How To Focus On Your Goals (And Avoid Distractions)

Focusing On Your Goals And Learning To Avoid Distractions

Written By: Layla

Here are some of my tips on how to focus (and stay focused) on your goals whilst avoiding any distractions that come along your way -聽 the best way to kick-start things before the New Year! 馃檪

Start Focusing On Things From Now

I always find that this time of year is the best time of year to look at organising things in your life - whether it's to do with your work, your mindset or your goals, this is the best time to get everything organised.

Why? Rather than waiting for the New Year to arrive only for you to then focus on what you want to achieve, if you focus on things from now - you'll already have a kick-start, being one-step ahead and already in the process of working towards your goals and ambitions.

If you're a blogger, take the time to catch up with any emails, give your blog / website a re-vamp (if you want to make changes) and contact new brands and PR companies - starting the new year with a fresh approach.


What Are Your Goals? What Do You Want To Achieve?

Ask yourself what are your goals and what do you want to achieve? Have you seen improvement in the direction you're going?

If the answer is "No" to any of the above - you may need to approach things differently. For example, if you're simply waiting for things to happen, you could be the one to contact people and make things happen.

I see a lot of bloggers, writers and influencers out there focusing on why they aren't working with brand 'X', 'Y' and 'Z' or constantly worrying about their looks trying to 'outdo' one another but the reality is - this is a distraction and one of the worst things you can do.

Remember that we are all unique (and beautiful) in our own way.

Instead of focusing on others and looking at things negatively, take a step back and focus on your own goals, your own ambitions and overall - your mindset. Once you're focused on what you want to achieve, work hard and don't let anything get in your way.

Be active and don't wait for things to happen. The key is to always focus on yourself and your goals!

Don't let any distractions get in the way and don't focus on other people's achievements - we all have our own path to success and it's up to you to decide how you're going to get there but with negative energy and distractions, you're only going to go 10 steps back.

Always remember that you are beautiful and unique in your own way. Hard work and determination works wonders but so does patience.....


In the meantime, if you have a little bit of time - I'd appreciate the support on my new Vlog! (Vlog #11)

Check it out - I think you might like it as I attend Christmas meetings (with the yummiest drinks) and feed beautiful little stray cats!

Remember, animals need care all year round and if you find any stray dogs or cats, do your part and give them some food, water and love. You can also get in touch with 聽places like Dogs Trust and Battersea who'll be able to help.

I hope you're all having a lovely start to the week!

I have some exciting posts on the way (hopefully this week) where you'll be able to see one of the BEST Christmas Beauty Palettes I have ever seen - honestly, it's so beautiful and I cannot wait to show you....

聽Hope you all enjoyed this post and as always, feel free to comment below and let me know if you're getting things organised for for the New Year?

x x



    • Layla
      4th March 2019 / 8:09 am

      Thank you x

  1. Kate
    19th December 2018 / 5:35 pm

    This is exactly what I’m working on right now! There’s nothing I love more than sitting down with a fresh notebook over Christmas and figuring out my goals for the year to come. Will catch up with your videos as soon as I can. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

    • Layla
      15th January 2019 / 12:19 am

      Ah thank you for your kind comment – glad you like this post x x

    • Layla
      2nd January 2019 / 12:14 am

      Thank you! 馃檪 x

  2. Simone
    17th December 2018 / 7:40 pm

    I do get distracted very easily so your tips are very helpful. I can only agree on all your important points!

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

    • Layla
      2nd January 2019 / 12:11 am

      Thank you very much!! It’s a wonderful way to focus! 馃檪 x

  3. asha
    17th December 2018 / 3:16 pm

    Great post! My goal for 2019 is to stop all this procrastination because imagine how much time I’ll have to actually be productive and achieve all my goals haha

    Asha xo Age of Youth

    • Layla
      15th January 2019 / 12:16 am

      Thank you – this is a lovely post and I hope a few people can get something useful out of features like this x

  4. jenniferpickering22gmailcom
    17th December 2018 / 2:29 pm

    I definitely need to start focusing on my goals more! Thanks for sharing!!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    • Layla
      27th December 2018 / 6:30 pm

      Ah this is such a lovely comment – glad you like this post! 馃檪 x

Thank you for your lovely comments! :) You can also tweet @layladbeauty with any questions! x