This is just a little post but I’m hoping you’ll find it super helpful!
It’s very easy to feel overwhelmed by society’s expectations or your parent’s or teacher’s when actually, it’s up you to create your own path and set your own goals.
This is the method that I find works for me, so give it a go and see what you think.
1 Get enough sleep.
If you have trouble sleeping then try to avoid caffeine after midday and to do a little exercise every day. In order to perform to the best of your ability and to focus well, getting a good sleep is imperative.
2 Workout in the morning.
Even if it’s a ten minute run, fifteen minutes of stretching or a few weights. Do SOMETHING right after you wake up and before you start your day.
I find that doing exercise in the morning wakes me up and makes me feel ready to tackle the day ahead; it always makes me more productive!
3 Write down your goals.
Writing down your goals makes them ‘official’ in your mind and is a good reminder of what you want to achieve. Next, write down a checklist of what exactly needs to be accomplished in order to achieve them. If you need to make more lists, then go for it! You might want to list skills you need to learn, things you need to research etc.
4 Envision your success.
It may sound cliche but you won’t achieve anything if you don’t believe you can. You have to convince yourself AND everyone around you that you can totally do it, then you will FIND a way to make it work.
Talk about ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ and really work at believing that that IS what is going to happen.
5 Be micro-ambitious.
Set yourself 3 little goals for each day. These could be small milestones in themselves or steps towards a bigger task. Everything from those lists above will now work their way onto one of your day’s tasks. Don’t get overwhelmed with how long it will take to achieve the ultimate goal or look too far into the future. Focus on today and what you want to have done by the end of it.
Let me know what goals you’ve set for yourself in the comments!