Make sure that when you are working to realize your goals and dreams that you don’t run out of steam. At the end of last year, I was so busy trying to burst into 2018 with everything in place that I worked and worked and worked only to find myself burnt out and uninspired by the end of the year. It took everything in me to focus and concentrate and just get the basic things done. I had nothing left to give and no inspiration or motivation to move forward.
While I am a firm believer that it is vital to relentlessly pursue you dreams and your passion, I do not advocate doing so until you have nothing left to give. The key to it all is finding balance and being gentle with yourself. Set goals and deadlines, but don’t burn the candle at both ends. Know when you need to step back and rest. Know when to turn off the CPU in your head and recharge. If you wait until the batter is drained it is so much harder to reset and restart. Don’t find yourself out of steam.
Know at the end of the day that it is ok to rest. Know that if there are one or two things on your to-do list that don’t get done, the world will not end. Understand that the moments when you stop for a manicure or a lunch with friends are the things that keep you from running out of steam. Allow yourself some grace to just be out of work mode and find solace in the things that you enjoy, a good movie, a great book, your favorite TV show. All of these things go a long way in helping you to maintain your steam.
Be Blessed Be Fabulous!