How’s 2017 looking for you guys? As you’ve probably seen on social media, Kas and I are currently in the Caribbean! (There’ll be a post all about our trip up soon!) I love the idea of taking a vacation right at the start of the year, giving you a chance to relax and then jump into the year feeling refreshed and focused! While on this trip, I’ve been thinking a lot about my goals and resolutions for 2017 and carefully planning how to achieve each goal I’ve set out. Of course, there are quite a few steps between setting a goal or resolution and finally achieving it, so I thought I’d share a few of my tips for staying motivated!
Tips for Staying Motivated
Write down your goals where you can look and revisit them as the year goes on.
At the start of last year, I wrote down that I wanted to get an office so that I have a space to really focus and work away from my home. Though I still love my home office, I absolutely love coming in to a fresh new space dedicated to working and creating each morning!
Set due dates for your goals.
This helps keep you accountable! I’ve found that making checkpoint dates throughout the year really helps your goal feel more attainable. When you can accomplish a little bit at a time, rather than becoming overwhelmed by a huge task, you’re much more likely to stick to it!
Have attainable goals.
Of course I have huge, long term dreams that I keep in the back of my mind, but setting small, attainable goals helps me to get there. Having a way to measure each step of progress also really helps! (This is where those checkpoints and due dates come it!)
For me, this is by using the calendar on my phone! I set reminders and create a checklist for each task so that I can mark off each step as I finish it. Of course, you have to use the system that works for you! Whether you use your phone, a planner, or create to do lists, it’s important to create a plan for accomplishing your goals and resolutions!
My Goals for 2017
I thought I should start by writing my own goals down and sharing them with you here on the blog!
I’m currently working on adding more products to my line, Pérsona Cosmetics! Of course I want each product to be absolutely amazing so I’m making sure that each product is perfect before I reveal it to you guys! Any guesses on what I’m working on next???
I love working on series on the blog, so I’m hoping to keep working on Sona Selects and Simply Exploring (I try and take every opportunity I get where I can travel!) I also loved having meetups with you guys, so I’d love to have a few more in 2017!
I want to share more fun tips, tricks, and hacks with you all and do some collabs with a few of my fellow beauty YouTubers! I’ve also started filming Subscriber Makeovers, and I hope to make it a series! I’ve already filmed two and it was so fun, stay tuned to see them up on my channel! (P.S. If you’re interested in having a makeover, email firstname.lastname@example.org and attach a photo of yourself!)
What are your goals and resolutions for 2017? Share them with me in the comments!