Well my sweet friend, HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you had a super amazing festive season that was full of love, joy and laughter with all who matter in your life.
If like me, you are back at work this week, finding your feet again and maybe even dragging them a little, I want to help you out by sharing with you some of the things I am doing and using to help get me off to a cracking start.
Plus there is a little giveaway and a free meal planner for you to download as well. Got to love that!
Organisation is key to...well life really. Without it chaos rears its ugly head and all hell can break loose. You loose motivation. Forget things that need to be done and stress creeps in, which is something that we need to minimise in our lives. So why not incorporate some simple things into your life to set you up for a successful year when it comes to health, fitness and work.
Check out what I am loving & doing...
12 months of bright & blazing inspiration calendar
Thanks to Emma Kate from Emma Kate Co and Kirstin Salmon from The Strategy Lab for putting together this little gem of a calendar. Every month has a little bit of wisdom to keep you inspired and focused, what else could you ask for?! Plus it is designed so it is easy to read which is important when you are trying to see what the date is.
My copy is nicely placed next to my computer so I can easily read it and get a little bit of inspiration when my day may not be going as planned. To get your hands on a copy, head on over to Emma Kate's website here.
BONUS...Kirstin and Emma have been so kind to offer you, my readers, a chance to win your own copy of this 2015 calendar. To go into the draw, leave a comment below on why you need some inspiration this new year. Competition will be drawn on 16 January 2015.
** The calendar will be emailed to the winner in digital format (PDF).
Don't put pressure on yourself
It is the beginning of a new year and you are back at work. You are coasting along nicely thinking that you still have a few more weeks of being a tad slacker than normal. But all of a sudden you find yourself in February and the work is starting to pile up. Stress alert!
Let's STOP that from happening right now. Take the time to plan ahead...schedule in any deadlines or work you know is coming up, meetings and appointments, how much time you will need for certain tasks and begin what you can now.
Of course, enjoy this quieter time of the year but don't make it harder on yourself for the months ahead. Remember back to your school days where you crammed for exams or started your assignment the night before? Yep, let's not do that now we are adults.
If you have your own amazing small business like I do, I have sat down and written out a little plan of the things I want to do and work on this year. I am not just working away blind and have no idea what is happening next. Also schedule in the things I mentioned above, especially if you are a one woman show. You need to be organised and prepared.
Let's take that pressure off ourselves from the beginning.