How To Achieve Your Goals And Still Enjoy Life

This weeks blog is going to be a bit different. It’s not about your website, or entrepreneur tips, business tips, etc. This weeks blog is about a topic that I have found myself discussing a lot lately, and that is the topic of being present.

We spend so much time working in our careers, on our businesses, trying to achieve our goals, comparing ourselves to others, constantly thinking about “what comes next,” etc. etc. that we forget to truly stop and really be present in the moment. Don’t get me wrong, when you’re chasing after a dream or you have a goal you’re trying to achieve (whether that’s a personal goal, a health goal, a career goal, you name it), it requires a lot of work, dedication, and sacrifice. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. But what is the point of all of this hard work if you don’t give yourself time to actually enjoy the life you have worked so hard to create?

I am a full-time website developer while also being a systems integrator/consultant for rapidly growing businesses. But I am also a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a lover of exercise, wine, delicious food, and a travel enthusiast. So how do I chase these massive big dreams and also enjoy all of the other things that I’m obsessed with in life? I’ll tell you how: time allocation.

Whether you’re brand new in your career, a mother, someone thinking about becoming a business owner, trying to reach a certain fitness goal, WHATEVER- literally you can be anyone and the goal can be anything- time allocation is the secret. It’s hard to do and doesn’t come easy, but it is ultimately how you work towards your goals with every ounce of your being and still enjoy this previous thing we call life.

Here’s what I mean when I say time allocation. When you are working on your goals (whether that’s 1 hour, 5 hours, 8 hours, early in the morning or late in the evening, it doesn’t matter) you are WORKING. I mean you are so dedicated and focused, you have eliminated all distractions, and you are getting your sh*t done! No excuses. But once that time frame is up, you stop thinking about work or your goal or what’s going to happen next and you enjoy that date night. You enjoy that delicious dinner and wine with your friends. You enjoy that movie you’ve been dying to see or the time spent with your family. And you soak it all up. Every single moment. And if you find your mind drifting back into that “work mode” or “what comes next” mode, remind yourself that it will still be there waiting for you when you return, and focus your attention on being present in that moment.

I write this blog post as I sit here on a plane next to my husband. I am going to batch a bunch of blogs and schedule them to post because it’s a big goal of mine. And when I get off this plane, I am going to go enjoy Arizona and make memories with him, and not focus on work. Time allocation my friends, time allocation.

PS- let me know if you found some value in this. I pretty much just dumped all of my thoughts onto the page and ran with it. But hey, that’s just me.

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