Some weeks ago, I sensed a burnout coming. I was running in so many different directions trying to do different things at work, with my writing, with this site, with my workouts. I realized that I was trying to keep up with the Joneses a little bit when it came to my schedule. I noticed other bloggers, influencers, and fitness enthusiasts doing certain things and tried to make all of that fit into what I was already doing. Needless to say, that quickly failed, y’all. Nothing was really getting accomplished like I wanted because I was trying to do so much.
I really forget sometimes that I’m only one person. There are 24 hours in a day and yes, a lot can be accomplished if you stay focused. But everything can’t be done in one day by just one person. I was piling on stuff for the site and my other writing projects and seemingly forgot that I still work a 9-5 and have other commitments during the week.
So, as I looked over my goals for the rest of 2019, I knew I had to get more realistic with these to-do lists of mine. I had to say to myself, “Okay, Brittany, what can you absolutely get done in a day or in a week?” And, since no two days are the same in each week, I had to see what was the best day/time for certain tasks like batching posts or working out. But this whole huge task list I had each week was getting me nowhere.
In my B Intentional post, I equate working towards your goals as coming into battle. You have to have a clear strategy as to what you plan to do each day to make progress. But it also has to be practical. Instead of doing two-a-days every day at the gym like I saw another fitness enthusiast doing, I had to stick to one workout a day, do my daily walks, get my nutrition together, and really trust the process. Instead of writing posts for Imperfectly B every day, I had to start carving out time during the weekend when I had more availability to batch and schedule posts. Plus, I can no longer do all-nighters. I’m pushing 30 and I NEED SLEEP.
Two to three tasks towards your dream that you can realistically accomplish in a day beat seven or eight on a list that just makes you feel good when you look at it. Like you can really get all of that done. Most times, you only end up doing a few anyway. Be realistic about what you can do with your given schedule. It’s okay to move slowly as long as you keep moving.