Hello and Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful one and are looking forward to a fresh (and hopefully productive) start to 2019.
Productivity isn’t something I usually struggle with. In general, I’m a pretty motivated person but something about the Christmas break, the lie ins and the copious amounts of food I consumed have made going back to work and getting back into a routine, more challenging than usual this year.
Queue some motivational blog posts to give me a kick up the bum. If you’re struggling to get going like me, I hope you find them helpful.
I’m not exactly subtle when it comes to my love of Anna’s blog. Between capsule wardrobe content and easy, good-for-you recipes, she’s got the whole lifestyle thing down but it’s her love of organisation that draws me in the most.
As a fellow planning nerd, I’m always on the lookout for ways to improve my productivity and she’s included some real gems in one of her latest posts. If this is your first full week back at work and you’re struggling to get into the swing of things, I highly recommend giving this one a read.
Ok, so planning my next escape probably doesn’t quite count as productive but it’s downright necessary if I’m going to make it through the first few weeks of January and Bejal’s blog is full of inspiration. Her roundup of past, present and future travels has definitely given me food for thought when it comes to 2019’s adventures, now all I need to do is win the lottery.
Upping my photography game is something that’s been on my to-do list for a little while now and this post is just the nudge I needed. Not only are the images in it beautiful, it’s also a reminder that good content is intentional and that I should always be thinking about the ‘why’ behind the photo.
I’m not setting New Year’s resolutions this year but a rough goal I have agreed to as part of my annual goal setting session with Caitlin, my fellow freelance friend, is to look into using Pinterest more effectively. I’ve done a tonne of research already but it’s something I find super overwhelming. Thankfully Jen’s post about mastering it in just an hour a week sounded far more achievable and I’ve managed to make a lot of progress since reading it already.
If you’re just starting out with Pinterest like I am, give this post, along with her others a read. It’s really not as scary as it seems.
In an attempt to banish the post-Christmas blues, Monica from the Elgin Avenue has put together a downloadable guide full of positive actions to put into practice this month and I’m all for it. From buying a homeless person a drink to giving yourself an extra hour in bed, it’s full of little achievable things you can do to spread some good vibes this January.
Have you read any posts that have inspired you so far this year? Share them in the comments below.