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Life is complicated sometimes.┬áIt’s a fine balance. Everyone needs downtime, even when we do what we love and love what we do. But I’ve never done well with any sort of serious structure. I mean, don’t get me wrong – I want to be one of those people who is on a schedule and who does things when she’s supposed to do them. I really do. And when I completely create the structure and go on my own steam, I do pretty well – which is why I work for me and not some corporation. Thank goodness.

But one of the things about being an entrepreneur is that you sometimes just burn out a little. And when I do that, I tend to space out. I go numb and I stop functioning the way I need to. Those are the days where I do the absolute bare minimum that I need to do to get by. The trick is that I can only do that every now and then.


I usually work like a dog. As in, I love what I do so much that I could literally do it 24/7. But every now and then, I find myself doing busywork, not getting things done that I need to get done – kind of just thinking “ah, I’ll do better tomorrow,” when really, I should be smacking myself and getting myself going in the right direction.

For example, I do live streams on my YouTube channel five days a week. Or, I used to. And my community loved it. But lately I’ve been slacking on those streams and I’m lucky to do 3 a week.

This is evidence that I’m not on track, and I am afraid it’s going to make the community think they can’t count on me to be there. I don’t want that.

So, how do I get my shit together and get back on track?

I guess I’m going to take my own advice and do what has worked a thousand times before. Stuff like:

  • Using my bullet journal every day.
  • Waking up earlier, every day.
  • Having coffee outside.
  • Spend at least 30 minutes working out before I get to my office.
  • Use my Good Morning Beautiful playlist.
  • Getting to my office by 9 a.m., fully dressed and ready to roll.
  • Setting and completing my top 3 priorities each day.
  • Drinking enough water.

So, that’s the plan. It works if you work it, my friend. And I am about to prove it to myself once again.

(HOLD ON, SPANily! I’m coming back!)


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