It's is already mid-week February and I must say, the first two months have been a struggle already. Sometimes we try prioritise all the wrong things. For me it has always been my career sometimes I forget to put myself first. How do you find a balance so you can be successful in all areas that matter to you?
There are so many everyday distractions it is easy to lose your focus. It does help to have a plan or some goals to accomplish in a year in order to remain focused.
Sometimes you lose focus because you are unable to manage your priorities. It is important to still have a social life, self care, exercise & execute your plan. I have to admit, I have been all caught up in my work life to a point whereby I have allowed stress to consume me, and this in itself is a distraction.
What you do not want to do is allow yourself to be consumed in too much of your work life that you forget to prioritise your own goals. It is essential that you have your goals written down and you look at the list every now and then to remember what you are trying to accomplish. You can have a vision board, a diary or even sticky notes to remind yourself of what you are trying to achieve.
For instance, if you are planning on travelling, you figure out where you want to go, when and how much you need. In order to make this happen you will have to save money and put it aside until you have enough to fulfil your goal. The obstruction here might be friends wanting to go out for dinner and you having to use your saved funds to cover for a dinner party with friends. That is why it is important to always read your goals to yourself so you are not lead astray.