Finding Balance

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My 2017 word is balance.

My goal is to find balance in my day between work and personal time.

I’ve come to realize that if I’m not constantly working on client projects I feel really bad and like I’m wasting time. I’m a huge people pleaser which means I rarely allow myself to take personal time.

Working from home is hard. It’s difficult to set proper working hours and stick to them. I find myself working on client projects until 1amΒ most nights. My schedule is all over the place and it stresses. me. out.

This year I plan on sticking to a schedule. My goals are:

  1. No client work past 6pm
  2. Fit in a workout Monday – Friday
  3. Spend my nights building my Forth and Create business. I haven’t had time to make any future plans for it. πŸ™
  4. I have a horrible habit of waking up, grabbing my phone, and checking my email account. I need to learn how to ditch the morning emails and build a less-stressful morning routine. My goal is to wake up, journalΒ in my new Five Minute Journal(wahoo!), go over what I need to accomplish for the day, and then slowly dive into my inbox.
  5. Another horrible habit I have is taking on any client work that comes my way. I need to learn how to say no and only work on projects I love.

It’s important not to overwhelm yourself with resolutions and goals, I know I get stressed out thinking of all the things I need to change and work on. By building a daily routine and finding balance in my life I hope it reduces unwanted stress and allows me to feel confident and accomplished.

What are your 2017 goals?

 

  • Those are such great goals, Meagen! Setting those boundaries with work are hard, but the more you stick to them the easier they’ll get πŸ™‚ I don’t have all of my goals figured out for this year, but some of my personal goals are to read 45 books and try 12 new recipes!