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    The Busy Girl’s Guide to Getting Motivated and Organized!

    The month of January often means new beginnings, opportunities and memories! However, the excitement you initially felt at starting up school again and returning to all of our social engagements, relationships and studies can sometimes start to feel like nervousness and stress after a few weeks. Is this happening to you? If so, here are some tips to give you a boost in staying motivated and organized!

    Tips to help you get motivated: 

    • Find inspiring quotes on success, inspiration, and goals.

    For example:

    There is no success without sacrifice

    Quotes are uplifting, and great reminders to keep going. Place one on your mirror, wall, dresser or binder!

    • Ask someone in your life who you admire to talk with you about his or her goals and how he or she achieved success.
    • Listen to a song that encourages you and write down your DREAMS, GOALS, and ASPIRATIONS for the year. Think realistically. If you’re really motivated, you can make a timeline for goal achievement.

    Music always inspires me, especially Christian music. Listen to something that helps you focus on getting excited for the year and what you want to accomplish. I love Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus Take the Wheel.” That’s my goal is for the year–for him to take the lead in my life!

    Tips to help you get organized:

    • Purchase your school supplies in advance.

    It may seem like common sense, but some people wait until they know what their teachers want them to have. Being pro-active is a great way to be prepared and successful!

    • Prepare yourself spiritually. Be prayed up!

    Ask your parent/guardian or youth pastor for prayer. It is important to be covered in prayer, especially when you are beginning a new season. God loves you so much!!!

    • Start a journal.

    Begin a journal with the Lord–write down your requests, thoughts, prayers, and praise reports. Then, at the end of the year, you can see all of what God has done!

    I love looking back and reflecting on God’s mercy, love, and faithfulness. You won’t regret keeping a journal, I promise.

    Good luck, PI girls!

    You are talented, smart, and amazing daughters of the King! GO in confidence and humility knowing that God is on your side and cheers you on!

    What are some of your tips and ideas for staying motivated and organized?

    Christi Given
    Christi Givenhttp://www.christigiven.com
    Christi Given is a former Trinity Broadcasting Network host for the JUCE TV NETWORK, and has been featured on the Hillsong Channel. Her passion is to reach the youth with the Gospel and her music. Given has been writing for Project Inspired since 2011, and hopes to encourage the younger generation in their faith.

    12 COMMENTS

    1. I love these ideas! I totally, totally, one-hundred percent agree with listening to positive music to help you through the days. I have a favorite right now, as well, that always picks me up: “Busted Heart (Hold On to Me)” by for KING AND COUNTRY. THey play it on my Christian radio station. It always makes me feel better. 🙂

    2. This past week was one of the most stressful of my life. I had so many HUGE school projects to do, and yet I was also so busy with family events and other things. My favorite verse is Philippeans 4:13–“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” This verse helped me SO much this week, and does in EVERY situation. I also remembered to pray and ask God for strength during those stressful, late nights. Girls, please remember that God can help you in ANY situation; even ones that seem impossible to overcome.

    3. This is awesome! My favorite Christian song is Strong Enough by Matthew West. It kind of goes with Philippians 4:13. I have an empty notebook that I want to do something with, so I’m going to do the journal!

    4. A song that really helps me is “This is the Stuff” by Francesca Battistelli.
      “This is the stuff that drives me crazy
      This is the stuff that’s getting to me lately
      In the middle of my little mess
      I forget how big I’m blessed
      This is the stuff that gets under my skin
      But I gotta trust You know exactly what You’re doing
      It might not be what I would choose
      But this is the stuff You use”

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