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How Can You Work on Your Goals When You're Already so Busy?

How Can You Work on Your Goals When You're Already so Busy?

Earlier this week I hosted my annual Vision Board Party.

It was my second sold-out event for 2019.

[cue the happy dancing]

I have to be honest and let you know – I was a bit nervous about this event because it’s the biggest vision board party I have ever held.

And on this particular night, it was extremely windy and rainy in California.

As Californians, we are so spoiled about always having good weather – so that makes rain a big deal.

Fortunately, the guests arrived safely, with only a few delays, and they were excited to get creative, craft a vision, clarify their goals, and outline their action items.

I introduced the guests to the Bold Living Diet and taught them the specific ways they could use the curriculum to map out their year.

The ladies were able to relax, use their creative muscles, and gifted themselves with the space to go deep and really think about concrete ways to use their vision boards + the Bold Living Diet as a launchpad for their boldness in 2019.

It was a powerful evening.

A lot of times after an event like this people wonder how they are going to fit goal setting and goal execution into their already full schedule?

Great question, right?

Here are some initial and realistic ways to carve out time in your busy schedule to focus on what’s important to you:

Make your calendar work for you
Each day, take one thing off your schedule that does not affect your health, paycheck, or an important relationship.
Cut out one 30-minute television show per day.
Use that 30-minute time slot to work on your goal.

Go to bed 10-to-15 minutes earlier each night.
Wake up the next day 10-to-15 minutes earlier and use that time to work on your goal or project.
Do not use the snooze button.
This is a great time to journal, listen to a podcast, do some focused research, or read a chapter in a book that is aligned with your goals.

Ask for help and guidance.
How do you know what type of help you need?
Look at somebody who is doing what you want to be doing.
Reach out to them and ask what initial five steps they took to get to that level?
Then schedule time and assemble your support team to move in that direction.

Get comfortable with saying NO.
When you say NO to something that is not serving you – something that is clogging up the time and energy you could be working on your goal – you are saying YES to yourself.
Get comfortable with saying NO – and stop yourself from feeling the need to overexplain yourself.

Kanesha Baynard

Kanesha is the founder of the Bold Living Today community focused on helping members disrupt unfulfilling patterns through creativity and navigate transition with confidence and boldness.