These past few months changed everything. It not only changed my present situation in those moments, but it forever changed my life. And because of that my routine changed, I start to deprioritized things like my blog and youtube and re-prioritized that situation. And soon I was missing one blog post, two blog post, 3 weeks of video and I didn’t know how to get back on it, I didn’t know where to start, or how to start to get back into the grove.
I started to lose sight of all the goals I set for myself earlier this year and starting to get into a funk. I wasn’t do anything with my life, working towards anything. All my free time was dedicated to Netflix binges. While those are good and fun a couple times a month, I was doing it every day. I was spiraling. I lost sight of my goals and realized that if I didn’t do anything now, I wouldn’t stop. So I did something about it and they I wrote this post on: How to Start Working on All of Your Goals
#1 Brain Dump Everything
The first thing I do when confused about my life is write all the things floating in my head down. Whether its goals, ideas for post or to-dos for right now writing it all down. at the very least writing it down gets it out of my head so I can stop fussing over it.
#2 Categorize your Brain Dump
The next thing I do is organize it all. I group like things together and sort it all out. My usual categories are:
- Work / Career
- Future Projects
This helps organize the chaos that was my brain. Now know what I want to do in all the different areas of my life.
#3 Create a Schedule
My favorite thing to do is to create a schedule around all the things I want to do. By having categories I will just time block them into my schedule. So I know that on a Sunday afternoon I should dedicate 2 hours to my blog, whether that is a blog post or admin work, that is dependent on my weekly to-do list (see #5). This way I can keep a routine without it being super concise and ridged.
#4 Create an EPIC to-do List
Next up is the EPIC to-do list. You should be almost there after writing out your brain dump and categorizing it but if you wrote down general things like “start a blog”, “travel more” or “post more videos” it’s time to write out all the steps associated with that idea. Cause you won’t get anything done if you don’t know what you actually have to do.
If you need help with this, check out my How to Get Things Done & Stay Motivated post. Just a warning, after you do this you might need to take a step back and reevaluate all things you want to do based on what you have going on and what you want to achieve.
#5 Create a weekly to do list
After you are done writing out your epic to-do list, it’s time to split those to-dos into weekly to do. I found that assigning a hand full of a task to myself each week is a lot easier than trying to figure out what to do next.
Last week my to-do was to get up my new blog layout and logo. This week it was to write and finish this post.
#6 Do One Thing on That Long List
After you organize everything and build it into your schedule, don’t lose that momentum! Do one thing off your list, even if it’s the simplest easiest thing. Just do it, it will make you feel better and that much closer to your goals and dreams
#7 Do Something for Yourself (that’s related)
After I do one thing off the list, I do the second thing for myself, that’s related. That could be anything like buying that jacket you wanted cause you want to elevate your style. Or that notebook to start bullet journaling. Or a coffee to kickstart your morning cause you know it will help. Just anything that will make you feel materially good right away.
Those are my tips on How to Start Working on All of Your Goals. And yes with this post that means I will be going back to post as usual. Thank you so much for your kind words and support, it means the world to me!