Hey, friends! Today I’m going to write about a topic I get asked a lot about, balance and motivation, or as the questions come “how I do it all” spoiler alert, I don’t. I am an enneagram 1 which is the Reformer/Perfectionist so this definitely helps me in my job. I think I’m naturally motivated to always make things better but here are some tips and things I do to stay on task and to stay balanced.
6 Ways to Stay Motivated and Balanced
I have really learned to know my body and my mind in my late 20’s. Try to listen to your body and take care of it at all costs. I am also mindful of balance so I just always know if something is off. Mentally and emotionally for me, this means taking Progessence Plus for hormone support (every woman needs this btw), getting some sort of activity in for the day usually just a walk, and resting in the Lord.
Also the things that I need in my life to feel balanced are prayer, self-care, family time, friend time, outside time/grounding. Find out what balance means to you and focus on those things and be mindful of them.
Eat Well + Supplements + Oils
I try to eat well throughout the week so if I splurge on the weekends it’s okay. I also like to eat a good breakfast (smoothies or eggs) to start the day out right, that helps with the rest of the day. I need to get better at meal planning though, so send me all your meal planning tips.
I listen to my body and switch up my supplements accordingly. But for the most part I take magnesium, b12, probiotics, cranberry, biotin. These definitely help with my energy levels and staying motivated. I use Young Living and Public Goods supplements.
I also have a lineup of oils that I use daily for emotional support, immune support, energy support, the list goes on. Again, I listen to my body and give it what it needs when it comes to oils. Some of my favorites are Varor, Peppermint, White Angelica, Frankincense, Gratitude, Thieves, and more.
Create a Space You Love
When we bought our house I wanted something open, light, and bright with lots of natural light. It makes a huge difference to work where you feel inspired and comfortable. I also like working outside or with the windows open (when the weather allows).
Stay clean and organized
This kind of goes with above, create a space you love and then take care of it. I can’t start working if my room is a mess so first I clean, then I work. This is hard with 2 kids but it is my job so I just do it. It helps that I don’t mind cleaning but this verse also helps me when I just don’t feel like it. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 3:23-24 Another thing that helps me is making lists or planning out my cleaning (you might want to read my spring cleaning post, click here.)
I have to make lists for everything but that’s just my personality type. Lists help me focus on what needs to be done and I have to say organized especially when working from home. I also am really organized with my calenders, I have a regular planner, a dry erase board, and a spreadsheet content planner. Try out different ways to get organized whether it be paper or digital. If you like writing down things then stick with paper and pen, if you don’t mind everything being on the computer I definitely recommend it, it’s way easier to see everything and move things around as you need to. If you want a copy of my content planner let me know!
Don’t Force It
If you’re feeling unmotivated don’t push yourself creatively, just wait a while or go for a run/walk then come back to whatever you were doing. And don’t wait until the last minute to do something.
A couple of other things that help me are
+ taking breaks
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I hope these tips were helpful!
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