Before we get into the post, can I just say that I love picnics? A few days ago, my family went to the park to eat a simple picnic supper. Seeing as we live in Minnesota, our park includes a lake and a beach (side note: I love living in the land of 10,000+ lakes!). It was so nice and relaxing to eat and talk while the sun glistened off the water. Simple moments like that are my favorite.
Anyways, back to the post! This month's Flourish post is all about how we plan to flourish in our work and careers. I love this prompt because every person will have a different goals and opinions. One person might apply it to their freelance business while another might apply it to their full-time blog or even to their day job. Whatever your reason, applying work ethic goals is always a good idea.
10 Things I Am Grateful For:
- Rainy days
- Sweet friends
- Their dreams
- My dreams
- Group text messages
I will flourish in my work / career this year by
Networking. Being a business major, I hear this all the time. But it's so true, and it even applies to blogging. Networking and reaching out to other people is a great way to expand your reach and meet others. I'm going to start putting more effort into networking by finding and connecting with others on social media as well as perfecting the art of small talk in real life.
Actively applying what I'm learning. I feel like I'm pretty good at doing this on a regular basis already, but it's something I want to continue. I love learning! If I learn something at work, like writing meeting minutes, I apply the skill of multitasking listening, writing, and talking all at once, to other areas of my life.
Taking time for personal development. Like I said, I love learning! I'd like to take more time to round out other areas of my life that I find beneficial to my future goals, such as making videos and doing styled photography.
Last month we wrote on how we planned to flourish in our daily routines. Streamlining my daily tasks helped a lot! I found that I had more hours to do things and felt less rushed. I unsubscribed from email newsletters I never read and single-tasked on important things. And now that I've been doing it for a month, it's become a habit! Yay!
Saying no and prioritizing things I say yes to is going to be a big thing as I head back to school. You get so bombarded with people asking you to help them with this or that. I hate saying no because it makes me feel bad. But I have to realize that my time is precious and that I need to focus on things that I put my full 100% into.
Overall, last month went really good! I did forget about setting my goals with rewards, but that's not that hard to start doing :)
Next month’s prompt is how you will flourish on your blog. Examples would include: steps to grow your blog, goals, your blog mission statement, etc. If you’re new to the linkup, you can find all of the details right here! I hope you join us sometime, because I’d love to read what you have to say!
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The linkup will go live the first Friday of every month at 6 am CST. You’ll be able to submit your take on the week’s prompt, as well as discover how other’s are planning to Flourish in the different aspects of their lives! My hope is that this linkup will encourage you to take steps, however big or small, towards becoming the best version of yourself. Don’t aim for perfection, but refine what works for you. Here’s to Flourishing in 2015!
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How are you flourishing this month?