Last week I had a bad week as I didn’t achieve any of the goals I set out for a week. Work was busy, a few personal issues arose, I was exhausted and tired and then the guilt kicked in.
I started thinking, how on earth is it possible to achieve all these goals and have to do so much of, well, life at the same time? I started thinking why can I not do any of these things I’ve set out to do? Let’s not lie, it is difficult. I have to work a 12 hour day (including getting ready for work and the commute), eat healthily, cook, clean, socialise and that’s before looking at my goals of; exercising daily, working on setting up an online business, learning Spanish and spending some time playing guitar. On top of that I want to meditate and have some time to relax before bed and still get 7.5 – 8 hours’ sleep. I’m even feeling a little tired writing it!
Does this sound familiar to you? The reality I’ve found is….. it is difficult. I learned this week the importance to prioritise and also, sometimes, sacrifice. I prioritised as follows: the things I have to do (cook, clean, work), the things I really want to do (setting up the business and officially launching), and some things I’ll have to sacrifice some of the time (the Spanish). I’ve tried different things like planning a week in advance, planning the day before, planning that evening. For me, the week in advance was too much as I started feeling stressed when something else had to be prioritised and my original plan changed. The day of, I found I had no focus and ended up not achieving anything on my list. The list the evening before seemed to be the most productive. It’s different for everyone and everyone works differently.
I’m now setting high level goals at the start of the week, making them specific the night before and realistic. It seems a lot more manageable now and a lot more possible.
Most of all, I’m learning to stop being so hard on myself. If I have a tough week for whatever reason, write it off and start again the next week.
If you’re finding yourself overwhelmed, or need help prioritising your goals, get in touch with me today! Comment below and let me know your thoughts.
Remember, never give up, keep going, prioritise when needed and never lose sight of your goals. It’s a marathon not a sprint. Enjoy the journey that takes you to your goals.
Thank you for reading,