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Life is fast-paced. That's a fact. Add a career in social media & blogging, & the time goes by even quicker. It's incredibly hard to stay up-to-date. It's even more difficult to stay in the know while remaining invigorated & inspired to do so. Follow me into my day & see how I stay productive & motivated to achieve my blogging to do list!

cold brew iced coffee

Step 1: Breakfast

I always try to start my day off with a hearty, wholesome breakfast since it energizes me in the morning. I headed over to my local Ralphs to pick up some SToK™ cold brew coffee. I asked an associate where to find cold brew & she pointed me in the direction of the dairy aisle. I walked over to the aisle & found SToK™ right in the coffee & tea refrigerator.

While at Ralphs, an elderly woman saw me taking photos & curiously asked why I was doing so. I told her the truth & said I was working on a blog post! Ha! She was too cute. After that, I went to self checkout & the SToK™ 48 oz Cold Brew Iced Coffee was mine. Easy peasy.

I opted for the Un-Sweet version of the 48 oz Cold Brew Iced Coffee. Fred likes his coffee black while I add a touch of coconut creamer. I normally don't like black coffee but when I tried Fred's cup, it was genuinely delicious. I was impressed. Cold brewed & slow brewedSToK™ is bold enough to get my creative juices flowing in the morning. We made some avocado toast topped with a fried egg & munched on a side of papaya, grapefruit, & cantaloupe.

cold brew iced coffee

Step 2: Plan

After we're done eating breaky, the next step to achieving my goals is planning them out. I physically write down all the tasks I can think of on a piece of paper, so my eyes can see them. Then I identify three tasks I definitely want to achieve that day. This step is imperative to getting organized & prepared.

My top three goals for today are:

  1. Go to store to pick up facial cleanser product for post
  2. Write content & edit photos for my Palm Springs OOTD post
  3. Begin writing beauty subscription box preview

Step 3: Action

Okay, so I took the time to get pumped for the day, I wrote down my tasks, now it's time to turn those goals into action. With my overall list & my three must achieve goals in mind, it makes the action aspect easier to accomplish.

Since there are at least three items I must cross off, I make those a priority & work on them first thing. Begin with the hardest task first, so the rest of the list seems simple in comparison. I highlight what I did accomplish & write the date it was done. If I didn't complete a task, it's left blank until it's finished. I strike through tasks for posts I threw out all together.

cold brew iced coffee

And those are my three steps to a productive blogging day. There will always be a new social media update. There will always be new products to try. There will always be a growing to do list & goals that seem unachievable, but with a bit of energy, a cup of cold brew coffee, some planning, & some follow-through, anything is possible. Get SToK™ at your local Ralphs!

How do you stay productive? Have you tried SToK™? :]

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