own. Well shocker, I can’t do this on my own. Just talking about my struggles with my best friends made a world of a difference. By putting it into words through texts and talking it out, I was able to have my realization moment. It was only then I truly recognized what I needed to do to make improvements. I needed to talk it out to be able to have a clear mind to take action!
At the end of the day all we can do is try our best. Moments of drought and lack of motivation will always be there, but I’m here to tell you, you are not alone. Chances are when people look like they have everything put together and it all looks perfect, they don’t. Nobody is perfect!! That is real life. Let’s just try to be the best versions of ourselves every day. Here’s to not giving up on our New Year Resolutions, on ourselves or our dreams!!
I’m here for you all!
Until next time folks!
Emily has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University. There she learned how valuable organization can be in being productive. She chose to use this knowledge and help others achieve this productivity and optimization in their homes and small businesses. Read & Enjoy and as always, let us know if you have any questions!