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  • Writer's pictureRyan Forrestal

3 Tips to Stay Motivated Through the Holidays

Updated: Jun 14

It is that time of the year again where we are preparing for the holidays. Especially this year, we are excited to get some human interaction with the family. Covid has undoubtedly changed the way we socialize, behave as consumers, and how we work or run our businesses. At the end of the year, we all want to achieve our annual goals. With that being said, here are our top three suggestions to stay motivated and finish 2020 on a positive note.

Use plans with deadlines over colossal to-do lists.

It is easy to list out all 5,000 things we need to get completed. Create a plan that includes deadlines and map out the road to complete critical projects. Each day rather than focusing on large to-do lists, we suggest focusing on completing the most essential thing for that day. One of the most significant benefits to planning and following through is reducing the extra burden we put on ourselves from procrastination.

Keep things in moderation.

Between our main jobs, side hustles, businesses, and other professional obligations, it is easy to forget our personal and social needs. Moreover, we all love to pig out and overeat because it is the holidays, so why not! Enjoy the great things life has to offer by setting limits. Whether it is work, food, social activities, or spending money, remember you do not need all the satisfaction in one day!

Think about the negative consequences of overindulging.

The thought of having to hit the gym and get back in shape come the new year is never fun. To make things worse, we started slacking professionally while overeating and spending frivolously. This is a recipe for a terrible start to 2021. Force yourself to stay in your everyday routine or schedule. Keep working out, keep hitting deadlines, and keep staying within your budget. This way, in 2021, you can take a well-deserved vacation!

Enjoy the memories to be made this holiday season! However, we urge everyone to stay committed to your goals. Crush the final days of 2020 and accelerate into 2021. There are two types of pain, the pain of discipline and the pain of regret. Which one will you pick?

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