Sooooo, It’s February and most of that new year enthusiasm has faded away. You may have fallen back into bad habits or those goals that you thought you would smash are waining. What do you do when you can’t seem to get that spark and fire that you formerly had? These steps will help you rekindle the fire you had January 1st and Win in 2018!
1- Remember Your Goals and why you are working towards them. This may seem simple and no need to even be mentioned. However, When it comes to goals and being creative, the end goal is always important to have in mind. I am a person that thrives on momentum. As soon as my momentum is broken, It is always incredibly difficult for me to start back. It is vitally important for me to keep in mind my goals and why am doing a particular “thing”.
2- Get Inspired. As you may know I am a strong advocate for getting inspired and constantly seeking inspiration. If you need tips on how to get inspired check out my previous post HERE and my video HERE. If you are a creative, inspiration can make you really excited about jumping back into a project. As soon as I take a look at Pinterest, or some of my favorite design blogs, I am instantly inspired and the wheels of creativity are turned back on. Even if you are not a creative, inspiration in whatever it is that you are trying to accomplish, is key to keeping things going.
3- Don’t Count the Losses, Look at the WINS. So you wanted to stick to that diet, or get started on your own new business but by now you have lost some of that zeal that you had before. Well, I hate to break it to you, IT HAPPENS TO ALL OF US! I challenge you to find one person that hasn’t “fallen” off in some form or fashion or has been consistent 100% of the time. Although we should not be comfortable in a stagnate state, we should also not dwell on our loses. Time spent on beating yourself up could be used to pick yourself back up and move on.
4- Write It Down. Sometimes we have an idea of what we want but it’s just that, an abstract thought. Once you write something down it becomes more concrete. There are countless studies on the “power” of visualization and how this small and simple step can be key in actually accomplishing goals. Whether you are a person that uses a physical notebook or one that tries digital notes and memos, just be sure to DOIT!
These are my sure fire ways to get that spark. What are some ways that you get that fire started again?
(*Side Note*My daughter styled and photographed all of the photos in this post! If you couldn’t tell, I’m pretty proud)