Finding Balance in Breaks & Getting Motivated

WHAT UP BOSS BABES

I hope you are all having an amazing summer, having fun, staying healthy and safe!

This summer has been a whirlwind of traveling, enjoying too many beverages and unhealthy food and as much fun as it has been I have been slacking and not focusing on what is truly my passion and what is most important to me- which is Boss Babe Movement and you guys!

I rarely ever take breaks and when I do I find myself getting caught up in taking breaks for way to long and not getting back into my work and getting back into my life and this summer has been a perfect example of that. Traveling and having fun should not mean that you don't work it should mean you find a balance and just stop doing anything and everything productive in your life. 

Finding balance between enjoying life and working hard is incredibly hard but after yo-yoing back and forth for the past couple of months I found what was working for me when I needed to get motivated.

 

1. Make a List

As most people close to me know that I live with my day planner at my hip and if I write it down it will get done and typically when I go MIA it has alot to do with the fact that I haven't been writing down the things I want to accomplish throughout that day. When you visually write down the things you want to accomplish when the list is all crossed off its incredibly liberating. 

2. Set Goals

Going hand in hand with making lists and visually seeing what you need to get done- make goals. Sometimes weekly, monthly or even yearly goals are enough to push ourselves into high gear to get everything done. Personally I set monthly & yearly goals and weekly I have targets of things I want to get done and if I push them into the next week I know they will never get done so I am always striving to hit them. 

3. Remember Your Why

Remember why you do the things you do. Do you work hard for yourself, your family or for the money that comes with anything you do? Whatever it could be remember why you started in the first place and trust yourself enough to know you wouldn't have started something without thinking about it thoroughly first, so hit the drawing board and remember why you started in the first place. Normally this is enough to kick my ass back into high gear. 

Other small things I do to re-motivate myself are: 

  • Find a good motivational/ business book 
  • Read my favorite blogs & bloggers- The Thought Catalog & Dale Partridge 
  • Go to the gym & start getting active 
  • I ask my friends & family to hold me accountable for the things I say I am going to do 

Now that I am back and ready to work we have so much coming for fall and I am so excited to get back to work and bring you guys more content than ever!

- Ashley Resch