As an entrepreneur, successful career woman, and mom to more than a handful of kids, STAYkini founder Stacie Stanley has mastered the art of productivity. Today, she shares three of her top tips for staying on track, even on the busiest days.
1. Set your sights on big goals.
Don’t be intimidated by your dreams. Instead, dare to imagine the most fulfilling life possible.
To keep your sights set on your future plans, have your biggest goals, both personal and professional, displayed prominently. I have mine hanging on my bathroom mirror, which reminds me of my “why” first thing in the morning. You may find it helpful to hang your goals somewhere else, like in your walk-in closet or at your desk. No matter where you put your goals, keep them top of mind to inspire you to keep going from morning to night.
2. Break down to do’s, step by step.
Keep a running list of the small steps you need to take every day to accomplish each of your big goals. Even the smallest task — one phone call made, one email sent, one meeting scheduled — will get you one step closer to your goal.
I like to review mine each morning with a cup of coffee and a good playlist playing in the background. That way, what can seem like a daunting task of prioritizing my many to-do’s becomes a self-care ritual. Make this time special as you determine what you are going to accomplish that day.
3. Ask for help.
Remember, you don’t have to do it all. Give yourself grace and outsource as much as you can!
Our journeys are filled with unforeseen obstacles. Yes, they can be frustrating at the time, but they are necessary for growth. Be patient with yourself and welcome failures and unexpected curveballs as opportunities. I promise they will make you smarter and stronger in the long run. When you do get overwhelmed, share responsibilities for the sake of your sanity. That way, you can focus your energy and make real progress toward reaching your goals!
Hey bride-to-be, are you feeling worn down from all your wedding planning? Now, I know telling you that you’re not the first or only bride to feel this way won’t make you feel any better, but I hope that today’s post will.