This week I made sure I started this 6-week challenge off right. Last time during the 6-Week Better Me Challenge I just dove in without really preparing and planning. To be honest it was just too much going on to focus. For this 6-Week Level Up Challenge I’m really taking time to prepare. First, I focused on my goals. What do I want to accomplish in these six weeks? What do I want to accomplish weekly, or even daily? So, I wrote everything out and broke it all into sections (Projects, Health/Body, Mind & Learning). I had boxes beside every goal so I could check everything off once I completed the task. For example, I have five check boxes by the fitness. My goal is to work out five times a week, so each day I work out I get to check off a box. My list was pretty long, but I know it’s doable. I know the first and even the second week will be a challenge, because I’m just starting. As long as I come out of this closer to my goals then it’s a win.
I’m also doing more research and trying to find ways that will help me grow into the little Boss Lady that I want to be. 😊It’s hard pushing yourself outside of your limits especially when those depression spells hit. I just hope that keeping myself busy and being productive will help with that. In the last two years I have really been in and out of a metaphorical black hole. Every job I apply to that goes unanswered or receiving the dreaded “we decided to go with someone more experienced” email, and after every failed interview I tend to go into zombie mode. I get filled with self-doubt, and I just fall into a funk. After getting rejection after rejection it just really begins to affect you mentally where you start to think you’re not good enough. It’s a draining process, and the moment you start to feel a little better here comes Navient to give you that annual gut punch. This year it’s all about consistency and working hard. If you read my previous posts then you know I’m at a disadvantage since that last job. After that job my back problems got worse, so that cut my options in half. I can’t do much with being in pain, but I don’t plan to let that stop me. When there’s a will there’s a way. I just hope that these six weeks will be a success.