Typically at the end of the year, when there is so much going on, I start to feel like I’m not seeing a lot of progress on my projects and goals.
This leads me to feel discouraged and want to give up – which is not an option when managing a household.
One thing I like to do when I notice this feeling creeping is to create a “Finish List” to create some momentum.
Dave Ramsey has a principle he calls the “debt snowball.” The idea is that if you have multiple lines of debt, you pay off the smallest amount of debt first to see some quick wins and stay committed to making progress.
This same principle can work with our projects!
Sit down and write a list of all the unfinished projects currently taking up brain space. Now evaluate that list and see if there are things you could knock out today or in a few hours.
Start to build momentum by seeing progress and watch how much you can accomplish in your small pockets of time before the end of the year (or not, if that stresses you out instead of motivating you).
The key ingredients to a long-term commitment to our goals are:
- Clarity about what matters
- Consistent action
- Recognizing your progress along the way.
When you do all three, you build energy and momentum. It becomes exciting as your time and energy are aligned with your heart-decided priorities.
The Thriving in Motherhood Planner takes these research-based principles and includes all of these elements to keep you moving forward in small pockets of time on the things that matter most to you and celebrates your progress along the way.
You can get yours today here!
For more tips like this, listen to this week’s episode as I share what I do to turn things around, end the year with a clean slate, and get ready to create in 2023.