My experience with Homeschooling 🤓
October 4, 2019

How I stay focused and avoid being lazy (almost successfully)

So, as some of you may know, I am a makeup and beauty expert and makeup artist 👩🏼‍🎨 I love what I do and I am extremely proud of it, but sometimes, even though I like what I do, it is not always easy to stay focused and motivated 🤒 I stay home most of my time right now because I am in the midst of moving and I don’t have much to do apart from doing my social media, filming my videos, editing them, writing my blog posts… 📝

To some, this might seem like a lot, but to me it really isn’t that much, and I kind of wish it was, because I have so much free time, that it is often too much and makes me go unproductive and unmotivated for days without end. And that’s not good for me, neither physically and mentally 🧠 I’m tired of being bored, I’m tired of having so much free time, and that’s why I have “developed” a cure against laziness, my own cure. It works for me so it means that it may not work for you, that’s just how different bodies and people work 👯‍♀️

In a week or so, I will be moving to a city that is one of the biggest cities in my country 🏙 It is full of new opportunities and full of new ideas, I am full of new ideas so I’m truly pumped for this new experience. But I know I HAVE to be productive and make the most out of my days, because I will be attending German lessons, Makeup school, the gym… 🏋🏼‍♀️ And I will be doing so many different things during the day, that I have to keep myself focused, motivated and happy, happiness being my first priority of course 🥳

So, what are my own TOP tips to stay out of laziness and staying focused? 🤓

HAVING A PLANNER 📕 Now, I know this sounds SO cliché and you are just like… what the f*ck are you on about… A planner will not make a difference, but I’m telling you, for me, IT DOES. Personally, I like having weekly planners rather than monthly planners because I find monthly planners to be too “square” in the sense that you are “forced” to be writing and scheduling everything for a specific month. The specific weekly planner 🗓that I have, was so hard to find in Spain… Oh my god, I was looking for it for over a month, and once I found it I was so happy I texted my mom and dad to tell them about it (I know… Such a freak, but I am a stationery enthusiast so what can you expect from me..) So, my weekly planner has no dates. It is literally a horizontal planner, it has around 250 pages, double sided. I LOVE it because if one week I don’t have anything planned, I am not forced to write something up neither will I feel bad because I am “wasting” a page. It’s literally the perfect planner, you write the dates and never waste a page 📆

HAVING A NOTEBOOK 📘 I know… Having a notebook? Is this really everything you got for us Jacqui? Yes, trust me guys, having a notebook dedicated to your personal stuff is KEY to being successful at staying focused. I personally have two. One to write up my schedules for videos, IGTV’s and blog posts. I have all of my ideas written in that notebook and if I have any change of plans, I can just go to it and change what needs to be changed. My other notebook is dedicated to my research on “trending topics”, hashtags that are getting the most engagement for my posts… All of that. I also have my future ideas, my projects… 💡 Everything is written in those two notebooks, and the reasoning for having specific notebooks to write down your stuff and not simply a sticky note or a random ass notebook, is because every day, you will want to sit down, get your pretty biros 🖋, your pretty notebooks, your pretty planner, your pretty stickers, washi tape… whatever it may be, and write, and plan… It is key to being motivated and being excited for what you have to do. Having everything organised and having everything nicely done, is SO SO SO damn important 🎀

As I like to say, I like to keep my things “instagrammable” 📸 at all times. This means that, my planners, notebooks, pencils, biros, highlighters… are so pretty and presentable, that if I wanted to, I could instagram them at all times because they’re all so nice 🥰 I know, that sound so artificial and cringe, but for me it really does work and does wonders, so I would only recommend to try it out, you really have nothing to lose. 

I know these were only two tips, but these two things really do work and made miracles in my life, so I really do hope that they work for you. As I keep on in this journey, I’ll update you on the changes and developments I make, but for now, this is everything I got to offer guys. I really hope you enjoyed today’s post and if you did, don’t forget to like this post and share it with the hashtag #jacquikorwanblogs so I can see your reposts and show my appreciation 🥰

Thank you so much for your time, and I will see you next week! 🤩

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