Ever feel like you’re always busy, but at the end of the day you sit back and wonder what you actually accomplished?
We all have days like that.
Maybe even weeks or months like that.
But it’s not the way I want to live every day.
Your responses in my end-of-the-year reader survey let me know that it’s not the way you want to live either.
I asked Kristy’s Cottage readers, What was your biggest challenge in 2017?
Check out the most common responses —–>
- Finding more time to take care of myself.
- Having enough time in my day.
- Budgeting and finances.
- Healthy meal prep.
And then these responses, Which area of your life that needs the most improvement?
- I get overwhelmed thinking about everything I need to do, and then I give up and do nothing. (one-third of the women who responded to my survey said this)
- Getting organized.
- Finding balance and cultivating daily rhythms.
- Time management and finances.
I relate to so many of these struggles and desires.
Don’t we all long to live well?
Yet despite our deep desires, living an intentional and productive life doesn’t just happen because we want it to.
We all know that life can happen, year after year, without us ever really reaching our desired goals or God-given potential.
I know, because I’ve been there.
Since I know I’m not the only one who longs to live well and yet sometimes struggles to make that happen, I’m going to unpack something really different and new here at the blog this year.
I’m calling it 31 Days to a More Productive You.
Here’s a live video I posted on the blog Facebook page yesterday; this explains what 31 Days is all about:
"31 Days to a More Productive You: Living & Loving Well as a Homemaker"If you're ready to quit living BUSY and start living productive, let's do this 31-week transformation together! I invite you to join me at our Living & Loving Well Community here on Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/groups/LivingandLovingWell/), and over at the blog (kristyscottage.com) every #motivationalmonday for another step toward a more productive you! #livingwell #moreproductiveyou
Posted by Kristy's Cottage on Sunday, December 31, 2017
A subtitle might read Living and Loving Well as a Homemaker because, really, living and loving well is the big deal in life, isn’t it?
Even more important than just being productive.
Definitely more important that just being busy all the time.
The title reads thirty-one days, but we all know that it takes longer than one calendar month to improve your life, right?
Change requires an altered lifestyle, and that takes time.
Lots of time, and lots of focus.
So we’re going to move through this 31 Days to a More Productive You pretty slowly.
In fact, it’s going to cover thirty-one weeks.
The good news: you won’t have given up on your New Year’s resolutions by Valentine’s Day! We’ll be working through this thing all the way into the middle of the year.
So what exactly is 31 Days to a More Productive You?
Basically, I want to come along side you and encourage you, step by step, as you break away from living a crazy-busy-but not-really-productive kind of life.
Every Monday on the blog for the next thirty-one weeks, I’m going to share a #motivationalmonday post.
We’ll tackle one “chapter” of our 31 Days to a More Productive You each week, until we work through all thirty-one steps.
Some of the topics we’ll cover include:
- a productive woman’s habits, home life, and emotional health
- self care and physical health
- cultivating daily rhythms
- dealing with expectations
- time management
- learning to set boundaries
- marriage and motherhood
- breaking away from negativity and overwhelm
- nurturing faith and spiritual health
Some weeks, I’ll provide printable worksheets for you to download and use.
Other weeks, I’ll post live videos or actions points in our Living and Loving Well Community on Facebook. (You can request to join here.)
Today’s post is really more of an intro so I want to leave you with something to get you started on this 31 Days.
Please enjoy a free download- 7 Surprising Habits of Productive Women.
This is a quick read I created to inspire and encourage you as an intentional woman.
There are eight pages to download and read, and two worksheets to help you think through your own habits and goals as a productive woman.
I hope you love it, and of course I’d love to hear your feedback!
If you’re already a subscriber to this blog, you already have a copy of 7 Surprising Habits of Productive Women siting in your inbox. 🙂
If you’re not a subscriber yet, you can opt in here and receive your download right away.
Next Monday, we’ll kick off with our official 31 Days to a More Productive You post.
In the meantime, I hope you’ll stick around the blog this week, and be sure and connect with me over at our Living & Loving Well community.
I’ll be sharing more ideas and inspiration for living and loving well in the new year.
If you’re ready to quit living BUSY and start living productive, let’s do this 31-week transformation together!