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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?

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  1. completelyandutterlyloved

    Posted by completelyandutterlyloved on June 22, 2016 at 00:14

    Needed this! Even it is a little bit late to say.

  2. Blacky99

    Posted by Blacky99 on April 14, 2012 at 10:20

    I don’t quite get the journal idea, is it just writing down your thoughts related to God and what you prayed for and how God answered?

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by onedirection4ever on January 29, 2012 at 14:12

    I follow all of these tips already, and journaling really helps me.

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by Julia on January 28, 2012 at 06:11

    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”

  5. Blacky99

    Posted by Blacky99 on January 24, 2012 at 18:17

    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!

  6. Project Inspired

    Posted by Ann Marie on January 24, 2012 at 04:50

    I hate doing homework as soon as I get home. So instead of waiting til like 8 at night or the next morning as soon as I get home I check the clock and have an hour break before I start it.

  7. Paris

    Posted by Paris on January 23, 2012 at 20:47

    What keeps me motivated is my grades because I know that they are the only way that I can get into college. Praying takes the burden of school off our shoulders,so I always pray.

  8. Project Inspired

    Posted by Jade on January 23, 2012 at 18:23

    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.

  9. Project Inspired

    Posted by xALIYAH on January 23, 2012 at 06:51

    thx i need to stay motivated and organized because i had that problem mostly when going through school. 🙂

  10. Project Inspired

    Posted by ForHim15 on January 22, 2012 at 19:26

    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. 🙂

  11. Project Inspired

    Posted by JennaBel on January 22, 2012 at 18:28

    This is AWESOME!!! I’m so motivated just after reading this!! I cant wait to try all of these things!!! Thank you!!! 😀

  12. Project Inspired

    Posted by galeprimrue on January 22, 2012 at 18:21

    I love the journal idea!!!! I think I’m going to start doing that!! And, luckily, at my school they give us supply lists at registration, so we know exactly what we need!!!!