In my post on Friday, I mentioned how I was feeling overwhelmed last week. I spent a lot of time wondering where to start. Where to start with my monthly goals. Where to start with tackling things in the house. Where to start with my new business goals. Where to start with the blog. Where to start with ME.
With a new year and new goals there can also be some pretty high expectations. With me, I was so excited about a fresh start and all of the things I want to focus on in 2016, I lost focus of my one word.
Ironically that word is focus.
I wasn’t focusing in on one thing at a time, I was trying to do it all again. Right back to the one of the main things I was hoping to leave behind this year.
And then I saw this quote…
I realized that taking one step towards those goals was the most important thing. I also realized I need to take things one day at a time. I took so much time to plan for 2016. I used my PowerSheets, set goals, chose a word to focus on and made a plan of action.
Why did I expect all things to fall into place and all my goals to align just because the new year is here?
The difference between goals and resolutions is goals aren’t an all or nothing. They’re a process, usually with a plan of how to get there. Something to work towards. It’s up to me to start the work to get there. It won’t happen over night. It won’t happen just because January 1st is here. Things will take time.
Some of my goals may take an entire year to accomplish. Some changes I was hoping to make will take will hit some bumps in the road before I find a system that will work for me. This is a process. To see what will work and what won’t. To figure out how to make things work the best for me.
On Friday morning, I changed my mindset and just started. I took the first step. I focused on one thing at a time and had my most productive day all week. I started doing one task towards one goal and went from there. By the end of the day, I had a long list of things accomplished. Tasks were checked off, quality time was spent with family, buckets were filled and I felt like I was getting somewhere. It felt great.
All it took was taking the first step and focusing on one thing at a time.
This week there will be days just like last Friday. There will be also days that won’t be as productive, days where I will get sidetracked, maybe even overwhelmed. On those days, I’ll continue to do my best to just take a step back and focus. Let go of ALL THE TO DO’s and take things one step at a time.
Did you feel overwhelmed last week? Did you feel like there was so much you wanted to do, you didn’t know where to start? Join me this week in taking things one step at a time. Don’t make a whole to do list for the day. Write down one thing and just start there.