Positivity For The Day During February
This month, our emphasis is on positivity for the day, which includes taking initiative to reach your goals. Each day, return here to remind yourself of the steps you may take to have a more fulfilling life and accomplish your goals.
Plan Your Month
Today is the start of the new month, so what better time to write out your goals for the month? First, write 2-3 significant goals. Something like "I will lose 1kg this month" or whatever it is you are trying to achieve. This goal could be a stepping stone to a yearly go, for example, if your goal is to enter a fitness competition.
Once you have written out your significant goals, write or type a list with every day of the month and commit to doing something positive that will lead you to achieve your goal by the end of February.
Create an Action Plan
Here is an example of an action plan to serve as inspiration as you work on your own action items. Let's say you are launching a personal blog and online store for a creative portfolio right now. Pay close attention to how the lesser tasks tie into the main objective and how each deadline progresses the previous one.
GOAL: Right now it is the 2nd of February and by the 15th of March I hope to debut my blog and online store.
In order to achieve my goal, I must:
Choose a web host and buy a domain (due February 5)
Organise the content I wish to feature on my website (due February 8). Research my niche.
Select a website template that is appropriate for my line of work (due February 10)
Find a dropshipping company or wholesaler for products. Note: the publisher of the website can help you check out my other website on building an online business. (due February 12)
Write headlines for my blog posts. Note: there are plenty of tools to help you try Answer the Public. (I am not affiliated with this website nor do I receive any compensation for advertising it). (due February 14)
Purchase the template and start building (or hire someone to do it) (due February 16)
Build the website and source products (due 16 - 28 February)
Organise social media platforms i.e. Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook (due 1st March)
Write five blog posts (due March 6)
Launch website (due March 15)
Procrastination Holds You Back
Do you procrastinate? What hold you back? Is it a lack of confidence or feelings of insecurity? Today is when you delete procrastination from your life because you have big things to achieve this month.
Admit it! You are procrastinating. Be honest with yourself and write down on paper why.
Eliminate distractions. Turn off the phone, find a quiet place to work and write a note of what you must do after you have finished what is most essential to achieve your goals.
Choose what is important! If you are like me and have a to-do list as long as the desk, stop it at once. Decide what will get you where you want to go, and concentrate on that! Once you complete that task, you can continue working on the second most important one.
Start now! Yes, drop everything (by that, I mean doing the self-sabotaging things) and start on the task that needs to be done to achieve your goal right now.
Use the five-minute miracle. Break down smaller jobs that contribute to your ultimate goal, set the timer for 5 minutes and go for it! The more you do this, the more enthusiastic you will become.
Set a power hour! Use one hour in the day, turn off all distractions and concentrate on that step to achieve your goal.
Reward yourself. Give yourself a little treat or do something you usually wouldn't do. Stepping outside your comfort zone is exhilarating.